Ryan, back on Capitol Hill, will help lead budget talks

  • Article by: JENNIFER STEINHAUER , New York Times
  • Updated: November 18, 2012 - 9:21 PM
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wdntyouknwNov. 18, 12 9:48 PM

Ryan's extreme social agenda and Rand-style, hurt everybody else just so you can get ahead dystopia is not something the American people want. If he's too extreme for this Republican congress, that's got to tell you something.

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markeyboyNov. 18, 1210:13 PM

Paul Ryan still has Ayn Rand rattling around in his head. Late in the campaign Ryan was muted reagarding his ideals because the Romney/Ryan handlers saw the liability. His minimalism within his "path to prosperity" guts Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps and education funding...and protects the wealthy even though there is no guarantee that they will create jobs with their windfall. The story line is the same here, upstream and against the wind for the 98%.

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Wally_99Nov. 18, 1211:30 PM

Attention socialists: Ryan is a good man, and supports our #1 goal as Republicans: TO CUT SPENDING. We are doomed without this philosophy.

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Kate23Nov. 18, 1211:55 PM

"Is he going to run in 2016...?" This devotee of Ayn Rand couldn't even carry Janesville, his home town...only an overinflated sense of self would make this TeaParty darlng think of leading this country...and, oh yes, he'd have to speak to women, blacks, Latinos, gays, lesbians, young people and the nuns on the bus and convince them that he really really does care about everyone just like his friend Mitt does...oh, never mind...

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danderson60Nov. 18, 1211:58 PM

More do nothing congress if Ryan is at the helm of the negotiations. He's part of the problem, not the solution.

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mohawk1953Nov. 19, 12 5:49 AM

Anybody that thinks either party is in favor of reduced government, less spending, and a better middle class is nuts. All they are in favor is spending money on their own agenda's. THAT's what you vote for - how you want your tax dollars spent, NOT because you think they're actually going to cut spending. About Ryan - I just can't get past that face and ears -looks like a cab with the doors open.

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tnesleyNov. 19, 12 6:00 AM

If the Federal government does not reduce spending...all the social programs we enjoy are noise, because there will be no money to support them. It is pay me now or later. For taxation-go BIG. Scrap the entire system, replace it with a flat tax of around 17% for all, first $35K non-taxable, and eliminate almost all deductions (just leave mortgage,IRA, and some for charity).

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bizsmithNov. 19, 12 6:12 AM

I hope he can remember that he said they were beat fair and square and will consider compromise.

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drfranktNov. 19, 12 6:20 AM

Ryan on the "cut spending" side, obama on the "increase taxes" side. Unless BOTH sides cave some, there will be no "meeting of the minds." Equal compromise takes 2 sides. A difference of 3 million votes out of 120 million cast does not a "mandate" make for the community organizer.

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guessagainNov. 19, 12 6:24 AM

Ryan's budget was a disaster from the start. The CBE says it would add five trillion to our national debt. Religious leaders say that it takes money from the poor and needy and gives it to the rich (which it does, hand-over-fist). It eliminates Medicare and cripples Social Security. This man had no clue about how a budget works, only about his Ayn Rand misconceptions that don't apply in today's world. Sadly, his cronies have put him back where he is is totally out of his league. Like Michele Bachmann on the Intelligence Committee. The Peter Principle at work in the GOP.

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