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Rand Paul preaches “Trickle Down Reagan-omics” at Howard University

Rand Paul’s ignorance, distortions, and deceptions, Part II.

During his lecture Rand Paul praises the economic growth during Reagan’s presidency as a model to follow.

  • Reagan raised taxes.
    • Paul opposes tax increases.
    • (Obama calls for tax increases)
  • Reagan expanded the size of government 1.5 million employees.
    • Paul calls for smaller government.
    • (Obama has cut nearly 800,000 government jobs)
  • Reagan increased the military with a $1 Trillion dollar peace time build up.
    • Rand Paul does love this about Reagan.
    • Obama has reduced military spending.
  • All this he did with deficit spending.
    •  Blaming federal deficit as the cause of poor economic growth, Paul calls for austerity to balance the budget.
    • Obama has reduced the deficit every year in office and calls for easing down the deficit.

The only things Reagan and Paul have in common is they were both republicans and loved spending money to threaten the world. Paul claims that the republican party has not changed. Paul needs to be a student not a lecturer.


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Refusing to Negotiate or Compromise, the House of Representatives Tells America: We Are a Poor Country With No Resources, Except for War.

The house continues to refuse to negotiate. The Romney plan, passed twice by the House, was rejected twice. The presidents plan presented to the House shortly after the election and posted on the internet, has been totally ignored. John Boehner admitted “where’s the presidents plan? I haven’t seen it.”

Negotiation requires both plans be modified in compromise until they agree. The Ryan Budget which passed the house yesterday does the opposite. The Ryan Budget is even more egregious to the President, the Senate, and the working class than the Romney plan.

Ryan’s grandstanding denying the truth, “We want to balance the budget, they don’t”. The truth is the Republican war mongering and depression of the working class created the deficits that have been reduced every year since the GOP lost the white house. Democrats have done a lot to work toward a balance budget. The “balance the budget” claim is obviously smoke screen for his increases in Military spending, more war.

The “Destroy Obama at All Costs” is alive and well, even if it leaves some Americans to starve, many to die of easily treatable illnesses, children homeless, educational opportunities denied, and the economy in depression.

The Ryan budget tells us that America is too poor a nation and must let the hungry starve and leave the sick untended, children living in the street, and those who thirst for knowledge in ignorance. The Ryan budget shows no hint of “Christian Values”.

A person with a few million dollars in the bank will not suffer. The working class, 98% of America will. All democrats and only 10 republicans see the above facts. Boehner, Ryan, and friends must be too out of touch to understand the pain they cause or they just don’t care.

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New Mexico Can be Proud of Thier New Congresswoman

Here is someone in Washington fighting for the 98%. Congresswoman Lujan Grisham speaks out in in a place hostile toward America. I urge you to take a moment to listen.

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Paul Ryan Budget Promotes Growth of “Too Big To Fail”.

Paul Ryan and friends deny the most basic concepts of American Democracy.

If Government was “Of the People, By the People, and For the People”, the working class could build a country where:

  • Everyone would have food.
  • Everyone would have a roof over their heads.
  • Everyone could get an education.
  • Everyone could see a doctor when they needed to.
  • Everyone would be safe from police harassment.
  • Background checks to buy firearms would be law.
  • Assault Weapons would be banned.
  • Democrats would be a majority in the US House of Representatives.
  • All Americans could marry the person of their choice.
  • Every child born would be wanted.
  • Poverty would be a free choice, not a circumstance of birth.
  • All citizens would respect, not fear, the government.
  • The world would respect, not fear, America.
  • Every American would be proud of their country.

Paul Ryan budget shows that “too big to fail” is not big enough. Interfering with the biggest getting bigger is government overreach. Protecting the the working class form the tyranny of the rich and powerful is  government overreach. in this area he calls for smaller government.

Paul Ryan budget proposal fights against government interference with  the freedom to starve, freedom to die if your sick, freedom be victimized if your weak, etc. To interfere with these rights would be government overreach.

Government must be big enough to go far beyond defense and threaten the world with military force. In this area Paul Ryan promotes growth.

Government must be big enough to restrict freedom to choose who you marry and what you and your doctor decides is best for your health. Here Ryan also calls for growth of the reach of government.

The only economic growth promoted by the Ryan budget is more “to big to fail”. This type of growth is temporary. As demonstrated in 2008, when the working class is depressed, the economy fails all classes, the rich included.

Ryan promotes a system that is prejudicial against the working class. Ryan learned nothing from the cycles of recession of the past 30 years. By the labor and consumerism of the working class, the rich get richer. When the working class prospers the country prospers and visa verse.

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Refusing to Negotiate, Paul Ryan Continues Rhetorically Inflamitory Grandstanding.

The US Senate did pass a bipartisan budget bill. If it were not a bipartisan bill it would have been filibustered by the GOP.

John Boehner prevented negotiation by taking every proposal from the president to a press conference with statements like “He can’t be serious”. Paul Ryan continues to refuse to negotiate taking the newly passed Senate budget bill to the press conference and saying “they’re blowing smoke”.

Negotiating between the House and the Senate is traditionally done in committee. Without distraction from the press, all previous congresses have worked through their differences and produced a functional budget by sitting down and negotiating a compromise. The GOP refuses to do anything like this.

Eric Cantor, republican majority leader in the House, demonstrated the “my way or highway” attitude stating “If Obama is unwilling to stop trying to raise taxes there is now way we can lay aside our differences”. We can lay aside our differences? Raising taxes is the differences. Obama must do all he says or no deal will be made.

The president has no vote in congress. When the GOP House leadership ceases the inflammatory rhetoric and engages in more productive dialog with the Senate, then a deal will be reached.

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Feeding People Helps Most of Societies Problems.

The Paul Ryan budget calls for large cuts in food subsidies.

Note to Paul Ryan: people are entitled to food, its call the “social conscience”, Something the GOP lacks.

  • Reduce unemployment: Starving people can’t work.
  • Reduce Crime: Starving people steal.
  • Reduce disease: Starving people are sick people.
  • Reduce Birth Defects: Starving people have weak babies.
  • Reduce violence: Starving people are not happy people.
  • Increase hope: Starvation steals hope.
  • Increase Patriotism: A country that cannot feed its poor is not worth believing in.
  • Decrease the disenfranchised: A meal says the nation cares.
  • (I ask the reader to leave comments and grow this list)
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Ryan Budget: Cut Access to Food. Melissa Harris-Perry: Improve Education by Feeding Kids.

I see a clear difference in priorities here. My thanks to Melissa Harris-Perry for a real way to improve education. Feed people.

Melissa’s suggestion is unique in today’s “blame teachers for everything” dialog. Thanks, you are a class act Melissa. (another difference between you and Paul Ryan)

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Ryan on Medicare: August 2012 compared to today. Redistribution of Wealth is not Deficit Reduction.

Fact checked to death, everything Ryan said in this video about Obama reducing benefits was shown as false.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, PPACA, that the GOP labeled “Obamacare” eliminated over $710 billion wasted medicare funds. It stopped paying private hospitals and insurance companies for providing nothing. It did take the wasted medicare funds and spent it on increased benefits to the elderly.

In the video Ryan slams the waste reduction and increased benefits and promises to first, put that waste back in and rolling back the increase in benefits by repealing the PPACA,  and second, he promises devotion to protecting Medicare.

He now brags about his rape of Medicare. His new budget still calls for putting the waste back in, making the rich richer by repealing the PPACA thus rolling back the increase in benefits and cutting actual benefits by a over $780 Billion.

Ryan also keeps the tax dollars that were to pay for health care for everyone, that the working class pays for new access to health care, and denies them the health care. That is balancing the budget on the backs of the poor.

Somehow this redistribution of wealth from the working class to the wealthy is deficit reduction.

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Paul Ryan rerun: 2008 election and 2012 election. Working across the isle?

Much of the 2008 presidential campaign was about universal health care. Paul Ryan still proposes repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Much of the 2012 presidential campaign concerned medicaid, here Paul Ryan again attacks  medicare on the losing side.

This move would add 716 Billion to the federal deficit. The 716 billion the congressional budget committee says the PPACA saved. This savings was the 716 billion of waste in medicare that the PPACA eliminated without effecting patient benefits.  Why reinstate waste? Simple, this is money paid for no service making hospital administrators, the rich, richer.

Republicans lost, not because they could not get their message across, but because we are listening and the majority of Americans are NOT STUPID. There does exist a small minority that believes everything he says without thought, they are called the Tea Party.

This is not trying to find a middle ground and working out a solution to this nations problems. This is clearly a maneuver to further divide this country against itself. This has no chance of actually happening and he knows it.

Keep talking Paul Ryan, we are listening and you will go the way of Mitt.

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USA is a strong ship, it will right itself, damaged but still seaworthy.

Over time, individual programs, one by one, will begin to feel the pain of the Sequestor. Supporters of each afflicted program will press for relief. Polls show a majority for restoring funding to everything cut can be found. Piece by piece legislation will be introduced to increase funding for individual programs.

The amount of increase in each of these individual programs will be small. As long as each increase is paid for the result will be the same as if Obama’s budget plan had been passed in 2011, except for one detail, the scars left behind.

The interim damage to the economic recovery will never be corrected. The economic recovery will always be behind of where it could have been.The depression of the middle class will always put this country behind where it could have been. This time of suffering of the poor cannot be restored. Educational opportunities missed will put today’s children further behind.

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