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ghost rider

Buffalo Grove, IL

#1 Dec 3, 2012
Wisconsin come on! Get rid of Ryan! Grow a brain already!
repub ruler of the world

Eau Claire, WI

#2 Dec 10, 2012
The biggest corporate junkie I can think of. He will craft laws that only help the rich and his CEO friends. I just love his snarky looks,almost as much as weasel faced Rancid Preibus. Why aren't there any republicans on this sight touting his virtue.
Well because he is a loser,couldn't even get his own hometown to vote for him in the presidential election.
Right now he is toxic,with the fiscal negotiations going on right now.
Watch out for these crooks they will tell you one thing and do another. Like Walker says bait and switch, divide and conquer.
Largelanguage

Chester, UK

#3 Dec 26, 2012
repub ruler of the world wrote:
The biggest corporate junkie I can think of. He will craft laws that only help the rich and his CEO friends. I just love his snarky looks,almost as much as weasel faced Rancid Preibus. Why aren't there any republicans on this sight touting his virtue.
Well because he is a loser,couldn't even get his own hometown to vote for him in the presidential election.
Right now he is toxic,with the fiscal negotiations going on right now.
Watch out for these crooks they will tell you one thing and do another. Like Walker says bait and switch, divide and conquer.
No, fool, your little boy, Obama is the one who makes policies which destroy EVERYONE.
zipp

Bensenville, IL

#4 Dec 26, 2012
Largelanguage wrote:
<quoted text>
No, fool, your little boy, Obama is the one who makes policies which destroy EVERYONE.
No I think you might have missed the mark. The people decided and Ryan lost. The electorate rejected his budget plan and the repubs keep trying to push all or parts of it through in the fiscal cliff talplan ryans plan would turn social security into a voucher system or privatized mess. Why? Social security is not part of the debt. Wont you count on social security one day? But in spite of some of these nonsensical. Ideas, some still bang the drum that Obama is the evil doer.
Largelanguage

Chester, UK

#5 Dec 26, 2012
zipp wrote:
<quoted text>
No I think you might have missed the mark. The people decided and Ryan lost. The electorate rejected his budget plan and the repubs keep trying to push all or parts of it through in the fiscal cliff talplan ryans plan would turn social security into a voucher system or privatized mess. Why? Social security is not part of the debt. Wont you count on social security one day? But in spite of some of these nonsensical. Ideas, some still bang the drum that Obama is the evil doer.
No it won't. Politics is all about rights and budget plans. Obama is raising taxes far too high, as well as wasting away the goverments resources on healthcare. He is also flouting the constitution, mr know it all.
zipp

Bensenville, IL

#6 Dec 26, 2012
You seem to have some basic errors in your assessment. Mr. Oblivious.
Largelanguage

Chester, UK

#7 Dec 26, 2012
zipp wrote:
You seem to have some basic errors in your assessment. Mr. Oblivious.
What are those BOY? Tell me in that case BOY!
zipp

Bensenville, IL

#8 Dec 26, 2012
Ryan says his budget cuts more than $5 trillion in the next decade. Less than a trillion of that is coming from Medicare. Romney says his budget cuts about $7 trillion from the budget over the next decade and not a dollar of that comes from Medicare. And neither Romney nor Ryan want to cut Social Security and both increase spending on defense.

If you're not cutting Medicare or Social Security or defense you've already taken more than half of the federal budget off the table. And you know what's mainly left,the big pot of money you can still cut?

Programs for poor people.
zipp

Eau Claire, WI

#9 Dec 26, 2012
There Boy! Something else for you to contemplate. Boy!

Bahaha!
zipp

Eau Claire, WI

#10 Dec 26, 2012
There's been so much noise about what Paul Ryan's budget plan does to Medicare and Medicaid that the damage it would do to Social Security has gone unnoticed.

It is true that Ryan sidesteps proposing specific cuts in Social Security benefits.(For some insight into where Ryan's heart lies,however,we have his privatization scheme in his 2010 Roadmap for America's Future,aka the Highway to Hell.)

But Ryan's budget strikes two major blows to Social Security:

It creates an unprecedented new fast-track procedure to ram through Social Security benefit cuts.

Under Ryan's plan,any year Social Security is not in 75-year balance,the president and Congress would have to legislate changes that bring it to solvency through an "expedited process."

In effect,Ryan would free up Social Security for fast-track cuts by turning it into a regular line budget item. Since Social Security is not part of the general budget,has its own revenue stream,and is forbidden by law from borrowing,it has always been dealt with separately from the rest of the budget. In fact,Ryan had to create a new fast-track process to trigger cuts for Social Security alone,because by law,it is excluded from fast-track reconciliation procedures for the general budget.

Further,projections of Social Security's solvency change every year,which means that Ryan's plan could force big changes to Social Security based on very short-term variations in the program's finances.

It endorses major middle class benefit cuts.

Just what kinds of changes would Ryan push through under the new "expedited process" he is proposing? Well,short of explicitly embracing their recommendations,Ryan makes clear that the draconian plan put forward by Fiscal Commission Co-Chairs Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson is his model for reform. Click here and here for a refresher on the Bowles-Simpson proposal.

The Bowles-Simpson proposal was two-thirds benefit cuts and one-third revenue increases. Only,Ryan thinks the "merits" of their paltry revenue increases are "debatable." He'll take the gargantuan benefit cuts and leave the additional revenue,thank you very much.

Here's a brief summary of the Bowles-Simpson cuts:

Cut benefits for 60% of "Very Low" earners,those with average annual earnings of $10,771

Raise the full retirement age to 69,and the earliest eligibility age to 64 (13% cut)

Cut the cost of living allowance by adopting the Chained CPI,cutting $108 billion in benefits over 10 years

Flatten the benefit formula,dramatically reducing Social Security's wage replacement rate for all but the poorest workers,thus eroding the link between earnings and benefits,and turning Social Security into a welfare-style program

In addition,Ryan's plan would "pare back spending on non-security government bureaucracies to below 2008 levels and hold this category of spending to a five-year freeze." It would be up to the Appropriations Committee to decide which specific government programs get cut under this spending freeze,which means the Social Security Administration's administrative funding would be in the hands of the Republican Appropriations Committee. If the $1.7 billion in administrative funding cuts in the House Republicans' Continuing Resolution,HR 1, is any guide,however,the Appropriations Committee will not tread lightly on Social Security's administrative funding. To give an idea of the effects cuts to SSA's administrative funding could have,the $1.7 billion in cuts in the HR 1 would have shuttered SSA offices for four weeks, causing them furlough thousands of workers and preventing the processing of 700,000 new claims
zipp

United States

#11 Dec 26, 2012
Well sir, if you can dispute these facts with another reality, good luck.
zipp

United States

#12 Dec 26, 2012
Hey where did you go? No response? That's too bad.
Largelanguage

Chester, UK

#13 Dec 26, 2012
zipp wrote:
Ryan says his budget cuts more than $5 trillion in the next decade. Less than a trillion of that is coming from Medicare. Romney says his budget cuts about $7 trillion from the budget over the next decade and not a dollar of that comes from Medicare. And neither Romney nor Ryan want to cut Social Security and both increase spending on defense.
If you're not cutting Medicare or Social Security or defense you've already taken more than half of the federal budget off the table. And you know what's mainly left,the big pot of money you can still cut?
Programs for poor people.
Ryan is the one whose cutting medicare. In 2009, according to
"Guiness World Records 2013", it stated that america, in 2009, invested the most in healthcare, which of course was during Obama's reign. Ryan is the one making cuts to medicare by limiting it to privatizing it for people under the age of 55 years old. Paul Ryan made the healthcare budget extremely minimized because less people need healthcare than most fools would come to believe.
Obamacare is wasting away the budget even more. I'm sure in "Guiness World Records 2014", the record will be placed in 2013 when he makes it even worse through his Obamacare.
Largelanguage

Chester, UK

#14 Dec 26, 2012
zipp wrote:
There Boy! Something else for you to contemplate. Boy!
Bahaha!
No way son, I'm right on top of my game!
Largelanguage

Chester, UK

#15 Dec 26, 2012
zipp wrote:
There's been so much noise about what Paul Ryan's budget plan does to Medicare and Medicaid that the damage it would do to Social Security has gone unnoticed.
It is true that Ryan sidesteps proposing specific cuts in Social Security benefits.(For some insight into where Ryan's heart lies,however,we have his privatization scheme in his 2010 Roadmap for America's Future,aka the Highway to Hell.)
But Ryan's budget strikes two major blows to Social Security:
It creates an unprecedented new fast-track procedure to ram through Social Security benefit cuts.
Under Ryan's plan,any year Social Security is not in 75-year balance,the president and Congress would have to legislate changes that bring it to solvency through an "expedited process."
In effect,Ryan would free up Social Security for fast-track cuts by turning it into a regular line budget item. Since Social Security is not part of the general budget,has its own revenue stream,and is forbidden by law from borrowing,it has always been dealt with separately from the rest of the budget. In fact,Ryan had to create a new fast-track process to trigger cuts for Social Security alone,because by law,it is excluded from fast-track reconciliation procedures for the general budget.
Further,projections of Social Security's solvency change every year,which means that Ryan's plan could force big changes to Social Security based on very short-term variations in the program's finances.
It endorses major middle class benefit cuts.
Just what kinds of changes would Ryan push through under the new "expedited process" he is proposing? Well,short of explicitly embracing their recommendations,Ryan makes clear that the draconian plan put forward by Fiscal Commission Co-Chairs Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson is his model for reform. Click here and here for a refresher on the Bowles-Simpson proposal.
The Bowles-Simpson proposal was two-thirds benefit cuts and one-third revenue increases. Only,Ryan thinks the "merits" of their paltry revenue increases are "debatable." He'll take the gargantuan benefit cuts and leave the additional revenue,thank you very much.
Here's a brief summary of the Bowles-Simpson cuts:
Cut benefits for 60% of "Very Low" earners,those with average annual earnings of $10,771
Raise the full retirement age to 69,and the earliest eligibility age to 64 (13% cut)
Cut the cost of living allowance by adopting the Chained CPI,cutting $108 billion in benefits over 10 years
Flatten the benefit formula,dramatically reducing Social Security's wage replacement rate for all but the poorest workers,thus eroding the link between earnings and benefits,and turning Social Security into a welfare-style program
In addition,Ryan's plan would "pare back spending on non-security government bureaucracies to below 2008 levels and hold this category of spending to a five-year freeze." It would be up to the Appropriations Committee to decide which specific government programs get cut under this spending freeze,which means the Social Security Administration's administrative funding would be in the hands of the Republican Appropriations Committee. If the $1.7 billion in administrative funding cuts in the House Republicans' Continuing Resolution,HR 1, is any guide,however,the Appropriations Committee will not tread lightly on Social Security's administrative funding. To give an idea of the effects cuts to SSA's administrative funding could have,the $1.7 billion in cuts in the HR 1 would have shuttered SSA offices for four weeks, causing them furlough thousands of workers and preventing the processing of 700,000 new claims
Thats because more people need social security under Obama's reign than many fools come to the believe the tell tales of.
Largelanguage

Chester, UK

#16 Dec 26, 2012
zipp wrote:
Well sir, if you can dispute these facts with another reality, good luck.
I just did!
Largelanguage

Chester, UK

#17 Dec 26, 2012
zipp wrote:
Hey where did you go? No response? That's too bad.
I'm right here!
zipp

Glenview, IL

#18 Dec 26, 2012
Largelanguage wrote:
<quoted text>
Ryan is the one whose cutting medicare. In 2009, according to
"Guiness World Records 2013", it stated that america, in 2009, invested the most in healthcare, which of course was during Obama's reign. Ryan is the one making cuts to medicare by limiting it to privatizing it for people under the age of 55 years old. Paul Ryan made the healthcare budget extremely minimized because less people need healthcare than most fools would come to believe.
Obamacare is wasting away the budget even more. I'm sure in "Guiness World Records 2014", the record will be placed in 2013 when he makes it even worse through his Obamacare.
Yikes, where to start? Well sir this is intriguing to say the most and wrong to say the least. Let's look at it from the most basic level. I gave you very specific details and numbers regarding how the Ryan budget effects Social security, Medicare, and Medicaid. All you said, in your basic response is that you don't believe it because the Guiness book says its wrong
Really? That's the dispute of facts? Let's forget the issue of making all of your biggest cuts to the most vulnerable people. If you tell me that 4+4=1, then you must show me how the math works and not simply say that someone told you its wrong, or the Guiness book. You've got to do better then that. By the way, did I tell you that the national enquirer said the earth would be attacked by aliens? Or, did you know the pro wrestling is real?

Oh well, most of this is a moot point anyway. The fact is that the electorate rejected Ryan's plan. Many polls still show that the majority continue to reject this plan. Understood that you may not think this is appropriate, but it was decided.
Largelanguage

Chester, UK

#19 Dec 27, 2012
zipp wrote:
<quoted text>
Yikes, where to start? Well sir this is intriguing to say the most and wrong to say the least. Let's look at it from the most basic level. I gave you very specific details and numbers regarding how the Ryan budget effects Social security, Medicare, and Medicaid. All you said, in your basic response is that you don't believe it because the Guiness book says its wrong
Really? That's the dispute of facts? Let's forget the issue of making all of your biggest cuts to the most vulnerable people. If you tell me that 4+4=1, then you must show me how the math works and not simply say that someone told you its wrong, or the Guiness book. You've got to do better then that. By the way, did I tell you that the national enquirer said the earth would be attacked by aliens? Or, did you know the pro wrestling is real?
Oh well, most of this is a moot point anyway. The fact is that the electorate rejected Ryan's plan. Many polls still show that the majority continue to reject this plan. Understood that you may not think this is appropriate, but it was decided.
What cuts is ryan making? Explain yourself then.
zipp

Chicago, IL

#20 Dec 27, 2012
The centerpiece of Ryan's plan is his proposal to transform Medicare into a system of subsidized private insurance plans only this time he's suggesting offering seniors the option of buying into the traditional "fee-for-service" program. Over the next 10 years, Ryan's plan would shave $205 billion in Medicare spending. Then more savings would roll in as the Medicare eligibility age gradually climbed from 65 to 67. Ryan hopes to save another $810 billion in federal spending on Medicaid over the next decade. But he's proposing even bigger cuts elsewhere.

The biggest reductions? All of the government's entitlement programs, including welfare, food stamps, agricultural subsidies ($30 billion), and transportation, would come under the chopping block. Together, they'd account for $2 trillion in spending cuts. Ryan's plan which, by the way, has essentially zero chance of passing in the Democratic-controlled Senate calls for spending 13 percent less on veterans, 6 percent less on science, space, and technology, and 25 percent less on transportation projects, such as upgrading roads and bridges.

Where does Ryan want to spend more? Ryan's budget would increase defense spending over what Obama has proposed, pushing spending in 2013 from $546 billion to $554 billion, and shield the Pentagon from $500 billion in cuts triggered when the congressional super committee failed to reach a deficit reduction deal last year.

Taxes? The biggest example of Ryan's budgetary largesse comes from his simplification of the tax code, eliminating the Alternative Minimum Tax, and collapsing the top individual and corporate tax rates to 25 percent. Ryan says the moves would fuel economic growth while reducing deficit spending. The White House says Ryan wants to "shower the wealthiest few Americans with an average tax cut of at least $150,000," and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says he's shifting a greater share of health-care costs to seniors and letting "Medicare wither on the vine."

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