Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona
Does Congressman Paul Ryan not realize that the Romney-Ryan ticket lost in November?
And that President Barack Obama (who sounded like a progressive in the last days of the campaign) won by a larger margin than any other president in recent history— including John Kennedy, Ronald Raegan, and Bill Clinton?
The November election was a much a referendum FOR Obama as it was AGAINST Republican austerity and their ideas to balance the budget on the backs of Americans– rather than forcing the 1% to pay their fair share.
Or does Ryan– and the other Wall Street shills in Congress– just think that if they propose the same stale, trickle down economics and middle class austerity ideas over and over again that eventually we will acquiesce and say, “Oh, yeah, go ahead and screw the 99%. Obviously, the robber barons… er… your corporate masters… er… the 1% really need additional tax breaks more than we need Social Security or Medicare.”
From the New York Times: Ryan Budget Plan Aims to Roll Back Obama Agenda
From The Nation: Paul Ryan’s Bumper-Sticker-Slogan Budget
From the Huffington Post: Paul Ryan Budget: House GOP Unveils Blueprint To Slash Medicaid, Medicare And Repeal Obamacare