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Paul Ryan: Why Propose Stale Budget Policies We Voted Against in November?

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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 TimesRyan Budget Plan Aims to Roll Back Obama Agenda

From The NationPaul Ryan’s Bumper-Sticker-Slogan Budget

From the Huffington PostPaul Ryan Budget: House GOP Unveils Blueprint To Slash Medicaid, Medicare And Repeal Obamacare

Paul Krugman: Paul Ryan’s Budget Plan ‘Has Gotten Even Crueler’

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The Tucson Progressive: Pamela Powers Hannley

I stand on the side of Love. I believe in kindness to all creatures on Earth and the inherent self-worth of all individuals--not just people who agree with me or look like me.

Widespread economic and social injustice prompted me to become a candidate for the Arizona House, representing Legislative District 9 in the 2016 election. My platform focuses on economic reforms to grow Arizona's economy, establish a state-based public bank, fix our infrastructure, fully fund public education, growlocal small businesses and community banks, and put people back to work at good-paying jobs. I also stand for equal rights, choice, and paycheck fairness for women. I am running as a progressive and running clean.

My day job is managing editor for the American Journal of Medicine, an academic medicine journal with a worldwide circulation. In addition, my husband and I co-direct Arizonans for a New Economy, Arizona's public banking initiative. I am a member of the national board of the Public Banking Institute, and I am co-chair of the Arizona Democratic Progressive Caucus, the largest caucus of the Arizona Democratic Party.

I am a published author, photographer, videographer, clay artist, mother, nana, and wife. I have a bachelor's degree in journalism from Ohio State University and a masters in public health from the University of Arizona. I grew up in Amherst, Ohio, but I have lived in Tucson, Arizona since 1981. I am a proud member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson and the Public Relations Society of America.

My Tucson Progressive blog and Facebook page feature large doses of liberal ideas, local, state, and national politics, and random bits of humor. I also blog at Blog for Arizona and the Huffington Post.

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