Paul Ryan = Establishment Yes man, always was. Why people consider him a conservative is beyond me because I've seen his voting record.
The right choice in the right direction. Let. It. Burn.
One thing is clear- House Republicans are working to keep taxes as low for as many people as possible. And they deserve our understanding on this issue, if not our agreement. But they will not succeed. And that's the point.
Even though the lot of them should be thrown out for other reasons.
In any case, Plan B is no litmus test. That is, provided, they treat it as a line in the sand, as they are indicating, rather than yet another stage of negotiation.
Shame on you, Mr. Ryan. I cannot agree with your decision to accept the socialist rhetoric as the reasoning behind raising taxes in a recession. It's antithetical to the platform you ran on as VP. It is counterintuitive to what EVERY thinking person knows-- when you raise taxes you slow the economy (and it's stalling now, as it is) and the revenues to the government DROP. How is it that we, the people, know this - and you don't, Mr. Ryan?
It is fascinating to watch just how much the election has shaken up Republicans in congress. They don't know whether they are coming or going.
Obama is getting what he wants.
I lost the respect that I had for him overnight when I found out about the role he probably had purging the compromise's opponents from the highest committees and the Tea Partiers wanted a plan to balance the budget faster than his 40 year plan which becomes less impressive now that the election's over.
He has this to answer for when he runs for President in 4 years. I know Rand Paul will bring it up against him.
I thought he showed backbone when throwing it in Zero's face during the show conference on the economy a couple of years back. It seems that backbone has been systematically removed by not only the lefty Dimwitocrats in Congress, but the establishment GOP types as well. Well done, Mr. Ryan! Now go join the other jellyfish in the establishment GOP sea.
Republicans and conservative independents are suckers. At least when a DemocRat is elected, what you see is what you get. When A Republican is elected he says one thing does something else. I for one am sick of it.
Will Ryan's "YES" vote on raising taxes will make him a shoe in for the GOP Nominee?
Or will True conservatives revert to an old Iraqi tradition and throw a shoe at him, or just give him the boot?
Another one bites the dust!
This is how debt and spending gets incredibly and terribly high, by giving one inch at a time.
So disappointed with Ryan. On second thought, it's good to know early on how people easily fold in times of pressure. Let's see who's next to fold and count them out next election.
These people can't even manage how to be creative and original in negotiation. The Republican negotiators willingly volunteer themselves as hostages, what full of spineless craps.
Remember according to conservatives Ryan was extremely more conservative than Romney and it was a "great pick". I always maintained that Romney was conservative and his record not words proved it. Even the so called Romneycare took a somewhat conservative solution to the problem of people who could afford it not buying health insurance. (My husband and I maintained two family health plans throughout our working life. Many called us stupid for doing so.) The states who are closer to the people are the best vehicles for solving most problems. Changes can be made to legislation much quicker without massive pressure in many instances.
I expected more from Ryan. If this guy wants to lead or be seen as a leader, then he should start leading. He should have given Boehner ideas on how to fight this, not just cave into it. Maybe Ryan has some other plan going on here, but if he has, I can't see it.
Nothing makes sense. The real reason is that Obama sees an opportunity to allow everyone's taxes to go up while blaming the republicans. That seems to be Obama's strategy. Whether the republicans are trying counter moves to prevent that from happening I simply don't see it.
Ryan is as attached to Boehner as Boehner is to Obama. Paul Ryan sold out Tea Party members and sided with Boehner on committee assignments. This does demonstrate how quickly Ryan would have sold all of us down the river, doesn't it. Shameful.
This all getting tiring. I feel absolutely spent, in more ways than one. Christmas shopping has drained my energy and my checkbook. Kinda like the way the Feds spend.
I will gladly pay you tomorrow for a cheeseburger today.
“Chairman Ryan will continue to work to protect as many Americans as possible from tax hikes,”
Yeah, until it's time for him to cave again.
I did hear one thing in Boehner's speech, other thread. The lower 4 tax rates will be made PERMANENT. I don't know the timeframe on the upper but PERMANENT is a good start for the bottom 4. The RINOs can slam Reid and Barky that they wanted to continue to ping pong tax rates for the Middle Class instead of giving them closure (oh I almost said 'a final solution')
He's always been that way and unfortunately I see the same in Rubio. If the teaparty is a vehicle then he uses the teaparty and if the RINOs is a vehicle then he goes with the RINOs. I will never forget that it was Ryan and Rubio who went out very strongly for Romney and look at what that got us. So I don't think that these two are not the wisest nor the most conservative leaders or spokesman for conservatism.
Once again we find another fraud - Ryan is a fraud!!! It didn't take him long to bail on his apparent throw away principles.
Listen under Romney your taxes would have gone up! Same rate, less deductions = higher taxes paid. The only people that are going to pay this are W2 people that earn over $1m - so we are talking about $4K per $100K earned over $1M. Is it fair? No Is it going to hurt the economy? No.
This is the best plan. The house pass this bill and have Obama turn it down and then the optics will be very bad showing Obama body surfing in Hawaii while your taxes go up.
I have said it before, I think we dodged a bullet when we did not elect Romney, because Romney was not going to contribute anything to the conservative movement. I bet you that 99% of the people here blogging in this webpage are not millionaires, but are smart enough to see how wrong this is and how it goes against our principles."Headline" Former vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan leads the first Congress in over 100 years led by Republicans to raise taxes.
Wolves in sheep's clothing to me. The difference between the "uniform" of the establishment GOPers (RINOS as well) and the Dimwitocrats is the width of the pinstripe. They are both playing in the same league.
What a loser and to think I gave him my vote. I am tired of these lame Repulicans and shucking their principles down the drain.
Just another sell out! But, this explains why someone who has been in Congress for 14 years and not realy made a difference because he just goes along to get along.