Tag Archives: Budget Control Act

Paul Ryan is a Lying Sack

Responding to a frustrated man who works for the Environmental Protection Agency and has lost many hours of work and pay because of sequestration — Paul Ryan concocted this fantastical story. This was is something the president has done through … Continue reading
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Reminder: John Boehner Got “98 Percent” of What He Wanted

When you look at this final agreement that we came to with the White House, I got 98 percent of what I wanted. I’m pretty happy. I’ve seen more than a few DC pundits and beltway thinkers grumble today that … Continue reading
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Paul Ryan Then. Paul Ryan Now.

Paul Ryan was for the defense cuts he did or did not vote for before he was against the defense cuts he did or did not vote for. Do you follow? Me neither. via ThinkProgress SEAN HANNITY (FOX NEWS, HOST): … Continue reading

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He’s Playin’ You, Virginia

Virginia — Paul Ryan thinks you’re stupid. “Now there’s one thing we’re going to have to deal with to make sure we protect jobs in Virginia and around America,” Ryan said. “And that is these devastating defense cuts that president … Continue reading

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Expiration of the Bush Tax Cuts is Inevitable

Congressional leadership announced a tentative deal today to fund the federal government through March of next year at levels previously agreed to in the Budget Control Act (the debt ceiling deal). (Reuters) – Democrats and Republicans in Congress have reached … Continue reading

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Chart of the Day

We’re only months away from sequestration, but as the chart below illustrates, the plans proposed by the two parties to avoid it aren’t even remotely similar. via the CAP A new Senate GOP tax plan released by McConnell and Utah … Continue reading

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Sequester

Artist – RJ Matson In other news, the Texas voter ID law that accepts gun licenses but not student IDs is being challenged in court tomorrow by the Department of Justice. Brings your guns to the voting booth but not … Continue reading

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John McCain’s Latest Nothingburger

Senator John McCain is engaging in a little bit of political grandstanding and posturing today by adding an amendment to the farm bill demanding a report from Leon Panetta on the potential harms that await the Pentagon should congress fail … Continue reading

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House GOP Thumbs Their Nose at the Pentagon Again

Via TPM, hidden inside the House Armed Services Committee defense budget, which the Obama Administration is now threatening to veto, is a ban on the Pentagon’s biofuel research. Earlier this week, the Republican-led committee voted to ban the Department of … Continue reading

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Taking the Brink out of Boehner’s Brinksmanship

Speaker of the House John Boehner is threatening to hold the debt-ceiling hostage again this coming fall in an attempt to prevent the Bush Tax Cuts from expiring. Under the current baseline agreed to in the Budget Control Act, the … Continue reading

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GOP Votes for Sequester Replacement

The House of Boehner has officially voted to pass the bill that would overt the automatically-triggered cuts to the Pentagon agreed to under the Budget Control Act (the debt-ceiling deal) by cutting social programs instead. The House of Representatives voted … Continue reading

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Taking Food From Children

The New York Times offers more details on the bill, aimed at preventing automatic-cuts to the Pentagon, advanced by House Republicans yesterday which, among other things, would impose a massive cut to Meals on Wheels. The Congressional Budget Office estimated … Continue reading

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Core Values

Artist – Steve Greenberg In other news, a new CNN poll finds a 65 percent approval rating of today’s debt deal, while 30 percent disapprove. 15 percent think the cuts go too far, and 13 percent think the cuts don’t … Continue reading

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