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Paul Ryan and Obamacare: Negotiating over Collapse

Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) was once one of the most ardent opponents of Obamacare. He has spoken articulately about the double-counting in Obamacare, and in 2010 refused to support deficit reduction measures recommended by the co-chairs of the Simpson-Bowles Commission because those measures did not include repeal of Obamacare. Now, Ryan’s view on Obamacare may be “evolving” as Vice President Joe Biden would say. Ryan’s op-ed in The Wall Street Journal failed to mention Obamacare even once. This drew sharp criticism from Tea Party Patriots National Coordinator Jenny Beth Martin: “Not once did Mr. Ryan mention the program that is ...

Rep. Ryan’s ‘Plan to End Stalemate’ Misses the Mark

Ignores Obamacare and the Damage it is Causing Americans   WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, Tea Party Patriots criticized Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) recent op-Ed on “How We Can End This Stalemate” in The Wall Street Journal for failing to address the concerns the American people have over Obamacare.  “There is no question it is the President and Democrats who refuse to negotiate, but it is the President’s failed healthcare law that needs to be dealt with in Congress,” said Jenny Beth Martin, National Coordinator for Tea Party Patriots. “Not once did Mr. Ryan mention the program that is hurting hard-working Americans.  We must ...

Paul Ryan’s Defense of Amnesty

Yesterday, Tea Party Patriots highlighted the fiscally moderate record of House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI). This came to the surface in light of the Congressman’s support for amnesty in recent weeks. Here is just one example of what the Congressman has said: I will debate anybody who tries to suggest that these ideas that are moving through Congress are amnesty. They’re not. Amnesty is wiping the slate clean and not paying any penalty for having done something wrong. This week, Congressman Ryan entered a new stage of attempting to bridge the gap between fiscally conservative Republicans and those that are more establishment-ori...

Paul Ryan’s Path to Big Government

Over the last several weeks, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) has become a cheerleader for amnesty – what he calls an “earned path to citizenship” – in the House. He even went so far as to say the following in June: I will debate anybody who tries to suggest that these ideas that are moving through Congress are amnesty. They're not. Amnesty is wiping the slate clean and not paying any penalty for having done something wrong. Over at Front Page Mag, Daniel Greenfield shot down that theory, including by pointing out the following: The fine is a thousand dollars. It won’t even cover their first Earned Income Credit refund. ...

Five Undeniable Facts about Ryan’s Medicare Reform Plan

The political left is conniving to make the case that Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan’s Medicare reform plan—which he co-sponsored with liberal Democratic Senator Ron Wyden (Oregon) and an earlier outline with liberal Democratic economist Alice Rivlin—is a radical departure from the current Medicare system that will hurt seniors. Don’t you believe it, and here’s why: 1. It is not a new idea. Ryan’s plan is called a “premium support” model; the government gives a health plan a set amount of money, and the plan provides comprehensive coverage. A version of this model known as Medicare+Choice was first passed by ...

Tea Party Patriots Statement on Selection of Paul Ryan as the Vice-Presidential Nominee

Tea Party Patriots welcomes the selection of Paul Ryan as the Vice-Presidential running mate for Governor Mitt Romney. With this selection, Governor Romney and the Republican Party make it clear that they have accepted the Tea Party Patriots values of fiscal responsibility, limited government and free markets as the best course of action for economic recovery and restoring personal freedom and individual responsibility to our national values.

Paul Ryan-supported Spending Control Act introduced by John Campbell

On December 7th, HR 3576, The Spending Control Act was introduced by Rep. John Campbell (R-CA). The intent of the bill is to create a spending policy that requires that the deficit be reduced, not just stopped from growing. It is supported and cosponsored by Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan and Representatives Frank Guinta (R-NH), Marlin Stutzman (R-IN), and Todd Rokita (R-IN). The congressmen also argue that since the passage of the Budget Control Act in 1974, Congress has only once completed the entire budget process by the beginning of the new fiscal year. As of this writing, it has been 965 days since the Senate has considered a budget. ...

Tea Party Activists To Target Boehner, Ryan And Others Over Weakness On Debt Ceiling

Monday Press Conference Addresses Poor Leadership on Debt Crisis Washington, DC – A group of tea party activists led by William Temple, chairman of Freedom Jamboree and the Tea Party National Straw Poll Convention, announced today they will hold a press conference on Monday at the National Press Club targeting Speaker Boehner, Rep. Paul Ryan and other Members of Congress for caving on the debt ceiling and not doing enough to get the country’s debt under control. “Speaker Boehner and Rep. Ryan are determined to stampede their House GOP caucus and our country over the financial cliff and ignoring signals from voters and ratings agencies that ...

News Briefing for April 18

HEALTHCARE: Under Obamacare, Competition Is Costly For Consumers “Normally, market competition is good for consumers. More competition generally means competitors are battling each other to lower their prices and/or raise the quality of their goods. But when it comes to Obamacare, the market is working backwards, at least for people receiving health insurance subsidies through the exchanges. The more competitive the marketplace, often the more people have to pay for insurance. How did this happen? The Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, created a series of exchanges where people can shop for health insurance if they don’t already receive it from ...

News Briefing for Friday, April 17

HEALTHCARE: 27.49% of Everyone's Tax Bill Is Spent on Health Care Share of Each Taxpayer Dollar Spent on Health Care Up 22 Percent Since 2012. “Every year since 2011, the White House has used tax time to post a "Federal Taxpayer Receipt" showing taxpayers how their federal tax dollars are being spent. President Obama introduced the concept in his 2011 State of the Union address, and Wednesday the White House posted the fifth installment so taxpayers can see how "tax dollars are being spent on priorities like education, veterans benefits, and health care."  While users can punch in their own tax liability and see dollar amounts assigned to each ...