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Speaker Ryan: ‘The president is not permitted to write law – only Congress is’

The House of Representatives this week votes on a resolution that will determine whether Congress files with the Supreme Court a brief opposing President Obama’s stayed executive order that would grant work permits to 5 million illegal immigrants. Politico has the story: Speaker Paul Ryan announced Tuesday that the House will vote on a resolution to allow the chamber to file a brief in a Supreme Court case that tests the validity of President Barack Obama's immigration executive order. Ryan (R-Wis.) told a closed meeting of House Republicans that the chamber will attempt to file a brief in U.S. v. Texas, which tests whether Obama's plan to ...

Speaker Ryan: ‘The problem with divided government is you can’t get everything you want’

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan in a recent interview with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly said enacting legislation is an uphill battle as Congress doesn’t have the necessary votes to override President Obama’s veto pen and that he is navigating his way through budget legislation leftover from former Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). “The problem with divided government is you can’t get everything you want – No. 1. Number two, I inherited this mess from the earlier Congress; everybody kind of knows that this budget bill was done basically before I became speaker four months ago. The Daily Signal has the details: Though Republicans control both ...

Republican senator calling on Speaker Ryan to take up tax reform in 2016

Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley (R-Iowa), a member and former chair of the Senate finance committee, is lobbying for a simpler, flatter tax code and hopes reform will come as early as this year with help from now-Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. Iowa Public Radio has more info: "If we were going to have a simple reform, we would have one tax rate, with an exemption for low and middle income people," he says. One figure for that cut-off, which he says is often used, is $36,000, after which workers would be subject to a flat tax. Grassley says although it would lower the tax rate for many people, ultimately the government would collect more ...

Ryan Would Just Be More Of The Same (Jenny Beth Martin Op-Ed in Politico)

Paul Ryan is not the right man to assume the House Speakership—and anyone who believes he is just doesn’t get it. In fact, anyone who believes Ryan is the right man for Speaker simply has no idea why we in the Tea Party movement feel like the Republican Party has betrayed us, no understanding of what’s motivating the GOP primary electorate’s embrace of outsider candidates and no clue how to fashion a strategy that re-unites all the factions necessary to build a winning Republican coalition for the crucial 2016 elections. Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/10/paul-ryan-speaker-election-gop-establishment-213268#ixzz3p7D...

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. ...

Sample letter to Rep. Paul Ryan

YOUR NAME YOUR ADDRESS       Representative Paul Ryan VIA FACSIMILE: 608-752-4711   [INSERT DATE]   Dear Congressman Ryan:   I am writing to tell you that I am very opposed to the Senate’s amnesty bill and strongly urge you, as a leader in the House of Representatives, to do everything in your power to ensure that the Senate bill does not become law. According to recent polls, more than 70% of Americans want the border to be completely secured before we begin to discuss any other components of the immigration system.  This mandate from the people reflects our overwhelming desire to address all aspects of ...

Tell Romney and Ryan: Repeal President’s Health Care Plan Day 1

PASSION: The Majority of Americans have consistently opposed the President's Health Care Plan since it was introduced. Candidates Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have said they oppose the law and will work for a full repeal. ACTION: Now is the time to keep the pressure on Romney and Ryan and tell them to Repeal the President's Health Care Plan on their first day in office. Let's send Tweets to Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan and tell to Repeal the law #Day1. Send your Tweet Now.