The Savaging of Paul Ryan

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The Wisconsin Republican has a plan to restore America’s financial footing – and Democrats won’t forgive him for it.

Paul Ryan’s Express – The Weekly Standard

Representative Paul Ryan’s 40th birthday coincided with the House GOP retreat in Baltimore on January 29. Ryan’s wife and three children joined him for the event. President Obama was also there, at the invitation of the House Republican leadership, to deliver remarks and answer questions from selected members. And he had a surprise in store […]

Obama Defiant

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Unchastened and unbowed, the president doubles down on the Democrats’ agenda.

Budget Deficit to Reach $1.35 Trillion for 2010 – WSJ.com

Congressional experts pegged the 2010 U.S. budget deficit at $1.35 trillion, a slight improvement from the $1.38 trillion estimate in August, but the overall picture of the government’s finances remains bleak, according to the annual report released Tuesday. The Congressional Budget Office said the government will run an aggregate deficit of almost $6 trillion during […]

On the Brink of Disaster – by Jacob Laksin

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Obamacare – and a government takeover of health care – moves toward final passage in the Senate.

Diana Furchtgott-Roth: The High Cost of Health Reform – RealClearMarkets

WASHINGTON-Last night, speaking about the health “reform” bill to ABC’s Charles Gibson, President Obama declared, “If we don’t pass it, here’s the guarantee….your premiums will go up, your employers are going to load up more costs on you. Potentially they’re going to drop your coverage, because they just can’t afford an increase of 25 percent, […]

Peter Suderman: How the CBO became the biggest impediment to ObamaCare, Reason Magazine

It was January 2009, and Democrats were triumphant. Their party had won major victories in both the House and the Senate, and Barack Obama, arguably the most economically left-wing president in decades, had just won the White House on a promise to finally achieve what had eluded liberals for so long: universal health care. As […]