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Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Ryan Leads Republicans to Defeat

When Paul Ryan ran for Speaker of the House of Representatives, he said Republicans “need to move from being an opposition party to being a proposition party.” After a record-breaking eight years as the top Republican on the House Budget Committee followed by a stint on Ways & Means, Ryan seemed well-prepared to lead a newly energized House Republican majority toward reclaiming the power of the purse which the framers of our Constitution intended. Well, the results are in, and they’re not good. Ryan has proved no better than his predecessor, John Boehner, in cutting wasteful spending, reforming the tax system, defunding liberal interest groups, or instituting good conservative policies.

\The 2,009-page, $1.1 Trillion Consolidated Omnibus spending bill, which the Republican Congress approved and President Obama signed a week before Christmas, violates every promise that Republicans made to the voters who had rewarded them with landslide victories in the 2010 and 2014 midterm elections. It’s no wonder that betrayed Republican voters have adopted a throw-the-bums-out attitude that supports the presidential campaigns of Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and Dr. Ben Carson.

Democrats lost no time gloating over what Chuck Schumer hailed as a “great victory for the principles Democrats stand for.” Besides Planned Parenthood, which was caught selling body parts from aborted fetuses, the Omnibus continues high levels of spending for such liberal priorities as the Legal Services Corporation, which sues states on behalf of illegal aliens. It increases the annual budget for the Internal Revenue Service, despite that agency’s documented record of abusive misconduct toward tea party conservatives.

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1 comment:

Stephen Lowe said...

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss...cronyites.

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