Tag Archives: Paul Ryan

A Conservative Case For Incresing The Minimum Wage

At the risk of an oxymoron, sometimes I try to think like the modern day Americans who call themselves conservatives, but really aren’t.  True conservatism is a legitimate political and economic philosophy; albeit one I often disagree with.  Most of … Continue reading

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The Banishment Of Kevin Yoder

After reading the title of this posting I’m betting the word that came to most readers’ minds was: “Who”.  Kevin Yoder is the Republican Representative from Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District.  Yoder was elected in the Tea Party wave of 2010 … Continue reading

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2016 Republicans: Paul Ryan

Woody Allen said, “80% of life is showing up.”  The percentage varies depending on which source you accept, but the concept is what is important.  To put it in baseball terms, you can’t get a hit without first steeping in … Continue reading

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2016 Republicans: Mike Pence

If you have been following this series you already know the three questions.  Today I’m taking a look at Indiana Governor Mike Pence.  I really don’t think he will run and I sincerely doubt he could win the nomination if … Continue reading

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2016 Republicans: Rob Portman

When evaluating Presidential contenders there are always three questions to be answered: Will they run? Can they win? And what about the Veep slot?  Today we look at Ohio Senator Rob Portman and he has already answered the first two … Continue reading

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Bad News Sells

Twice in as many weeks Paul Krugman proved his brilliance in the New York Times.  Friday’s online edition featured his op-ed entitled, Secret Deficit Lovers.  The opening line, “What if they balanced the budget and nobody knew or cared?” provoked … Continue reading

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Voodoo Economics Is A Zombie Lie

Unlike most males I’m not a big fan of horror movies.  The idea of fictional creatures and a lot of gratuitous blood and gore simply never was my idea of what two hours of entertainment should be.  The Republican economic … Continue reading

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Blame The Victims

The Republicans are at it again; or should I say still?  They are blaming the victims with a subtle touch of implied racism thrown in.

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The Ryan Recycle

Last week Wisconsin Republican Representative and failed Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan announced his anti-poverty plan.  While it wasn’t exactly the Ryan Plan 4.1, (I hope I’ve kept accurate track of the various and almost identical versions), it was just … Continue reading

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The Banishment Of Renee Ellmers

In November of 2010 Renee Ellmers rode a wave of Tea Party sentiment, Democratic voter apathy and out of district money to victory in North Carolina’s Second Congressional District.  Well, not exactly rode; the election went to a recount.  The … Continue reading

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