Paul Ryan Sells Out – Big Surprise – Again!
Bill Quick

Ryan Deal Includes Procedural Gift to Harry Reid, Permitting Him to Raise Taxes on a Simple Majority Vote, Rather than Requiring 60 Votes

What the hell, Paul Ryan.

What the hell.

Senate Republicans scrubbing the Ryan-Murray budget deal have come across a little-noticed provision that will limit the GOP’s ability to block tax increases in future years.
The bill includes language from the Senate Democrats’ budget to void a budget “point of order” against replacing the sequester cuts with tax increases.

Over at Classical Values, Simon thinks this is a good deal, because it lets us focus on “winning elections.”  Over there I asked the same thing I will now ask here:  Win elections in order to do what?  Elect more Republicans like Paul Ryan who will sell us down the river?


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I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


Paul Ryan Sells Out – Big Surprise – Again! — 2 Comments

  1. I’m not the least bit surprised. Ryan is a neo-conservative sheep in wolves’ clothing. None of his much-vaunted budget proposals did more than slow the rate of spending increase, and he has a history of selling out. He voted for TARP, as I recall.

    Never trust a neocon. They’re as statist as the progtards.

  2. Politics has become more like a fan rooting for your favorite football team. What’s the purpose of winning elections? To get to the playoffs aka getting a powerful gatekeeper position to control the boodle. Then winning means getting to the next round aka becoming nationally known and in position to get to and win the Super Bowl aka running for and becoming president. The players aka politicians get all the money, power, prestige and perks. You, the fan aka the common man, get to shell out the money to keep this whole game going. Plus some “bragging rights” when your “team” wins.

    Once in office the politicians have one real goal. Make the game bigger and more lucrative. For them.

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