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George Gilder on 'Wealth and Poverty' and its Influence Today

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Paul Ryan is perhaps best known as the architect of the leading Republican plan to balance the budget. The book that may very well have influenced his economic ideals is George Gilder’s "Wealth and Poverty," a book regarded as the intellectual guide for Reaganomics and the Reagan White House in the 1980s.

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Opinion: Obama's Budget Bait

Monday, February 13, 2012

With momentum in his favor, Obama needs to keep doing what he's doing: setting a trap for the GOP presidential hopefuls.

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Nate Silver on NY-26 and Beyond

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

All but four Republicans already voted for the plan and they're running in districts just like New York 26 (or more Democratic) next year. Six were carried by Obama in 2008. So they probably have to think about an exit strategy, but the collateral damage is done, both to those who already voted for it and those in the Tea Party that wanted to control the direction of caucus.

Nate Silver, blogger for The New York Times' Five Thirty Eight blog, on The Brian Lehrer Show

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The Catholic Case Against Boehner's Budgets

Friday, May 13, 2011

It looks as if the Ryan budget takes as its special target programs that serve the poorest and most vulnerable of Americans. Maternal and child health grants, WIC programs, food stamps, Medicaid and Medicare...All these things really put at risk the poorest of Americans. It seems as if that's contrary to the way our faith talks about preferencing the needs of the poor in our public policy.

Stephen F. Schneck, Director of the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies at the Catholic University of America, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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No Shutdown, But What's Next?

Monday, April 11, 2011

The debate that needs to happen is one that has to do with what we as Americans get from our government, what we expect, what we want, and want we're willing to pay for. That debate is one that I think a lot of Americans would be surprised to find out the realities of where the money is.

— Jake Tapper, Senior White House correspondent for ABC News, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Weiner Takes on Ryan and Shutdown

Thursday, April 07, 2011

I dispute that it's a very courageous document. In fact it's basically the same kind of political things we've heard from this party for a long time, they're not particularly fond of Medicare, they have real contempt for Medicaid, yet they don't have any ideas of how to reduce costs on their own, all it's doing is cost shifting.

—Rep. Anthony Weiner on Rep. Paul Ryan's 10 year budget proposal, speaking on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Weiner Takes on Ryan

Thursday, April 07, 2011

US Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY 9th) talks about Paul Ryan's budget proposal and the prospects of a government shutdown in the next two days.

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Budget Showdowns, Government Shutdowns, and Paul Ryan's Proposal

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

You need to take on entitlements, but you also need to deal with the revenue side of picture. The fact that [Rep. Paul Ryan] left the Bush tax cuts intact certainly skews the program such that people who come out better are people who are richer, and people being asked to shoulder the burden are those on the lower end of the income scale.

John Heileman, national affairs editor for New York magazine, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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