Paul Ryan


GOP Beavering Away to Immiserate American Lives

While we are all absorbed in the dance of the seven veils being done over at the White House WRT Russia and DJT’s contempt for the norms that have held our democracy together for 220+ years, Republican legislators elsewhere in DC are wreaking their own havoc.  Today’s illustrations: health care and financial […]


CBO Score for the Latest GOP Health Plan: “Devastating”

Devastating. CBO: Under GOP bill, “less healthy people would face extremely high premiums…more difficult for them to buy insurance” pic.twitter.com/RQQhNXpJa7 — Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) May 24, 2017 The CBO released its “score” last night for the latest iteration of the House plan, the one they rushed to pass before the CBO […]


GOP Tries to Secure Trumpcare Passage by Making the Bill More Cruel

Finding that his original AHCA was too destructive not only for all House Democrats but also for many House Republicans, and seeing his dream slipping away, Paul Ryan has labored to modify the bill to try to make it palatable to enough of his more “conservative” members to pass.  Per […]


The Values Being Put On Display in the Health Care Debate

I found this piece by Paul Waldman enlightening.  I’ve actually had some of these debates with friends from the other part of the political spectrum.  I’ll say, “Americans deserve health care,” and they’ll say, “But that’s not the government’s job.”  Etc.  We can talk about whether or not the argument is […]