Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Wait, So He's NOT Coming? I Wonder Why...

Yesterday, there was excitement on the radical right as the Nevada GOP announced Paul Ryan will come to their convention in Sparks next month. But alas, that's not to be.

Nevada’s national Republican committeewoman Heidi Smith of Reno said Monday that U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wi, won’t be attending the State Republican Convention in Sparks May 5-6.

Smith, heading the organization of the convention, said Sunday Ryan would attend.

I wonder why...

After House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) released his Medicare-ending budget last spring, he and his fellow Republicans faced tough questions and protests at town hall meetings across the country. Protesters slammed Republican representatives for voting to end Medicare and cut vital safety net programs while slashing taxes for the rich.

The House passed Ryan’s newest iteration of the “Path to Prosperity” budget last week, and immediately, multiple Republicans faced backlash from their constituents. Voters gathered outside the Duluth, Minnesota office of Rep. Chip Cravaack (R), calling for a budget that preserves vital safety net programs like Medicare and raises taxes on the wealthiest Americans to help pay down the debt.

Well, Paul Ryan always has his BFFs here in Nevada... Right?

Funny enough, "Obamacare" saves Medicare by trimming waste and redirecting funds to patient care. Yet even as Joe Heck, Dean Heller, and Mitt Romney attack "Obamacare" while backing "Ryancare", their "Ryancare" plan would actually end Medicare. Is this why John Boehner resorted to the very "Deem & Pass" trick he complained about in 2010 to pass the deeply unpopular Ryan Budget?

So now, all of sudden, Paul Ryan won't be going to the Nevada GOP Convention next month? I wonder why...

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