Paul Ryan

Conservatives: Fight Budget Deal & Vote in 2014

Peter Ferrara, American Spectator

If all the most conservative voters stay home in 2014, having been convinced by conservative opinion leaders that the R's aren’t worth coming out to vote for, then DC will conclude that the American people want to go Communist.

Will Paul Ryan Run in 2016?

Russell Berman, The Hill

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has a choice to make. His GOP colleagues say he won't run.

Today Conservatives Can Remake Congress And Restore America

Congressional retirements are picking up. It does the cause of limited constitutional government no good to nominate and elect another establishment Republican. Here’s the list of open seats to-date. Conservatives must start making the calls and setting the meetings to recruit limited government constitutional conservative candidates to run in every Republican primary.

Bad Budget Deal Clears Hurtle in Senate

Fox News Staff and AP Staff

A two-year budget deal cleared a key Senate test vote on Tuesday, despite last-ditch efforts by Republicans to strip a provision that cuts into military retiree benefits. 

Graham: Ryan Is Presidential Material

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

“From my point of view, he's [Paul Ryan] showing leadership," Lindsey Graham said. “...if you want to become president, maybe instead of trying to please every faction of your party, maybe you should show the country as a whole I can actually work with the other side on something important.”

Secret Language in Budget Deal Revealed

Real Clear Politics Staff

Sen. Jeff Sessions revealed that language was slipped into the budget deal eliminating a provision that required 60 votes in the Senate to increase spending and taxes beyond what was specified in the sequester. Under the rule change, only a simple majority would be required. 

Budget Deal Sparks Revolt

Jeffrey Lord, American Spectator

This phony budget deal is further evidence that the state legislatures must step up.

Senate Budget Deal Vote No Slam Dunk

Manu Raju and Burgess Everett, Politico

Despite the resounding House approval of the budget bill, the Senate doesn’t seem to be a slam dunk. While Senate Dems are confident they can keep their 55-member caucus united, it remained unclear which 5 Repubs would cross the aisle to break an expected GOP filibuster on the measure next week.

The GOP’s Paul Ryan Problem

Liberals and the Democratic Party exist solely to divide-up the spoils extorted from producers by the welfare state and cutting federal spending undermines their very reason for being. The Ryan spending deal passed by the House last night shows that establishment Republicans, led by Paul Ryan, embrace those same impulses.

Republican List of Shame On Ryan Spending Deal

As we said yesterday, conservatives will look at the Roll Call on the spending deal and start recruiting candidates to file challenges to every Republican House member who supported it. Here's the list, and with the exception of Texas, filing is still open, so start talking to potential challengers today.

Boehner:Outside Groups Lost Credibility

Boehner is voicing a common criticism in establishment Republican circles: that outside conservative groups reflexively oppose anything supported by GOP leadership. Boehner said the budget deal, which will come to a vote in the House Thurs.

McConnell, Boehner Spilt on Budget Deal

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Boehner backs the Ruan budget agreement, while McConnell doesn’t. “He said he wouldn’t accept busting the budget caps,” a McConnell source stated. “They traded busting the budget caps for that deal.”

Paul Ryan's Rope

Quin Hillyer, National Review Online

The budget chairman hangs conservatives out to dry. 

Budget Deal Makes Passing Tax Hikes Easier

Mary Katherine Hamm, Hot Air

The bill bascally grants Reid the authority to send tax increases to the House with a bare majority, rather than the 60 vote threshold that would be required under the point of order.

Here Comes the Gov't Collapse

Right Scoop Staff

Mark Levin reminds Repubs. that while they're worried about preventing another gov't shutdown, the whole thing is going to shutdown and collapse. There isn’t enough money to pay for the spending that's going on right now.

Spending Vote a Litmus Test for Conservatives

The vote on the Ryan -- Murray spending deal will show which Republicans are willing to participate in the culture of lies that enables the disastrous state of American governance.

CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie Joins Conservative Leaders Opposed to Spending Deal

CHQ Chairman Richard A. Viguerie has joined the Conservative Action Project's letter telling Republican leaders that Congress and the President have no excuse to violate their existing budget agreement. Conservatives cannot support any legislation that raises spending levels or increases revenue.

Budget Deal Could Make or Break TeaParty

Christopher Bedford, Daily Caller

Conservatives had better start paying attention to the budget battle raging in Washington: If things go south — and they are poised to do just that — the tea party’s single greatest policy victory, the sequester, could be destroyed. And worse yet, it could be destroyed in exchange for nothing.

Levin to Paul: Budget Deal is "Mickey Mouse Deal"

Joel B. Pollack, Breitbart

Mark Levin told Rep. Paul Ryan that the budget deal announced today with Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) was a "Mickey Mouse" deal, tinkering at the margins of the federal budget, undoing the sequester and exchanging immediate spending increases for future spending cuts.