Paul Ryan has been the Republican leader in Congress for a very short period. In this time, he has already passed an abhorrent budget for the average American.
He states that he “hates the Omnibus Bill,” but passed it anyway.
He tries to explain about fully funding the immigration package the president wants. He says it is not just for Syrian refugees, but also to ensure that the border is prepared for another crisis of unaccompanied children, abandoned at the border, as we saw earlier in the year.
He did lay some of the blame to Harry Reid, who filibustered, and his cronies, who didn’t make good use of their time during the summer session.
Since passing a budget has not been a really big interest in the last 7 or so years, what was the big rush this time? Who is really responsible for this all-encompassing, Hoover deal, passed last week?
Was it Boehner’s last hurrah, or Paul Ryan’s first feather in his hat coup? The president has praised Paul Ryan for the 1.1 trillion dollar budget, while giving a hat tip to Boehner for blueprinting the Omni-Bill. That is the answer to the question, isn’t it?
Ryan lobbied Democratic support in the foot-kissing way precedented in by the previous speaker, even when he did not have to do so in order to pass the Omni-bill.
Voters wanted to oust Boehner for his wishy washy ways. It appears that they didn’t get a much stronger leaning post in Ryan.
The voters have been defrauded and disenfranchised by those that they have sent to represent us in Washington.
The presidential candidates, et al, are all in courtship of the voter, but what will it really boil down to after commitment to any candidate?
Unless the elected officials have their feet held to the fire, nothing much is going to change, regardless of who are the ultimate winners.
Perhaps a Convention of States, and the passage of a 28th amendment, would be a deterrent for betrayal of the voter?
Voters need to grow some teeth and set some precedents in motion to corral the ways of representation in Washington.
The time is now!