Wrong Paul

Sobre Paul Ryan e o seu suposto apoio a “Orçamentos Equilibrados”, recomendo:

The RLC Blog:

Right you are, Laurence: Paul Ryan has an undeserved reputation as a deficit hawk. His much touted budget proposal was a joke — as Lew said,Don’t Confuse Paul Ryan With Ron Paul. As Ron Paul points out in the above link, no government agencies were to be removed and there was only a chance of a balanced budget after 30 years.

The left-wing and right-wing media will do their part, to be sure, to each reinforce their own stereotypes of Ryan with absolutely no analysis at all. To the right he is warrior against big government, to the left he is a monster who will starve the children for fear of government spending.

Of course on the biggest budget issues, Ryan spends more than a drunken sailor. See this from the RLC analysis that Laurence linked to:

Paul Ryan on War and Intervention Abroad
-Voted YES on authorizing military force in Iraq. (Oct 2002)
-Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
-Voted YES on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date. (Jun 2006)
-Voted NO on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days. (May 2007)

Conclusion: Romney’s VP Pick = Pro-War Big Government Republicanism, 2.0

In that he is perfect for the Republican Party. The self-deluded would do well to wake up and smell the coffee. This is not an aberration, this is the party.

EDIT: I should add that Ryan voted to allow the president to indefinitely detain American citizens without trial, when not assassinating them via drones (NDAA 2012/2013).

E sobre as votações dele, no Bedford Patch:

Here’s why: An evaluation of Ryan’s record by the Republican Liberty Caucus in 2008 stated actions that likely would not sit well with small government conservatives. It stated “It appears that when Paul Ryan’s party is doing the spending, raising debt limits, and acting unconstitutionally… Ryan goes with the flow. Congressman Ryan’s actual record leaves much to be desired. The issue Ryan is most known for is his interest in cutting the deficit and balancing the budget. But why did the Congressman vote to bail out the auto industry, to pass the Medicare package to the tune of $400 billion, and to nationalize education via No Child Left Behind?”

Paul Ryan on Bailouts and Government Stimuli

-Voted YES on TARP (2008)
-Voted YES on Economic Stimulus HR 5140 (2008)
-Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
-Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)

Paul Ryan on Entitlement Programs

-Voted YES on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. (Nov 2003)
-Voted YES on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
-Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
-Voted YES on Head Start Act (2007)

Paul Ryan on Education
Rep. Ryan went along with the Bush Administration in supporting more federal involvement in education. This is contrary to the traditional Republican position, which included support for abolition of the Department of Education and decreasing federal involvement in education.

-Voted YES on No Child Left Behind Act (2001)

Paul Ryan on Civil Liberties

-Voted YES on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
-Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
-Voted YES on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)

Paul Ryan on War and Intervention Abroad

-Voted YES on authorizing military force in Iraq. (Oct 2002)
-Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
-Voted YES on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date. (Jun 2006)
-Voted NO on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days. (May 2007)

Congressman Ryan supports the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, federal bailouts, increased federal involvement in education, unconstitutional and undeclared wars, Medicare Part D (a multi-trillion dollar unfunded liability), stimulus spending, and foreign aid.

According to Michelle Malkin in 2009, “[Paul Ryan]”… “hyped as a conservative rock-star” …. “gave one of the most hysterical speeches in the rush to pass TARP last fall; voted for the auto bailout; and voted with the Barney Frank-Nancy Pelosi AIG bonus-bashing stampede.”  Milwaukee blogger Nick Schweitzer wrote: ‘He ought to be apologizing for his previous votes, not pretending he was being responsible the entire time, but I don’t see one bit of regret for what he did previously. And I’ll be damned if I’m going to let him get away with it’.”

In this attached YouTube video of Congressman Ron Paul speaking to Neil Cavuto, Paul stated he thought Paul Ryan’s budget plan “doesn’t cut anything of substance”. Paul is the only other candidate whose name will appear on the ballot at the RNC Convention and who is seen by many as a breath of fresh air for daring to tell the truth about many issues.  Cavuto admitted that  Ryan’s budget, compared to Paul’s, was “mild”.

So when it comes to Paul Ryan, I guess you could sum it up this way: “the more things change, the more they stay the same”

Note-se que a posição do Instituto Cato é diferente.

5 pensamentos sobre “Wrong Paul

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  2. H.

    Heh, a posição “diferente” não é a do Instituto Cato. Let’s face it: qualquer que fosse a escolha, a conclusão do Lew Rockwell seria sempre a mesma: “Pro-War Big Government Republicanism”. O Ricardo Campelo Magalhães já alguma vez leu o Chirping Sectaries do Kirk?

    A razão pela qual uma esmagadora maioria dos “small govenrment conservatives” gosta do Paul Ryan não é o voting record dele. Qualquer legislador que se dedique a mais que grandstanding e advocacia, que queira efectivamente legislar no sentido de diminuir o peso do estado terá fatalmente alguns votos negativos. Mas o Paul Ryan foi o único líder republicano em gerações que teve a coragem política de atacar o problemas dos entitlements e foi, para já, parcialmente bem sucedido. E fê-lo a partir de um distrito que votou 54% Obama, não de um qualquer lugar deep red, sem hostilizar demasiado o outro lado e com sucesso parcial – apenas uma mão-cheia de congressistas republicanos votaram não ao orçamento dele. Antes dele existia o mito de que atacar o third rail era suicídio – ele provou que é possível fazê-lo. E a verdade é que ele nunca o conseguiria fazer se não tivesse um entendimento burkeano do trabalho do legislador – que necessariamente implica cedências e compromissos e uma abordagem gradualista. To immanentize the eschaton é para os outros. Aliás, o Roadmap for America/Path to Prosperity só sobreviveram para se tornarem no programa de facto do GOP devido à ban nos earmarks. Ignorar os incentivos que definem as acções dos legisladores eleitos não tem nada de conservador. É tal e qual como os esquerdistas quando ignoram o problema dos incentivos à criação de empregos e riqueza na economia.

    Qual é a utilidade prática do orçamento do Ron Paul que não só é completamente impossível de passar como nem sequer aborda o verdadeiro problema do status quo orçamental? Nenhum, é só fumaça.

  3. Não, nunca li o Chirping Sectaries do Kirk. Deveria? Há link?

    Sobre o Paul Ryan,
    Consigo imaginar muitos candidatos a VP piores. E sim, este pelo menos fala dos problemas. Mas com o “voting record” dele, que confiança tenho eu que ele não será um Romney II, que diz as coisas mas depois acaba por assinar por baixo o que os NeoCons lhe metem à frente?
    Se eu votasse nos EUA, votaria Republicano. E o Paul Ryan tornou o ticket ligeiramente mais interessante, mas o objectivo deste post é dizer que não se diga que este é “o” candidato perfeito, pois quando a situação aperta, ele vota sempre pelo sistema.
    Espero para ver o que ele vai dizer na campanha e até que ponto ele está disposto a falar nos assuntos difíceis (como por ex o Rui Rio, que falou em demolir as Torres do Aleixo em plena campanha, perdendo alguns votos, mas ganhando legitimidade para o fazer à vontade uma vez eleito). Espero que ele se supere e que consiga “energizar a base”.

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