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Paul Ryan Votes With Pelosi.

Written by Gary North on January 2, 2013

Republican Congressman Paul Ryan voted with Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats to kick the fiscal can one more time.

He has shown his true colors. For all his rhetoric and charts in 2012 on the dangers of federal debt, he buckled under pressure.

He was the Great White Hope for Tea Party voters last November. He was the symbol of the Republican Party’s backbone on budget reform.

He was, indeed. Now he has shown what his Republican backbone is made of: silly putty.

We were told by Republican conservatives to support the ticket in November. The horrors of Obama were just too great.

Now Republicans get Obama. He holds a rope. The rope loops inside a ring. The ring is in Paul Ryan’s nose.

He holds another rope. It loops inside Boehner’s nose. Boehner voted with Ryan. They voted with McConnell.

This is Republican leadership at the highest level.

This is the future of the Republican Party.

Not.

The big winner will be Senator Marco Rubio. He voted no. It cost him nothing. Only eight Senators joined him. It was a losing cause. But it was a marginally risky vote. He will not be held responsible for the failure of the compromise, since it passed overwhelmingly. He will get hailed as a man of principle when the economy finally goes over the real fiscal cliff: insolvency.

The vote to kick the can was a vote to accept the Democrats’ leadership on the federal deficit. The Republicans who voted with Ryan will go down on the U.S.S. Insolvency.

When the deficit finally sinks the welfare state, which it will, and not in some far distant future, the votes by Boehner, Ryan, and McConnell will be seen in retrospect as the dying gasp of a political party without either backbone or brains.

Ryan kicked the can.

Boehner kicked the can.

McConnell kicked the can.

The Democrats kicked the can.

The can will grow by another $1 trillion in fiscal 2013. And 2014. And 2015.

The day will come when the can will be too big to kick. Then those who kicked it on New Year’s Day will either change their tune or be kicked out of office.

Kicking the can is not the foundation of leadership. It is the foundation of future replacement.

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41 thoughts on “Paul Ryan Votes With Pelosi.

  1. futurelife says:

    No backbone in any of them in DC… either fear or that raise for themselves make it impossible to get anyone from either party to work and do what is best for this country.

  2. The real question: Is there anybody out there to replace those who we vote out that has the guts to do what is necessary to save our country from total fiscal disaster?

  3. I have said since the 2008 election that we have a congress of cowards–with very few "heroes" in it—and this fiasco proves it. They are afraid to impeach the liar in chief, who has committed sedition, treason, and felonious acts, all while in an elected office. Most congressional members knew the liar in chief was ineligible when he first ran for the Presidency; instead of acting on their knowledge, they allowed him to illegally run as a candidate. I have no faith at this point in our government; however, I do have faith in the American people and that the good citizens will prevail in correcting this travesty. If this is how the current congress ends its days in office, what will the new congress do? Are there any heroes among them? Do they truly care for this great Nation of ours? Are they stout Constitutionalists? Some may be, others will continue the "status quo" leading to the destruction of the United States.

  4. And SANTA OBAMA gives everyone a pay increase. They deserve a major pay DECREASE!. What makes this imposter think he has the authority to mess with federal employees salaries. IMPEACH THE SOB.

  5. The only Congressman with any integrity or answers just retired. He has no replacement. The federal government has become a useless and dangerous burden on the 50 states. Since it has no solutions to the problems it creates it is going to set off World War III to distract everyone from the mess at home.

  6. barb patton says:

    The 1st of January 2013 will go down in American history (what is left of it) as the first major step that the ayatollah barack hussein obama took to change the course of history for 315Million Americans (let us not forget the over 11 million illegal immigrants) It is a black day indeed. Now that the way has been opened to legally and legitimately bankrupt the country has been voted on by one and all, he has the guts, gall and gutzpah to tell us THAT WE CAN EXPECT ANOTHER FISCAL CLIFF IN FEBRUARY… It is not going to end until he has taken away everything, got Iran to help kill off Americans with the Weapons of Mass Destruction and germ warfare, and then he thinks that America will be the land of shariah law and beheadings. Ah! Me! a black day indeed.

  7. The best hope we have is a new political party. The Democrats have bought and payed for their voters and the Republicans have shown they are only junior Democrats with no insight, guts or moral anchor. Hopefully a better, new Constitutional based party with raise out of the Republican party; there is absolutely no reason for any conservative to support the Republican party. The Republican party is dead, they're just not smart enough to know it yet.

  8. yes, libertarians!!!

  9. the party is already here it's called the libertarian party. go to lp.org and read both the platform and each of the issues very carefully and you will most likely see that you agree more than disagree ( no party will ever be perfect to anybody ) and also see that most of what you hear about the libertarian party is crap put out by the republicans and democrats in order to keep them down. why do you think that libertarian candidates are unconstitutionally left out of debates and the media refuses to talk about them.

  10. I think if you all had paid attention to commentss made that the deal STUNK !!!! that you would realize that these people only voted to keep $400,000 and below from having tax hikes! Obama wanted $250,000!!!!!
    Cowards MY ASS! How do you DEAL with LIARS and CHEATS????
    Watch the Hannity special???? I myself have troubles with dealing with LIARS and CHEATS! Obama still has to meet with the ceiling debt and we the people should be greatful that there are THOSE that are trying to STAND for US!

  11. most of those rinos that voted for this are not republicans they are the democrats that fled their party when the communist took over

  12. First Obama must be tried for treason against the United States. He and his "shadow government" (czars) must be removed from the office. We cannot touch them even by the Freedom of Information Act – they are exempt and have been traced to many MANY illegal/treasonous actions
    All foreign aid must be stopped. How many billions of dollars – (trillions?) will be eliminated and put back into our "bank"? Financing nations that are not allies, groups that are terrorist (him being allied with Muslim Brotherhood) – to kill our own? How much money – how many lives will be saved? Use the money FOR our military to keep it strong – to defend the USA.
    End all benefits to former members of Congress. No more life-long paychecks to those that served even as little as 4 years. Stop this golden fleece – it will be billions saved.

  13. New Years Eve, the broadcast media televised Senate Majority Leader Harrry Read ceremoniously state the creation of a tax bill to rescue the United States from the media-hyped 'FISCAL CLIFF'. New Years Night the same broadcast media televised House Majority Leader John Boner ceremoniously lead the House vote on the Senate's media-hyped 'FISCAL CLIFF' tax bill.

    NOT ONE supposedly 'Expert' commentator, explaining to the citizens in the home audience, all the meaningless statistics and snippets of history, pointed out the glaring problem with this fraudulent , staged 'Dog & Pony Show.'

    The following sentence, excerpted from the United States Senate's own website, justifies removal from Congres the majority leaders of BOTH parties, in addition to being tarred and feathered, along with every member of Congress who participated in this disgraceful, glaringly-unconstitutional charade. "Get rid of both—they swore the Oath!"

    Whether or not BOTH PARTIES and the NEWSMEDIA are owned by the New World Order, the collective ignorance of today's United States is mind-boggling!

    Constitution of the United States

    Article I

    Section 7

    All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.

    How much dumber can we get?

  14. p.r. Has shown his true colors.

  15. Bryan W. Carpenter says:

    Well, Mr. Ryan you can kiss your political @$$ goodby.

  16. RAND PAUL gave a very good speech about this. Rand Paul on the fiscal cliff….he hit a home run with this speech !

    Take money from the private sector and put it in the NON Productive sector (govt.) ???
    Raising taxes on the rich will mean less revenue & less economic growth & less jobs.
    I hope he runs next election because he can debate them into a corner. He's the best of the republicans at nailing the issues down, and anybody can understand what he is saying. It's a spending problem.
    http://youtu.be/Ht_qjv54iB8
    Marco Rubio is a RINO and supports the NDAA….he will never get my vote if he runs in 2016 but he did the right thing on this bill at least.

  17. Rand Paul….he's 93% voting with the constitution. Rubio is in the 70's
    NEW AMERICAN FREEDOM INDEX tells you how they vote

  18. LET'S VOTE THEM OUT !!!
    It's pretty easy to remember just the 8 names in the senate that voted against this….everyone else needs to be voted out.

  19. Geronimo Schmidt says:

    Why is that hard to believe?

    Republicans care about industry and their corporate sponsors that give them money to keep getting tax credits and contracts for more war equipment and the oil to run them…the fiscal cliff was not good for them.
    Democrats care about the freeloaders that votes for them as long as welfare, food stamp and unemployment $$$$ keep going in their pockets.
    Both sides are wrong and keep sucking the country's money away

    It is time we start to pay more attention to Libertarians

  20. Iran is not going to kill us off. That's all hype to keep the phony war on terror going. Iraq and Afghanistan were no threats to us either. I'm more afraid of Israel.

  21. I voted for Chuck Baldwin of the constitution party in 2008 and wrote Ron Paul in this time.

    Yes the republican party is totally corrupt….their leadership is enabling all of this disaster. Paul Ryan voted WITH Nancy Pelosi on the fiscal cliff….in case you think Romney would have been a solution. He and Ryan were a bad joke.

  22. The house should have held it's ground and not passed this.

  23. Good point Mel….since when was the senate supposed to originate spending bills? If we had any representation the house would turn it down too.

  24. Exactly why….because they are scared to death people might like what they hear. Constitution party is another option but we are all going to have to vote 3rd party next election to break the strangle hold

  25. So why do 85% get reelected?

    Some of you must be repeat voting for them….STOP !!!

  26. Ryan needs to re-read Atlas Shrugged.

  27. The missing back bone is the populous, the voter! Too scared to band together and run if selected because you will look like an idiot and the media chew you up and spit you out. You know because even with all your winning you agree with the media when they trash people with true good intentions but poorly articulate it.
    Like jelly fish you float around waiting for an articulate good guy/gal to save the day. A fine example of why GOD provides little dress for people of little or no works. Not talking about chopping wood and cleaning house. If that is all you do then you are no different than the lazy banjo player that comes pegging for food and shelter each winter. http://www.numbersusa.com / http://www.goooh.com

  28. CitizenOfTheRepublic says:

    Our government IS representative of the MAJORITY of Americans, now comfortably living on the federal plantation, welfare, food stamps, Social Security, SSI, federal payroll, state-level jobs paid by federal $$$. The majority has indeed learned how to VOTE themselves raises at taxpayer expense.

  29. Happy Freaking New Year from your duplicitous and spineless Republican Party! 2013 is off to a great start…NOT.

  30. Anthony San Diego says:

    If you impeach Obama for treason you legitimize his presidency. But, if you indict, try and convict him of sabotage then all of the bills he signed along with his executive orders will be null and void. Doesn't anybody get it?

  31. The ASS-O-CIA-TED PRESS reported on Yahoo! Online that the Senate passed SB 8 New Years Eve, and that the House would return New Years Night to vote on it. As Harry Reid had used similar tactics to force Obamacare through in 2009 to 2010, substituting the HR 3590 Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (by changing the subject and title, plus stripping ALL the language from Charlie Rangel's HR 3590 Returning Veterans Home Ownership Tax Act. Likely a Trojan Horse Charlie sponsored only to sneak Obamacare under the Republican radar by inserting language that the tax portions were not to be treated as taxes.

    Ted replied, advising the holiday sessions were not called to pass SB 8, but to amend HR 8. HR 8 meets the constitutional test, where SB 8 does not. From what I could see of the House floor over the Internet, not enough members attended to provide the quorums needed to conduct business. Midnight and Holiday sessions are slimy methods of sneaking unpopular laws into place. The Pennsylvania legislature triggered taxpayer revolts a few years back for such :unsavory tactics, but that's what you get for electing 'leaders' for party-loyalty rather than for integrity.

    Apparently I 'put my foot in my mouth'' by sounding-off about unreliably-sourced reports without prior verification..

  32. I must retract the opening paragraph, written as a result of online Yahoo! News misinformation (disinformation?)

    It all applies, however, to the disgraceful, tainted Obamacare adoption process.

    ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————

    The ASS-O-CIA-TED PRESS reported on Yahoo! Online that the Senate passed SB 8 New Years Eve, and that the House would return New Years Night to vote on it. As Harry Reid had used similar tactics to force Obamacare through in 2009 to 2010, substituting the HR 3590 Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (by changing the subject and title, plus stripping ALL the language from Charlie Rangel's HR 3590 Returning Veterans Home Ownership Tax Act. Likely a Trojan Horse Charlie sponsored only to sneak Obamacare under the Republican radar by inserting language that the tax portions were not to be treated as taxes.

    Ted replied, advising the holiday sessions were not called to pass SB 8, but to amend HR 8. HR 8 meets the constitutional test, where SB 8 does not. From what I could see of the House floor over the Internet, not enough members attended to provide the quorums needed to conduct business. Midnight and Holiday sessions are slimy methods of sneaking unpopular laws into place. The Pennsylvania legislature triggered taxpayer revolts a few years back for such :unsavory tactics, but that's what you get for electing 'leaders' for party-loyalty rather than for integrity.

    Apparently I 'put my foot in my mouth'' by sounding-off about unreliably-sourced reports without prior verification..

    Read more: http://teapartyeconomist.com/2013/01/02/paul-ryan

  33. Bob Marshall says:

    The great white hope for the Tea party was Ron Paul. The one man who our founders would have approved of and accepted into their fold.

  34. laughingdoginc says:

    Ryan needs to remember that when you sleep with dogs you are liable to get fleas. Now I'm not implying that he is actually sleeping with Miss Nancy, and that if he is, that he is actually , you know, tapping on her drum, or anything. And I'm certainly not implying that Miss Nancy is a dog at all, or more properly, a bitch to use the correct terminology, or that she is infested with parasites or has running sores or something of that nature. I'm just saying that we all are watching this and I'm not sure at all what the Hell I'm seeing.
    Some sort of dog and pony show it seems. Now I'm not at all holding the belief that Ryan is a dog or a pony or that Miss Nancy is either one, either. Or that there is some sort of synchronous motion going on between them in a highly personal manner. But there is something going on, and it is patently obscene, from where I'm watching from anyway.

  35. Good one, Mel. Yesterday I saw a headline in our local paper: "Fiscal Cliff Averted"! Hahahaha! I felt like writing the editor and calling BS on the whole silly charade. I can't believe they wrote that with a straight face.

  36. USAmerican says:

    Just as I was trying to find a way out of his E-mails,because they are constantly pleading for donations. I pretty much agreed with the majority of his stances. Now i realize he is just another RINO in disguise.

  37. tessie3940 says:

    "We the People" can put an end to this horrendous representation. "TERM LIMITS" for members of the House and Senate. It's the only way to truly "WEED" them out.

  38. Wonderful! How many do you know who volunteered to term-limit themselves out of jobs, Genius?

  39. I truly believe that Allen West is a real American and we all saw what they did to him. He was replaced by a jail bird with a crimial record thru voter fraud. I still have hope for America but it is really wearing thin.

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