Paul Ryan: We have to find common ground to prevent debt crisis from taking down this economy

Paul Ryan doesn’t agree that Obama has a mandate to raise taxes because House Republicans were also reelected and they oppose raising tax rates. And as House Budget Committee Chairman he stands against raising tax rates as it will hamper economic growth.

But he does believe via the election the American people want bipartisan solutions and he says it’s important that they find common ground to keep this debt crisis from taking down the economy and the country.


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  • Paul Ryan for speaker of the house!

    • maynardb50

      We don’t need a mellow Speaker of the House. We need a “bulldog” that can yell at the press and the Senate Majority leader in the most forceful terms, not a bipartisan.
      Crybaby Boehner needs to go and be replaced, I agree, but there should be someone in the Republican House that has the vocal aptitude to reflect conservative values.
      Ted Poe for instance and there are others.

      • If Col. West gets back in… He would be that bulldog you seek, yes?

        • Orangeone

          Yes. If not him, Mark Levin.

        • maynardb50

          I pray Col. West does get back in the house, but things don’t look good due to the Democrat elections chief being in the way. Up to the court now on the recount issue.
          If I owned a large company, I would be begging him to come to work for me. He would be a prime motivational speaker to have on the payroll, as well as a “hatchet man” to weed out the “dead heads”. lol.

        • YES!

      • Orangeone

        Mark Levin!

    • Orangeone

      He caved along with Romney on the recount. True Americans do not want bipartisianship, we want small gov’t out of our way.

      • The margins were too big for recounts in Ohio, Florida, Colorado, Virginia etc., and if there was massive voter fraud, we can’t do anything about that in this election.

        I suspect that it isn’t “bipartisanship” as much as leadership that appeals to Americans, of course, which means that a lot of messaging about “reaching across the aisle” ought to be thrown away. What about “bringing Americans together to reform Washington”?

        • Orangeone

          Margins yes, but fraud no.  The states have numerous fraud laws on the books and they are some of the best! No one would test it out in MN with Franken because this is a dark blue state.  If I lived in OH or PA and I believed my precinct had massive fraud I would sue.  But then again, I’m not a normal conservative, I’m the daughter of a Navy man that fought for this country in WWII and he made me promise to always stand up for the Constitution before he died.

  • mikeinidaho

    Screw the “bipartisan” BS! I say let’s get this whole thing over with as quickly as possible. Give that communist everything he wants and watch him choke on it when the country collapses under the weight of his regulations and heavy taxes. Those who voted for him can learn just what they voted for.As for the rest of us, hunker down and wait for the dust to settle so we can rebuild the country without the communist influence we have to suffer under presently.

    • anneinarkansas

      I agree completely!

    • Arrrggghhh

      That certainly would go a long way in shutting up the Hollywood dumbasses. Most of them earn 7 or 8 figures a year but aren’t smart enough to not be up to their ears in fixed costs and debt. Remember when Will Smith went to France and almost choked when he heard that France was imposing a 75% tax on high income earners? Perhaps the Republicans should raise the stakes in Obama’s little class warfare game.

      – 75% tax on all incomes over $1 million
      – 50% annual excise tax on all assets over $1 billion

      Let’s see how Warren Buffett and Bill Gates feel when their fortunes are buying votes with EBT cards rather than curing AIDS or malaria.

      Will this collapse the economy? Absolutely. However, I think it’s going to collapse anyhow.

      I’m not sure I’m advocating this, but I think it’s worth tabling for discussion.

      • warpmine

        So true, the economy is going to collapse anyway because of the absence of law along with this fiat currency we’re using. Just cannot do what we’ve done and survive and it’s going to hit everyone across the head with 2×4, watch and see.

      • RonPaulSupporter2

        Yes, no one would advocate this position so no need to defend yourself there. I’m sure all who are reading this post understand where you’re coming from.

        However, the bad news (from my perspective) is even if we experience a collapse of some kind, politicians (like Obama, Biden, Reid, Pelosi, Shumer, Fenstein, Clinton, etc.) all the political pundits from the left, the NY Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, NPR, etc. will all have excuses that blame everything else but government.

        And the even more disturbing news (again, from my perspective) is that the people of this country will believe them!

        The real problem this country faces is the disease of “statism”. The belief in the magical power of government to solve problems in our economy our society, and in the economies and societies around the world. Until we solve that problem, nothing is going to really get any better.

        We have to stop believing in and depending on politicians and start believing in and depending on each other to make our country and the rest of the world a better place. Yeah, I know that sounds like you just want to roll your eyes but from my perspective that’s our only way out of the mess government has gotten us into.

        One of the ways we can start moving in that direction is to elect politicians who are principled, believe in “WE THE PEOPLE”, and understand what truly “limited government” means.

        All the best to you.

        • Sober_Thinking

          I agree with pretty much everything you just said with one exception.

          You said: “The real problem this country faces is the disease of “statism”. The belief in the magical power of government to solve problems in our economy our society, and in the economies and societies around the world. Until we solve that problem, nothing is going to really get any better.”

          While that’s true… America’s main problem is the damned media and low information voters.

          The media is and has been corrupt for a very long time. What happened this cycle and in 2008 was downright criminal. ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, NYT, Washington Post, Huffington Post, PBS, NPR, etc. have all turned a blind eye to the truth and forsaken any semblence of journalistic integrity whatsoever. They sold their soul and America goes to hell as a result.

          The lemmings who eat these lies at face value have no problem going over the cliff with the Liar-and-Chief. They don’t turn the channel away from The View, Oprah, Jerry Springer or the accursed main stream media, nor do they do their own investigating/ analysis. As a result, their votes are harvested through ignorance. And as the moocher class grows, the producer class shrinks – a byproduct of the low information voter’s ignorance, indifference, greed, and laziness.

          Statism is indeed the poison pill that gives these liberals LSD delusions of utopia… but the morons of America swallow what these clowns are pushing and we all suffer for it.

          • RonPaulSupporter2

            Thanks for the thoughtful post.

            Yes, very true. However, I believe it still comes down to the belief we as a country hold. Obviously, it is our choice as a people to trust the MSM and the others you mention or not. Unfortunately, the majority of the country still does and therefore CHOOSE TO BELIEVE what they (and the politicians) say.

            Let’s just hope that if we do suffer a collapse (and as has been pointed out, we probably will) that it is recoverable from and the citizens of this country finally wake up.

            We know we’re all awake (meaning the people that read and post here at RS). Hopefully the rest of the USA will follow our lead.

            All the best to you.

            • Sober_Thinking


              As both you and Mark Levin point out, statism is the true disease. I agree with your response… perhaps the media, etc. is simply the symptom of the terminal illness we now face. I wonder how long we have to live…

              Take care my friend.

        • Orangeone

          And how many PaulBots sat out this election by not voting that led to this crisis?

          • RonPaulSupporter2

            Please drop the “Paulbot” insults and I’d be happy to engage you in a discussion. Until then, I will not informatively reply to your insulting post.

            • Orangeone

              The PaulBots were the cause of lack of turnout.  Like it or not, that’s how the MN group refers to themselves.  And I remember spending a lot of time posting with you and you said you wouldn’t vote Romney.  Live with the consequences of your inaction.

              • RonPaulSupporter2

                All I can say is please read this…


                If you truly have an open mind, you should at least respect this viewpoint.

                And again, I ask you to stop insulting me and others who support a different political perspective than you.

                • Orangeone

                  You made your selection.  Elections have consequences.  I hope you take responsibility for your portion of the disaster that is bestowing this once great country.

                • RonPaulSupporter2

                  Did you even bother to read the article?

                • sDee

                  I am reading and listening.

                  There is much common ground to be uncovered between conservatives and libertarians, There is nothing but concessions of Liberty to be made with the Democrats who now represent purely an anti-American anti-Constitution, marxist, globalist, ideology and policy.

                  Romney/Ryan was our last shot.

                  It is Now, We the People against Central Government. Time to Choose Sides.

                • RonPaulSupporter2

                  Thanks for the sincere reply.

                  Great to see that you’re “reading and listening”. You’d be surprised at how many people (conservatives, liberals, republicans, democrats, etc.) don’t read and don’t have a clue as to what’s really going on yet they have opinions about everything LOL!

                  Yes, I agree with you that there is a lot of common ground between Libertarians, Conservatives, and Republicans. However, there are also a lot of differences between them.

                  I hope that the next “non-democrat” president elect will be a person that Libertarians, Conservatives, and Republicans can all get behind. I already read an article about a Marco Rubio-Rand Paul ticket for 2016 that sounds (at the very least) interesting.

                  If you want to check it out, here’s the link.


                  All the best to you!

                • sDee

                  The only common ground between islamists and democrats is fascism, yet they are all in the same boat rowing like hell.

                  we have to do this.

                • sDee

                  I am only focused on who will defend the Constitution’s original purpose and intent, and will fight for limited government. To that end, I only care about actions not words.

                  I would think a Libertarian like Rand Paul, would ask Rubio to explain in a whitepaper, the Constitutional intent of Article 2 Section 1 and how he is eligible to hold the office of the Presidency under it.

                • RonPaulSupporter2

                  Good Point! Didn’t think of that. I’m also surprised that the website I got the info from didn’t note that. Thanks for the info.

                • Rubio was born in Miami, Florida.

                  Look at United States v. Wong Kim Ark.

                • No wonder Romney lost, and then some of these same voters blame it on him. For not kowtowing to them, presumably.

                • RonPaulSupporter2

                  Not sure where you’re going with your post but from my perspective the reality of the republican voting block is that Republicans can’t win an election without support from the Libertarian block. If that’s the case, then it would make sense that the Republicans run candidates that appeal to that group since the typical Republican voter will vote party no matter who’s on the ticket.

                • justinquiring

                  What would have lead to you support Romney? Ron Paul has a checkered past with his newsletter which he denied as I didn’t edit it. Sounds like BO who didn’t know anything about Petraeus affair until 24 hours before.
                  Yes, I know legalize drugs, return to national defense not defense of liberty and what else?

                • RonPaulSupporter2

                  Whether I supported Romney or not is not the issue.

                  To say Ron Paul has a “checkered past” because of one un-provable incident is hardly “checkered” in my book as compared to Nixon, Clinton, and Barack.

                  It’s not just about legalizing drugs. It’s about fiscal responsibility. A POTUS like Ron Paul would (for example) cut billions of dollars from the Federal Budget, get rid of Obamacare, lower taxes, eliminate regulations like Dodd-Frank, stop using the US military as policemen of the world, and many other changes that would truly put the USA back on the road to prosperity.

              • Guest1776rcp

                I’m not a Paulie and I didn’t vote for Romney. I don’t vote for progressives, period!

                Also, you have it bass ackwards. Romney dissed Paulies and other grassroots people at his convention and many of them didn’t show up to vote for him. Go figure eh!?

                • Orangeone

                  Enjoy the consequences of your decision.  You have the right to vote for whomever you choose or to not vote.  Listen to the Whittle video, you are responsible for re-electing Barky Boy.

                • Guest1776rcp

                  Nope, not me. The RNC is responsible, should have nominated someone I could vote for. I don’t vote for progressives period and Whittle can kiss my butt with his ridiculous assertion. I’m not sure why Whittle thinks the GOP owns my vote but I don’t really care either.

                • anyonebutbarry2012

                  it is true that the rnc/romney alienated palin and paul supporters.
                  they never should have done that. i am sick that people voted barrfy back in, but do realize that the rnc needs to own their part in it.

                  i voted for mitt because he was way better then barry.

                • RonPaulSupporter2

                  Well said.

                  It really isn’t even about Romney. From my perspective, it’s that the Republican establishment seems to try and run middle of the road candidates in the hopes of appealing to everyone but really appeal to no one.

                  Here it is in a nutshell…

                  The democrats will vote for whoever runs as a democrat. I often joked to democrats that I’ve had political “dicsussions” with that if Osama Bin Laden (when he was alive) ran for president as a democrat, they would vote for him. LOL!

                  Republicans aren’t much different.

                  So it comes down to the independents that make or break an election. In my opinion, Romney has no appeal to independents on both sides.

                  However, if Ron Paul ran as a Republican (which he obviously did), he would surely get all the Republicans to vote for him (even if they had to hold their nose). He would of course get all his supporters, and would also grab a fair chunk of the other independents who would agree with him on his war policy and overall foreign policy.

                  I have to believe that this type of vote would’ve probably defeated Barack and we would have a REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT IN THE WHITE HOUSE IN 2013.

                  Candidates like Romney and McCain do not have the elect-ability to win over the Independents. Until the Republican Party learns this, they will continue to loose elections and the USA will slip further and further down.

      • sDee

        These are the ideas I seriously want to consider.

        This is a political and ideological “Death March” of the Republic. The Government leaders who are marching us, and their supporters embedded among us, know where it is going and, when and how to step out of line.

        We know it is a Death March, do we not!? Yet we sit and let these Republican “leaders” try to convince us that they can persuade the Government to reverse the Death March let us return home to capitalism, Liberty and a Constitutional Republic.

        They will not!

        • Sober_Thinking

          Republicans are NOT the cavalry or the good guys.

      • Orangeone

        The Holliweirdos hide behind their tax lawyers and have their “businesses” outside the US and don’t pay our taxes. Just look at Bono, likely paid $0, ZERO just like the Zero he loves and worships.

    • Sandra123456

      I want to agree with you, let them choke…but do you think those that voted for him are smart enough to learn anything?

      I definitely agree though with screw the bipartisan BS. Bipartisanship only means Republicans agreeing with Democrats.

      • Dukehoopsfan

        My thoughts as well. Did anyone watch any “bipartisan” NFL games on Sunday? Boehner must go and he should take Lindsay Graham with him. They can enjoy a good cry together.

        • I’ll pay for the tissues! A years supply even!

        • ssenecal5000

          “bipartisan” and “comprimise” talk is what lost this election. (besides the fraud) R and R and the GOP went for the liberal leaning “moderate” vote, instead of the conseravtive leaning “moderate” vote.

          It screamed “we want to be Democrats” to the uncommited and even conservative leaning population.
          Democrats never talk about themselves being “bipartisan” as a virtue. They always promise to fight for this or that. Never giving up , never relenting
          For instance, Harry Reid who promised NOT to work with a Romney admin.

          • Nonsense.

            The Harry Reid claptrap was predictably hushed up, while Obama spent all his time complaining about obstructionism and presenting himself as some centrist victim of extremism.

            I’d note, though, that leadership (as opposed to just “bipartisanship”) ought to appeal to both of these blocs you are talking about.

            There are no liberal-leaning moderates, by the way. Anyone who’s a liberal cannot be moderate, mainly because I’d view the “center ground” as closer to Mitt Romney than to “moderate” Democrats (like Harry Reid was supposed to be). Liberal-leaning moderates are far off to the left in this economic reality.

      • sDee

        If we let the marxists manage the inevitable collapse, they control the rebuild.

        If we control the inevitable collapse, we control the rebuild.

        Indeed those who voted for him will never learn – they are natural slaves. That is exactly why we need to the rebuilding of the Republic where one’s rewards match their effort. Otherwise, we are at their mercy as the natural slaves become the minions of the totalitarians.

        • Orangeone

          You cannot rebuild what you do not control. Voter fraud saw to them in control. Let it fall. The whiners will protest and begin to eat their own.

    • warpmine

      While I agree with the sentiment, I don’t want to wait another four years to fix something that they refuse to fix which is usurpation of our liberty. Much rather die fighting the monstrosity now while I still have eyesight and can handle my rifle.

    • jrt1031

      But those that voted for obama and his in love with him media that brainwashes america would some how find a way to blame something other than o.

  • Bi-partisan solutions? Why? Republicans are going to get blamed for EVERYTHING that happens in both the stock market and the economy. The economy is going to collapse, anyway, because of our massive debt, unending spending, and sky-high taxes. And let’s not even discuss what our finances are going to look like once Obamacare kicks in. So this is what the Democrats wanted, right? They wanted Obamacare, they pushed it through Congress, and a majority of the American people voted to keep it by re-electing Obama. So now they can have all of it. I think Republicans should just refuse to give them a dime and sit back and watch it all implode. Then maybe, just maybe, Americans will realize that elections DO have consequences and that they now have to live with them. Deal with it, America. You voted for it, you own it.

    • warpmine

      I agree but disagree as the election was in fact stolen via electronic voting and those pesky little things like ineligible voting. 100+% voting turnout, really????

    • Abstain on everything, hand the Speakership to Nancy Pelosi, go on holiday!

  • cabensg

    Good luck with that Ryan. There is no common ground. The House will capitulate and still be blamed if Obama’s plan doesn’t work. I appreciate his effort to not give up on some kind of solution but as long as Obama’s lies are accepted as truth he has no reason to co-operate with Republicans after all he won.

    • Orangeone

      We are seeing what the Romney/Ryan leadership would have been. They would have sold us down the river any time the Democrats asked.

  • Haywoodjbl

    PLANT YOUR FEET IN THE GROUND…the other side is the enemy and doesn’t want “common ground” they want you to surrender.

  • Haywoodjbl

    Just listen to Harry Reid et al and that proves they just want surrender….the same with Obama’s arrogant address Friday…….blah blah blah…..he said nothing new…

  • Here we go again. I cringe anymore when I hear the words bipartisan and common ground. Personally, the more gridlock we could have, I’d welcome it. Way to go guys. Just keep on rolling over.
    Yes, the nation is on it’s way quickly to become Greece, but you know what Mr. Ryan? I see that not as a sign that people voted for compromise, I see it as people and fraud decided they want free crap more than they want a nation. So deal with it.

  • anneinarkansas

    Tell that to the Democrats.
    Obama is meeting today with Labor Leaders, not Job Creators.
    Rice and Kerry are head to the Cabinet.
    Benghazi is begin hidden because of a sex scandal.

    • Dukehoopsfan

      The “won” continues on with his priorities in reverse order.

  • Why is it always Republicans that talk about “bi-partisanship” and “finding common ground”? Why must WE always be the ones to compromise our principles in order to get something done? Sometimes the Republicans sound like the battered wife justifying a thug of a husband by saying “I have to change to make things better” when in reality it’s the thug of a husband that needs to a major league ass-whippin’

    • colliemum

      Spot on, Wolfie!

      • TY. I only typed out what a lot of us are thinking.

  • brendawatkins

    Still pretty bummed that Mr. Ryan isn’t our new V.P. The thing that divides this country is the dems want to do everything that is BAD for this country, and the majority of Republicans want wants best for this country. It should remain divided if the dems won’t meet the republicans half way. We should NEVER give in to bad policies, we should stand our ground.

    • mike3e4r7

      Yep. We could have chosen four years of optomism, problem solving, and a promising and bright future. Like Ryan said throughout the campaign, the electorate had a clear choice. So dissappointing that so many chose willfill ignorance, denial, entitlement mentality and petty class envy over shared prosperity and love of country.

      Paul Ryan has always promoted a positive, optimistic vision for our nations future. I admire his efforts to try and make the best of a disasterous election result but I’m sure inside he’s struggling with the same doubts we’re all struggling with over our country’s future.

  • warpmine

    “Surprised” is that what you call it. After Al Franken election and the documented fraud from the DemonRats over the years, it should surprise nobody that somehow every swing state had amounted huge amounts of voter fraud. The good new for the Dems is that they didn’t have to “suddenly find huge amounts of paper ballots in the cars of operatives.

    I’m just one amongs millions that now feel the election was indeed stolen, Congressman and we want to know what you plan to do about it. If it comes down and I think it will, that you do nothing, we’ll do something that will involve the second amendment and the Declaration of Independence and that observation of government being so destructive to Liberty.

    Seriously folks, have you heard enough of the BS from go along get along critters from Congress? Choke.

  • We’ve done everything that is necessary. The silly Democrats in the Senate need to get in line, otherwise we are all in trouble.

    • sDee

      That assumes the Democrats want to avoid the “trouble”.

      Have the Democrat actions and policies not proven their design for a Cloward-Piven collapse of our economy and government?

      Have the Republicans not proven that they have no intention of exposing the design?

  • sDee

    Why is it that, no matter who is talking lately, it always seems like we are being led down the garden path again?

    Nothing – absolutely nothing, makes sense on the surface. The Republicans will not even stand and tell America that all these problems are not accidental at all – they are the direct and intended results of the marxist and globalist policies of our government.

    I more and more am realizing that the only options the people have are to submit or fight for our very freedoms. Why would we wait for the very politicians who have failed us repeatedly?

    This is not going to end well. Why not take the advantage and accelerate the inevitable collapse that all socialist governments end in? Let’s get this over with and quit pretending we have a representative government.

  • aposematic

    Common ground…that’s a good one. All ground is now owned by the Marxist D’s.

    • Rocco11

      exactly right, these people just don’t get it. the election was literally stolen by the Left, and our “leadership” just goes on about their business. the Left would be burning the country down…

    • colliemum

      Yep – they define what the ‘common ground’ is, and shift this ground to the left, further and further, followed meekly by the ‘conservatives’, who become more and more socialist in the process.
      It’s just the same over here in the UK …

  • jrt1031

    its a shame voter fraud is so easily carried out. I dont think many Americans feel o won the race fair and square. Ryan always take the high road and doesnt fight the fringe

  • I don’t know about bi-partisan. That usually means the Dems get what the want. What I want and I think many American’s want, is to start FIXING what’s broken. Sometimes that’s bi-partisan and sometimes it’s not.

    • sDee

      Bi-partisan means two steps to the left, one back to the right in compromise.

  • Wrong!! Ryan, Romney!!! Wrong! Thieves have stolen your victories…. Are you blind?
    Don’t you read the real news? Apparently not.
    Boehner plays golf with FuBar Ack….you want it too, three, fo…………?

  • colliemum

    It saddens me that Paul Ryan is already starting to talk about compromise.

    It saddens me even more that he is not addressing the question of voter fraud. I find it very hard to believe that he, Romney, their managers, didn’t question at least some of the results – not then not now.

    Yep, I’m a bit disappointed.

    • You’re in the right place then… We are all a bit disappointed.

      • sDee

        I’m pissed!

        • Understandably so.

        • Patriot077

          I am too! I find it unbelievable that there isn’t some coalition that is making noise about the election process and results. I can somewhat understand why Romney and Ryan are not screaming from the rooftops but what about some of the superpacs, the RNC or their attorneys? How can fraud so blatantly perpetrated be overlooked as though it were nothing?

          Only Allen West has called it out and stated the importance of elections with integrity that can hold the public’s trust.

          • I can’t understand it either! They SHOULD be screaming blue bloody murder from the rooftops!!!! Instead it looks like they are hiding under the porch!

            • Patriot077

              Wolfie, Rshill posted some links to an agreement that was made back in 1982 between the RNC & the DNC that precludes them from taking action. I think it is on this thread if you have time to scroll through.

              Once again, the RNC reached across the aisle and pulled back a bloody stump.

              • Orangeone

                You sue for violation of voting procedures to nullify the vote and force a do-over.

              • Thanks Patriot077, I didn’t know about this and I’ll look for the Rshill7 links and have a read.

      • colliemum

        Sad, isn’t it … being ‘a bit disappointed’ is a polite, gentle formula to hide my true feelings behind – which I couldn’t express here, because scoop would rightly kick me out.

  • maynardb50

    Paul Ryan ain’t gonna save us. We have to do that individually as with our families.
    Stock up and get ready for the future bad times. Food, firearms, ammunition, fuel,
    batteries, wood for cooking outdoor and heating indoors, cash (I don’t care what anyone says, you won’t buy anything at 7-11 with a gold coin). Did I say FOOD? Check those expiration dates. Make sure they are good through at least 2015. Canned goods are already cooked and may be eaten cold. Just saying get ready, don’t be like Staten Island.

  • Rocco11

    Fox thinks they’re being “fair and balanced” by giving card carrying communists an equal seat at the table on all their shows. How’s it workin’ out? Does Chris Matthews give a damn if he’s being fair and balanced? Wake up..

    • “Truths and Facts” would be a better slogan and philosophy for them. I’m tired of all this bringing in some leftist to defend the indefensible myself.

      • Rocco11

        when you give them an equal place at the table, you give legitimacy to their argument. there’s is no legitimacy on that side..

        • True! When they do a story about child abuse, should they bring in a pedophile so he can give his side of the story? Of course NOT!

    • sDee

      At Fox, “Fair and Balanced” means standing a lie up against the truth so that one can discern neither.

    • They must realize that can’t can’t be both “fair” and “balanced” at the same time.

      Fairness must entail treating viewers fairly.
      You can’t do that by attempting to achieve “balance” between moderate Conservatives and raving mad Socialists.

  • Haywoodjbl

    I wanted to believe differently HOWEVER it is now clear that we are all sheep and it does not matter to the Republicans or Democrats who is in power. They probably even meet to decide when it’s time to change power

    They all get the goodies and we all get a screwing.

  • Sober_Thinking

    Too late Paul. The Dems are emboldened now and the Republicans fear bad press. There won’t be a compromise… just a cave in from Boehner, McConnell and Cantor.

    • It’s like watching a train wreck in slooooow motion! 🙁

      • stage9

        Forget the government, man, it’s already gone. Save yourselves. Our Founders were right. They saw this coming. They knew we wouldn’t be able to preserve our Constitution. Once all of this burns with fire, we’ll have to fight to restore order. And it isn’t going to be pretty. Especially in the big cities. (Look to New Jersey and Staten Island after Sandy) But one thing’s in our favor, the “flyover states” outnumber the “marxist states”; and the marxist states won’t survive their own policies anyway.

        People are fleeing states like California en mass thanks to an enormous voter approved tax hike. Fools deserve the fruits of their labor.

        • Sober_Thinking

          How does that saying go? “A fool and his money are soon parted.” P.T. Barnum

      • Sober_Thinking

        What’s weird is the Dems keep yelling, “Alllll aboard!”

        • Ozzy Osbourne – Crazy Train (Speak Of The Devil)

          “Mental wounds not healing
          Who and what’s to blame?
          I’m going off the rails on a crazy train!!”

          • Sober_Thinking



    Let it all go off the cliff. We can start over. Think what our great(great) grandparents had when they came to this country. Not much. Time for a re-set and the fittest survive and we will all be praying and serving God.

    • sDee

      “Time for a re-set and the fittest survive and we will all be praying and serving God.”

      I see little other choice.

      Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains or slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take but as for me, give me liberty or give me death! – Patrick Henry

  • dontdrinkthecoolaid

    The common ground – they cave to our demands, not the REPs caving, again and again to their demands.

  • Back to his moderate roots.

  • DebbyX

    Why don’t they all try standing in a circular firing squad!

  • Orangeone

    No Paul Ryan, let me state this very clearly. We must allow the Dems to have their wishes granted. Vote present on everything. Preface every law with Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro stated thus it must be the law of the land.

  • mikeinidaho

    The “common ground” is the fact that there is basically no difference between the Demunists and the Republicans. They are both out to preserve their own power in Washington and could care less about the American people. To them, we are all just serfs put here to do their bidding and pay taxes to keep them comfortable. A pox on both their houses! Bring on American Revolution II.