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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Nation: Patricia Williams: "Paul Ryan's Libertarian America"



Paul Ryan is no more Libertarian then John McCain or a politician of that mindset, he's an Economic Conservative. And thats really where his Conservatism ends, he doesn't push Social Issues for the most part and hasn't laid out clearly where he is on Foreign Policy. For someone to be a real Conservative or Libertarian, they have to believe that Americans should have the right to live their. Own lives, that government shouldn't interfere with how we live our own lives, unless we aren't hurting innocent people with what we are doing, another words believing in Freedom of Choice. As long as we aren't hurting innocent people with the choices that we make and that seems to be what Patricia Williams doesn't understand about Libertarianism, because thats not where Paul Ryan. Is ideologically, at least from what we know about him so far, the only solid thing that we know about Paul Ryan, is that he's an Economic Conservative.

CBPP: Payroll Tax Cut and Emergency Unemployment Insurance Still Needed to Support the Recovery

Payroll Tax Cut and Emergency Unemployment Insurance Still Needed to Support the Recovery — Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Extending Unemployment Insurance, unless it comes with new effective Job Placement strategies, may no longer. Be necessary but we do need to extend the Payroll Tax Cut, because otherwise that would be a Middle Class Tax Hike, when the economy is still fairly weak.

AlterNet: Jonathan Weiler: "Why Americans Who Love Authority Are More Likely to Vote Republican

Why Americans Who Love Authority Are More Likely to Vote Republican | Alternet

Progressives love authority as well but to be used in different ways, not so much as it relates to National Security. And Law Enforcement, where Progressives tend to be doves but they like telling Americans how we should live our lives, how we should be more Socialist and more like Europe.