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Paul Ryan just lit a spark in the poverty debate.

  • Puneet Kollipara
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  • Wonkbook
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  • Jul 25, 2014
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Our colleague Bob Costa is out with a revealing look at Rep. Paul Ryan's critique of the war on poverty and plans to propose a significant overhaul of the safety net in his upcoming budget.

  • Wonkblog staff
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  • Economy
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  • Mar 3, 2014
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Washington's obsession with what counts as a tax increase is increasingly insae.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Dec 4, 2013
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The particular failures Obamacare is experiencing are very bad for Republicans.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Nov 22, 2013
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Here's what to make of the hints coming out of the budget conference committee.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Oct 31, 2013
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Across the country, immigration reform advocates are challenging GOP lawmakers to support a path to citizenship.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 21, 2013
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How the GOP learned to start worrying and hate sequestration -- again.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Aug 1, 2013
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Paul Ryan and Tom Coburn had a universal health-care plan once. It looked an awful lot like Obamacare.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jul 25, 2013
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We probably won't have a major budget showdown until September at the earliest.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • May 8, 2013
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Have trouble keeping track of all the budget proposals floating around? Let this chart set you straight.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Apr 1, 2013
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Paul Ryan says he wants to keep revenue constant. That's going to be very, very difficult.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Mar 15, 2013
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Move aside, Paul Ryan: The Senate Budget Committee also released preliminary budget figures today. Here's how the two plans stack up.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Mar 12, 2013
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All budget plans have to assume something about where the economy is going to go in the future. And Paul Ryan's assumptions basically check out.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Mar 12, 2013
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The 2014 Ryan budget is here. Here's what it changes.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Mar 12, 2013
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There's a reason Newt Gingrich initially described Ryan's budget as "right-wing social engineering." That, and not deficit reduction, is what it's really about.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Mar 12, 2013
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This table from the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget makes Ryan's glide path particularly clear.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Mar 7, 2013
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Rep. Paul Ryan's last budget didn't balance until 2038. His next budget will balance within 10 years. And, contrary to what I thought, he may not need to make any changes to get there.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Mar 6, 2013
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I asked Rep. Paul Ryan for the evidence that raising taxes through tax reform would damage the economy. Here's what he told me.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jan 23, 2013
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There are a number of powerful Republicans who would see their futures dimmed by a grand bargin that deals with deficits. That's going to make it harder for them to agree to such a deal -- a particular problem given that one of them chairs the House Budget Committee.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Nov 12, 2012
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The Nobel laureate economist on why Paul Ryan would raise taxes on the poor, why individual accounts are a bad idea, and other issues related to Social Security.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Oct 14, 2012
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