Monday, April 25, 2011

Paul Ryan's Budget Becomes Bogeyman Uniting Progressives, Democrats

Paul Ryan's Budget Becomes Bogeyman Uniting Progressives, Democrats

The Republican Party’s endorsement of sharply conservative prescriptions to fix ailing state and federal budgets is threatening to reunite the progressive movement and heal its disillusionment with the Democratic Party.

Over the past week, an informal coalition of non-government groups has plotted ways to make town halls increasingly uncomfortable for Republican lawmakers -- a coordination that is more advanced then previously reported.

The linchpin has been the 2012 budget proposal of Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.), which passed the House before the Easter recess.

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