Hey, What’d I Miss? OTE Summary, 8/11– 8/17

August 21st, 2012 at 2:31 pm
  • A roundup of posts on the policies of Rep. Paul Ryan:  laying out a few quick takes on policy stances by our new presumptive VP candidate, considering the impact of Ryan’s budget on vulnerable families, disputing Ryan’s undeserved rep as a “fiscal hawk,” and comparing the impact of Ryan’s budget to that of sequestration.
  • Highlighting a Parade Magazine piece on rebuilding America’s schools.
  • Wading into the weeds on Medicare:  analyzing the difference between President Obama’s and Rep. Ryan’s $700 billion, looking at how the Romney-Ryan ticket is handling the issue, and forecasting that confusion re: Medicare Advantage might be the next misleading turn in the debate.
  • Pointing out some problems with this Ernst and Young study on expiration of the high end Bush tax cuts.
  • Discussing some key points of this New York Times Magazine piece on poverty and policy.
  • Wishing Social Security a happy 77th birthday.
  • OTE Live! Sitting down with Mike Grunwald to talk about “The New New Deal,” his important new book on the recovery act.

Music: heading into outer space with this week’s Friday Musical Interlude, featuring that plucky Martian space rover, Curiosity.

Bonus:  I offer you my vlog of Ezra Klein’s explanation of the Romney budget inconsistency. Drink up!


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One comment in reply to "Hey, What’d I Miss? OTE Summary, 8/11– 8/17"

  1. Maria says:

    Since Paul Ryan first proposed this ‘budget’ in 2005, is there any analysis of what our country would ‘look like’ had this proposal been put in place in 2005? What would have happened to seniors and their savings during the financial meltdown, recession, etc.? I think this illustration would serve the public well at this time.