Rep. Paul Ryan – “It doesn’t stop them from doing reconciliation on cap and trade.”



Senator Judd Gregg (right), with Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, spoke to reporters about the budget.

Democrats in the House and Senate have expressed an interest in using the budget reconciliation process to fast track a cap and trade plan. The budget proposal currently before the House contains budget reconciliation language which effectively opens the door for a cap and trade proposal being included as part of any final budget that is put together — despite the fact that the budget currently before the Senate does not include any budget reconciliation language.

I (Connie Hair) asked Hoyer about the $1 billion reconciliation directive to the Energy and Commerce Committee included in the budget that would allow for cap and trade.  Hoyer said, “There is a reserve fund.”

When I asked what the difference was, Hoyer responded, “The committee ‐‐ and we’ve done this in the past, provided various reserve funds. Obviously, those reserve funds have to be created by some actions of the committee at some point in time, pursuant to the budget provisions. But there is not a specific source that is identified for those reserve funds. And as I told you last week, not by mistake, but by design, this budget is generic in the sense that what it tries to provide for is the accomplishment of objectives without deciding how you’re going to do that. (Say what???)

That will be part of the legislative process, and obviously, members have different views on that.”

But what does all that legislative gobbledegook mean?

While walking across the street pondering this exchange with the majority leader yesterday, I happened to run into Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), the ranking member on the House Budget Committee as well as the architect of the Republican budget alternative being released today.  I asked him about any specific authorization of reconciliation for cap and trade in the House budget resolution.

“The fact that you have a cent’s worth of reconciliation instructions to Energy and Commerce means Energy and Commerce can do whatever it wants to do in its committee’s jurisdiction,” Ryan said.  “What is the jurisdiction of Energy and Commerce?  Healthcare and cap and trade.  It does not shut down the reconciliation option for cap and trade, it preserves the option. They’re just saying we mean to do healthcare but it doesn’t stop them from doing reconciliation on cap and trade.”


Red Flag

Obots are eager for Obama’s budget to succeed so that we’ll all end up paying higher taxes and the United States of America will look more like the European Union.

Did anyone catch Karl Rove on Hannity’s America last night?

The left loves to hate this guy, but I believe he is speaking the truth.

He said he used to believe Obama and his team were just naive, that they really just didn’t understand how things work.

Now he’s starting to think the worst.

This massive debt will cripple our economy and we’ll be left with two choices.

Either government services will have to be seriously curtailed or everyone will have to pay higher taxes.

Guess which outcome will prevail?

And Obama knows exactly what he is doing.

And our elected representatives are letting him get away with it.

From firedoglake

April 01, 2009

Rep. Paul Ryan Discusses the GOP Budget Proposal

12 Responses to “Rep. Paul Ryan – “It doesn’t stop them from doing reconciliation on cap and trade.””

  1. inspirational1 Says:

    must say Rose your post gives the best info and links…
    thanks for the hard work..and informitive writing

  2. inspirational1 Says:

    ohh and the great posts that come from all the regulars here.

  3. rosettasister Says:

    inspirational1 Says:
    April 1, 2009 at 5:46 pm


    thanks, inspirational!

    you made my day!


  4. rosettasister Says:

    Georgia Citizen Grand Jury Indicts Obama – Carl Swensson of Georgia on ASK Radio show tonight

    Next Show: Wednesday, April 1 at 9 pm ET.

    Georgia resident Carl Swensson, whose work is detailed on his Rise up for America website, says he got tired of the issues over Obama’s eligibility, as well as his performance in office.

    So, over the weekend he assembled 25 jurors who took sworn testimony from several sources, including attorney Orly Taitz, and then generated an indictment that later was forwarded to the U.S. attorney, the state attorney general and others in law enforcement across the state.

    Swensson cites on his website as authority for the grand jury the Magna Carta, the bill of rights that formed the foundation of British common law on which U.S. law is based.

    He said the members were chosen, sworn in and observed all of the rules of procedure. Swensson declined to elaborate on the specific allegations about Obama, telling WND that remains confidential at this point because of the possibility of a prosecution.

    Tonight we talk with Carl Swensson about the indictment and what comes next now that a citizen grand jury in Georgia has indicted the sitting president.

    **TONIGHT 9 PM ET**

    Link to the show here.

  5. rosettasister Says:

    What The District Court’s Ruling For “Obama” Really Means

    White Paper Hollister v Soetoro

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  6. rosettasister Says:

    Polarik’s April Fool’s Day Post:

    CHARTREUSE ALERT! 10-Month old COLB reported missing

  7. inspirational1 Says:

    sent a bunce of links to my mom to forward to my uncle whos brother is in the FBI about Obama..they called me and said that the FBI knows everything and that Obama is the boss and the person in the FBI has a family and cannot put his life or his families in jeopordy.

    Mom said you just better be quiet even though you don’t like Obama so they don’t come after your family.

    so if this is the setiment for the majority of poeple than most people are sacred to speak up.

  8. rosettasister Says:

    inspirational1 Says:
    April 1, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    the FBI knows everything


    Of course they do!

    Just because we’re not making any headway with the eligibility issue doesn’t mean we should let up one iota.

    Keep the heat on!

    But let’s not get so distracted by it that we let Obama have his way with us while we’re screaming “usurper.”

    We have to assume that we’re stuck with him for four long years.

    And he will get the blame for everything that goes wrong.


  9. rosettasister Says:

    Wall Street Bets Obama Will Fire Bank CEOs Next Says CNBC Reporter

  10. rosettasister Says:

    I know at least one of our posters here has a huge crush on this woman!


    March 30, 2009


  11. hockeyfan530 Says:

    when you say the FBI knows about Obama does that mean they know he’s not eligible? Or that they know about the cases ect?

  12. rosettasister Says:

    This is not April Fool’s, good people.

    New Thread:

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