A Daily "Thought"

10/21/2015

On the Latest From Washington: An #Outsider Newsflash (Evening Edition)

Earlier today, Vice President Biden announced that he will not be seeking the Democratic Nomination for President.   It ends months and months of speculation on it.    It has been interesting to have seen the deliberations in the mainstream media on it.  


Beyond the quest for the Presidency, though, there is the continued leadership challenge in the US House as Congressman Ryan has laid out his five conditions as this just got released courtesy of the Huffington Post:


BREAKING NEWS
Wednesday October 21, 2015

Rep. Paul Ryan, R- Wis., speaks at a news conference following a House GOP meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ryan told GOP lawmakers that he will run for speaker, but only if they embrace him by week's end as their consensus candidate, an ambitious bid to impose unity on a disordered and divided House. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)


It will be an interesting few days especially as this interesting take on Congressman Ryan's views was received at our Virtual Studios:



 Paul Ryan Wants to Shut Down the Government, Permanently
by Dean Baker
Following Ryan's plan, in 35 years we would have nothing left over after paying for the military.




 
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