Rep. Kaptur ignores debt issue in criticism of Rep. Ryan’s budget

Register
Apr 29, 2014

According to an April 23 Register story, U.S. Rep Marcy Kaptur, D-Toledo, doesn’t like the impact a federal budget proposed by Congressman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., supposedly would have on education.

Speaking April 22 at a BGSU Firelands community forum, Kaptur reportedly said the Ryan budget “would cut one-third across all accounts, from Pell (grants) and work investment funding” and that it would “leave casualties everywhere, from students to retraining”

The Register dutifully reported Kaptur’s claim, so now why doesn’t some enterprising reporter call Rep. Ryan and ask why he’s proposing cuts? Is he trying to punish students or could it be he’s extremely concerned about our $17 trillion and growing total national debt?

Indeed, are there harmful economic consequences of a massive debt like that, not to mention unfunded federal liabilities of $60 trillion (I’ve seen as high as $100 trillion), and the debasement of our currency — all fueled by profligate federal spending and unreformed federal entitlement programs? I happen to believe there are, and it appears we’re on course to experience them in the not-too-distant future.

Also, here’s another possible story: Have taxpayer-subsidized, low-cost loans like Pell and Stafford grants distorted normal supply-and-demand market forces and, as a result, greatly increased the cost of a college education, leaving many young borrowers saddled with huge amounts of debt?

I doubt you’d get an objective answer about that from a Democrat like Kaptur, so I suggest you contact someone like Dr. Richard Vedder, distinguished professor emeritus of economics at Ohio University and director of The Center for College Affordability & Productivity. I’ll bet he would be glad to speak to a Register reporter.

— Jeff Reed
Norwalk

Comments

The Big Dog's back

Repubs like keeping their home on wheels base stupid.

Donegan

Still trying to kick that can huh? Hopefully some day some kid kicks your can for burying them in debt.

Greengiant

I'm pretty sure we can push that 17.5 Trillion dollar debt up to 18.6 before everything here collapses.....go for it Marcy.......

Bottom Line

In all honesty, have you ever spoken to Marcy Kaptur one on one? She has got to be the dumbest person EVER elected to any public office. And I could care less that she's a democrat.

grumpy

Doubled

The Big Dog's back

Ahhh yes, the right wingnuts bashing women again. Feel better?

grumpy

Yes that is why she is the longest serving woman in the House that is not chairman, or ranking member of any committee or even important subcommittee. The dims are the ones who vote their party members to run those and her own dimocrat colleagues won't vote for her, even though she is 17th in senority out of 435 in the House. They know she is not able. Those are your Democrats who bypass her. Theyare the ones ignoring the women... or do they know she isn't able to do much. Read her wiki lined below... again. She has done almost nothing in her 16 terms.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar...

The Big Dog's back

The only thing doubled pooh is your stupidity.

grumpy

Can't dispute the truth, piddles?

Darwin's choice

She was the only woman who voted in favor of obama's proposed budget....

And, she was one of only TWO who voted in favor of it....

Time for her to start serving her "second" term....

grumpy

Re: " She has got to be the dumbest person EVER elected to any public office."

There is a reason why as the being the longest serving woman in the House, she has never bee Ranking member or Chairman of any committee. IIRC she has only once even been head of any subcommittee... and that was for Energy and Water. There is a reason she is not running any subcommittee let alone Committee, despite being 17th in Senority out of 435 in the House... None of her dim colleagues in the House would appoint or vote for her. She does the minimum in office.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar...

Bottom Line

Couldn't play the race card but you'll sleep better knowing you could at least use gender. You make everything about discrimination further proving to the rest of us on here with brains that you are the prejudice one. Its people like you ruining our country.

KnuckleDragger

LOL, yeah if you can ever get her or one or her flunky staffers to contact you when you call or email.

I

Demoncrats will not deny that they think anyone in the middle class who votes repub is stupid. They reason that we should all vote for the party that promises to give more free stuff(that they can't pay for). Of course, this does work for a certain part of the electorate, just not the intelligent part.

The Big Dog's back

"Free stuff"? We don't get free tax giveaways like the rich get from the money earned by the poor and middle class.

I

See, Dog, I think you're finally starting to get it...politicians PROMISE the poor and middle classes free stuff. What they actually get are higher taxes. That's that part of the electorate of which I spoke. I think you are in there, somewhere.

Dr. Information

It may be a bit late for Big but he may be able to finally wake up and see that free things = more taxes somewhere.

Pete

If your party is so concerned about the middle class why did Obama kill thousands of their jobs in exchange for $100M in campaign contributions?

http://www.fresnobee.com/2014/04...

Hypocrite much Brutus?

The Big Dog's back

Why do you keep beating dead horses (Keystone pipeline)?

Pete

Why do you approve of Democrats destroying Middle Class America for kick-backs?

coasterfan

Wow. You actually think it's Democrats who are hurting Middle Class America? The Ryan Budget gives huge tax breaks for the 1%, and it's funded by the poor and middle class. Not sure why you don't get it...

Pete

So you're in complete agreement with Obama that throwing thousands of middle class union jobs in the proverbial toilet is fine in exchange for $100,000,000 in campaign contributions to Democrats?

The Big Dog's back

These are temporary jobs.

KnuckleDragger

So tell me how many poor people that you know that pay federal income taxes. I'm waiting.

The Big Dog's back

They don't make enough money to pay income taxes you m----.

8ballinthesidepocket

Might as well have a box of rocks in DC instead of Marcy. She and fellow libs ignore math (too dumb to add and subtract) and history. They will not be satisfied until our debt exceeds our GNP. Look at Germany in the 1930's, took a wheel barrow full of marks to buy a loaf of bread. But those on the government dole have no worries as long as somebody else pays the freight. But what happens when nobody can pay the freight? Duh!!! That is the standard lib answer.

The Big Dog's back

To bad actual history gets in the way of your fiction. At the end of each Repub Presidency, the deficit is on the way up. At the end of each Dem Presidency the deficit is on the way down. FACT!

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JD

So when will this president will stop spending like it is our money and start spending like it is his money

coasterfan

Dog is 100% correct. It's been that way since 1980.

Dr. Information

Print, borrow and spend our way into bliss. The ultimate Democratic way. Who cares who has to pay for it, as long as I am getting it free, I don't care (the modo of the democratic voter).

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