Paul Ryan has been tweeting incessantly about the need for “tax reform” to help grow the economy and stimulate job growth, but a new report shows that Seattle’s decision to raise their minimum wage to $15 has accomplished all of the things Ryan claims he wants to do without having to give massive tax breaks to the wealthy. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this. 


Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced