Politics behind Ryan plan to lower deficit

Today, for example. Paul Ryan has released the latest Republican budget, and it's a blizzard of numbers, gimmicks, weird comparisons, and obfuscation. It's no more serious than any of Ryan's other budget proposals,

Democrats and the left will squeal that Paul Ryan's budget proposal is a massive threat to the poor, the sick, the elderly, etc, etc. It's baloney, but a part of me thinks that he might deserve it. Why? Because the excessive rhetoric

Today, for example. Paul Ryan has released the latest Republican budget, and it's a blizzard of numbers, gimmicks, weird comparisons, and obfuscation. It's no more serious than any of Ryan's other budget proposals,

Mar. 20, 2012 – Conservative Republicans unveiled a budget blueprint that combines slashing cuts to safety net programs for the poor with sharply lower tax rates in an election-year manifesto painting clear differences with President Barack Obama.

The contrast with the hysteria (in the classical sense) of Matthew Yglesias is astounding: Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin chairs the House Budget Committee and is also a follower of the philosophy of Ayn Rand. and: