Ryan, extremist in fantasy land

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/24/opinion/brooks-ryans-biggest-mistake.html?_r=1

    When that commission came up with its proposal, some conservative Republicans, like Tom Coburn and Judd Gregg, voted yes, but Ryan voted no. This was a devastating blow. If Ryan and the other House Republicans had voted for the Simpson-Bowles proposal, it would have gone to Congress for up-or-down votes, regardless of how President Obama reacted. We would have had national action on debt reduction.

    The Simpson-Bowles plan would have simplified the tax code and lowered rates. It would have capped the size of government. According to the Bipartisan Policy Center, it would have brought the federal debt down from 73 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product today, to 67 percent of G.D.P. in 2022
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    To put it another way, Ryan was giving up significant debt progress for a political fantasy
     
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    Don't you guys have any New Material, I swear no matter who the GOP puts up the Attacks are always the same old Tired line. He is Extreme, He is Crazy.

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    Paul Krugman: Ryan's devotion to Galt, gold and God - Post Bulletin

    And the Ryan fiscal program clearly reflects Randian notions. As I documented in my last column, Ryan's reputation for being serious about the budget deficit is completely undeserved; his policies would actually increase the deficit. But he is deadly serious about cutting taxes on the rich and slashing aid to the poor, very much in line with Rand's worship of the successful and contempt for "moochers."

    This last point is important. In pushing for draconian cuts in Medicaid, food stamps and other programs that aid the needy, Ryan isn't just looking for ways to save money. He's also, quite explicitly, trying to make life harder for the poor — for their own good. In March, explaining his cuts in aid for the unfortunate, he declared, "We don't want to turn the safety net into a hammock that lulls able-bodied people into lives of dependency and complacency, that drains them of their will and their incentive to make the most of their lives."

    Somehow, I doubt that Americans forced to rely on unemployment benefits and food stamps in a depressed economy feel that they're living in a comfortable hammock.
     
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    Now Charley, last time that I looked, David Brooks was not considered a liberal.
     
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    Ryan is nothing but a partisan Hack / Extremist ...

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    We're 16 trillion in debt and growing. What ever is going to balance that has to be quite extreme.
     
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    The problem with obama extremism is that it is trying to take control of my country.
     
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    Yet, you don't believe Obama is? :eusa_boohoo:
     
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    Your country? Last time you were posting you were claiming that you lived in an occupied land, that the Confederacy was still in force, just occupied by a foriegn nation.

    So now you are claiming the US?
     
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    Ryan threw away a chance to work on that. Read Brook's article.
     

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