Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Some Nonpartisan Thoughts on the Paul Ryan Budget 2
6) One of the real downfalls of the Ryan budget is the fact that the man has promised to eliminate loopholes (this, ostensibly to offset the lowering of rates) but he hasn't told us exactly what those loopholes are. AND HE HAS TO. a) The American people need this information to make an informed decision and b) if he doesn't do it, the Democrats will just continue to beat him like a drum over it (and, really, what in the hell is worse than a whiny-assed progressive?). I guess that we'll just have to wait and see on this one.............7) Yes, Mr. Ryan apparently does reduce social spending. But we also have to realize that spending in these areas has skyrocketed under both Obama and Bush. It doesn't seem unreasonable to think that maybe we could cut back a trifle on it (though, yes, I'm willing to entertain that maybe he's gone a bit far). I mean, it's not like there's a limitless supply of money out there.