My overall assessment is that the Ryan Plan is a woefully inadequate budget proposal. It is intellectually insulting, inherently flawed, and economically inept. Anyone who disagrees is either viewing it through ideological lenses or has no idea what is going on in the first place. His plan is completely void of feasible solutions to our national problems, and it has intentionally exchanged things like simple math for unjustified rhetorical claims. His long-term discretionary spending plan would be considered laughable if it wasn’t so fucking sad.
The thing is, I truly believe Paul Ryan is intelligent, but ultimately he’s an asshole, an intellectual fraud pushing policies that only work for the people he truly represents, the rich. It’s not that the Ryan Plan couldn’t work—it’s just it couldn’t work the way he says it will. He represents the rich and is using the conservative poor as pawns to help him get away with it. If enacted, the Path to Prosperity would only lead to increased corporate leverage and a widening income gap, leaving millions without healthcare and putting the burden of lessening the deficit on those who can afford it the least. He’s a snake oil salesman, and just because he talks smooth about how he’s going to cure your baldness doesn’t mean he’s not planning on taking your money and running with it.
We need to be aware of what’s going on. If we allow the Paul Ryans of the world to pull the wool over our eyes, we’re going to wake up one day shaking our heads and wondering how it ever got to be so bad. On the other hand, fuck it. I already wake up like that.mikeabu.com