Sunday, August 19, 2012

Paul Krugman: Paul Ryan Not A Serious Man...

It's not surprising that economist Paul Krugman finds little to like about Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan's tax ideas. Its not really surprising how Krugman dissects the "Ryan" plan and the "seriousness" that is supposed to come with it.

A preview of today's column from the New York Times:

"The answer, basically, is a triumph of style over substance. Over the longer term, the Ryan plan would end Medicare as we know it — and in Washington, “fiscal responsibility” is often equated with willingness to slash Medicare and Social Security, even if the purported savings would be used to cut taxes on the rich rather than to reduce deficits. Also, self-proclaimed centrists are always looking for conservatives they can praise to showcase their centrism, and Mr. Ryan has skillfully played into that weakness, talking a good game even if his numbers don’t add up."

Find and read the entire column here...


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