But the larger point is that Ryan is trying to start a conversation on the desirable role and limits of government. He’s trying to make it possible to talk about sensitive issues — mainly Social Security and Medicare — without being vilified…If Democrats don’t like Ryan’s vision, the proper response is to design and defend their own plan. The fact that they don’t have one is a national embarrassment.
Things I've Tagged ‘Deficit’
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They address a bit of a straw man here when they criticize the right’s criticism of Obama’s machinations. With me at least, the problem isn’t that Obama is contributing to an ever larger deficit in a way that has been unseen before, it is the plan to start up brand new entitlement programs that will continue to force the government to run a deficit larger than we see now–unless they raise taxes significantly anyway.
I’m not a big fan of the government raising more capital than is necessary to fulfill constitutional obligations, and I would say we’ve gone far beyond our obligation to the federal government.