Friday, August 6, 2010

Paul Ryan Starring As The Creature From The Red Ink Lagoon

It's not exactly a ringing endorsement when your own party is scared of your lame-brain schemes (emphasis mine):
So far, only 13 out of 178 House Republicans have signed on as co-sponsors to the Ryan’s proposal. Many Republicans who haven’t signed onto his Roadmap are traveling in a quite different direction, promising a “Commitment to America” plan that mostly addresses jobs and the economy rather than health care and social security.

Even Ryan’s fans have backpedaled, including House Minority Leader John Boehner. “There are parts of it that are well done,” he tells reporters. “Other parts I have some doubts about, in terms of how good the policy is.”

Ryan admits his proposal could be unsafe for Republicans. He tells the Post that Democrats are “going to try to wrap my Roadmap around people’s necks.”

As reported in a previous NewsBuzz story, the nonpartisan Center on Budget on Policy Priorities released a long-term analysis of the Roadmap earlier this year. It concludes that the Roadmap, by cutting taxes too far, would actually cause the national debt to skyrocket.

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