Monday, August 20, 2012

An Unserious Man

I know I'm harping on the same subject these days, but here is the latest devastating takedown of Paul Ryan, from Paul Krugman.  Just a small sample:

"What Mr. Ryan actually offers, then, are specific proposals that would sharply increase the deficit, plus an assertion that he has secret tax and spending plans that he refuses to share with us, but which will turn his overall plan into deficit reduction. 

If this sounds like a joke, that’s because it is.

...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. 

The question now is whether Mr. Ryan’s undeserved reputation for honesty and fiscal responsibility can survive his participation in a deeply dishonest and irresponsible presidential campaign."

As usual, every line of this piece is worth reading, so go read it.  It will be time well spent.  And, thanks to Mastercynic for being the first to bring this to my attention.

And by the way, is the whole country going to sit by and let Krugman bear the entire burden of telling the truth about this deeply cynical man?

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