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Paul Ryan’s Budget Plan Released

By Wyatt Earp | April 5, 2011

The video is long – three minutes – but worth your time if you’re concerned about where we’re headed. Especially if spending habits don’t change a.s.a.p.

Terrific video, and I think that line is great – politics is the art of forming coalitions, after all, and people have a natural tendency to dislike those telling them lies and like those telling them truths.

Make sure to note the Public Debt graphic. Pretty damned scary, especially considering Obama’s numbers. You’ll need duct tape for that link.

Of course, not everything is necessarily rainbows and unicorns yet:

I do have a complaint: The relationship between reduced government spending and increased economic activity isn’t hit nearly hard enough. I see in the post-queue that the Doom Master Monty notes that Ryan’s plan is ‘necessary, but not sufficient.” I take that position on all of these things – no single plan, even one as big and comprehensive as this, is enough. We still need to do more after this.

But still, every journey begins with a single step. (H/TAce)

I ripped John Boehner last week for being limp-wristed on budgetary cuts and agreeing to continuing resolutions. That may be moot now, as reports claim President Obama denied the newest CR. In effect, the Democrats may shut down the government. Good. A shutdown is probably needed to wake people up.

I also said I didn’t much trust Paul Ryan, at least until I saw his plan. Having read the news reports and seeing this video, I think the plan is a winner.

Is it perfect? No, and a lot of people will be butt-hurt that their freebies will see the axe. Will it make a difference if it isn’t passed? No. But the fact that there is a plan gives me optimism that we may not be standing in bread lines next year.

Topics: Politics | 11 Comments »

11 Responses to “Paul Ryan’s Budget Plan Released”

  1. Dr. Evil Says:
    April 5th, 2011 at 2:09 pm


  2. Jon Brooks Says:
    April 5th, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Maybe all us old people should do what the eskimos do,
    just climb on an iceberg and float away and die leaving the young a chance to survive. But with global warming
    there won’t be any icebergs left so that plan is out. If
    nobody really wants to cut spending to managable levels
    compared to the revenue brought in then lets start WW4
    since the end effects will be esentially the same (we’re already in a semi cold WW3). That way we can nationalize all foreign debt etc. and maybe destroy the people we owe money to before we have to pay them back.:) See fixed it.

  3. Wyatt Earp Says:
    April 5th, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Dr. Evil – Are you having a stroke?

    Jon – You da man! I say, if this doesn’t pass – in some form – we all buy muscle cars because it’s gonna be all over again.

  4. Old NFO Says:
    April 5th, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Something HAS to give… and at least this is a real plan, not a vote and THEN see what you got…

  5. Ferrell Gummitt Says:
    April 5th, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Wow!!! That was a nice hard kick in the testicles. Bet not one Dim will take it seriously…

  6. Dannytheman Says:
    April 5th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    $3.65 for a gallon of gas. $3.99 for a gallon of milk and me with 4 sons that drink it like KoolAid.
    If I can run a balanced budget, the government should, too!

  7. Wyatt Earp Says:
    April 5th, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Old NFO – No “We have to vote for it to see what is in it” here.

    Ferrell – The White House already released the talking points. “Taking care of millionaires, killing the elderly, it’s not for the children . . . ”

    Danny – Top tax rate under the Ryan plan? 25%. Think that won’t be a boon to businesses?

  8. realwest Says:
    April 6th, 2011 at 12:12 am

    Howdy Wyatt – well I mentioned this the other night – and yes, Paul Ryan is the REAL DEAL. I’m on SSDI myself, and just barely getting by so I’m a tad nervous about Medicare and SS cuts.
    But Ryan is right: we can’t keep kicking the damn can down the road anymore.
    And I’ve already seen the Dems attacking Ryan personally, not based on his ideas. I hope we get some more ADULTS in the Senate and one in the WH in 2012.

  9. Wyatt Earp Says:
    April 6th, 2011 at 8:08 am

    Real – From what I understand, the Medicare and Medicaid cuts won’t take effect for a few years. No one will be affectd immediately.

  10. bob (either orr) Says:
    April 7th, 2011 at 1:32 am

    I could get behind Paul Ryan for president.

  11. Wyatt Earp Says:
    April 8th, 2011 at 8:44 am

    Bob – So could I. We certainly need someone in the White House with business know-how.