And, have you ever heard Ryan "spew a bunch of nonsense", about anything but especially about matters of finance?
People are free to disagree with his policy positions, but even media talking heads will (reluctantly) say that Ryan is perhaps without equal with respect to subject-matter understanding and eloquence on government finance.
This is why I just read past that comment. It's facially absurd.
“This is why I just read past that comment. It’s facially absurd.”
I should have done the same. Apparently even Reagan was a rino according to one poster....LOL!!
This is, in a nutshell, the competent and benevolent conservative's argument against the competent and benevolent socialst (of which there are arguably none in the US, but there are, arguably, competent and benevolent socialists in Europe). The argument is, quite simply, that resources are scarce and there is a limit to what can be alloted to each person on earth. Therefore, let each person earn his own allotment and let each person dispose of that to meet his needs as he sees fit. That is a much better solution than attempting as a matter of policy to determine ahead of time what each person's needs will be and to make the allocations, with a bureaucracy showing Parkinsonian growth, taking an ever larger middle-man's cut off the top. As it turns out, in the US at least, resources are not sufficient to meet the promies and therefore no one's needs are met anywhere. We collect enormous quantities of money for education, but education is poort because of the imperatives of the educational bureaucracy, which is an ominous portent for universal feral gubmint run health care.