Skip to comments.America Ready for Paul Ryan’s Adult Conversation
Posted on 08/19/2012 10:25:17 PM PDT by Kaslin
Theres a line of thinking on the political left that Mitt Romney served them up a great softball in picking Paul Ryan as his running mate.
According to Chicago Tribune columnist Clarence Page, Ryan brings to the Romney campaign the tea partys style of magical thinking, a blissfully simplistic, ideologically driven world view that seems to think candidates can win votes by promising to reduce popular government services.
Republican candidates, they say, are ducking for cover to avoid being branded with budget reforms that Ryan, as Chairman of House Budget Committee, has proposed, particularly for Medicare and Medicaid.
Vice President Biden, eloquent as always, told a mostly black audience in Virginia that Republicans want to put yall back in chains.
Although Biden has taken flak for this nauseating remark, he should get credit for summing up how Democrats really think. That government running your life makes you free and that anyone who proposes freedom and choice wants to put yall back in chains.
Earlier this year, Douglas Elmendorf, director of the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, sent a report on the nations budget to House budget committee chairman Ryan.
Heres what he said:
The explosive path of the federal debt that the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects under what many observers would view as current policies underscores the need for policy changes to put the nation on a sustainable course.Elmendorf concludes that without major increases in revenues and/or substantial cuts in spending the resulting budget deficits will increase federal debt to unsupportable levels.
The aging of the population and rising costs for health care will push spending for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal health care programs considerably higher as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP).
So Paul Ryans high crime is being courageous, honest and leveling with the American people about the tough realities facing us.
He, like most Republicans, believes that raising taxes, when our economy is growing at half its historical average, and with the unemployment rate 40% higher than its historical average, is economic suicide.
So Ryan takes on the major culprits in driving our long term fiscal crisis entitlements spending.
Is this magical thinking? No, its guts.
And what courageous measures do Democrat critics take on? No major spending reform proposals and no across the board tax hikes, which Elmendorf suggests as the alternative.
Just the usual class warfare rhetoric. Tax the top 1 percent, who already pay 39 percent of income taxes, and who alone could never cover the huge deficits that CBO is projecting .
In 1975 10% of the population was on Medicaid. Now it is double that.
Ryans idea of block granting federal funds for Medicaid to states would give local latitude and responsibility to promote innovation to make more productive use of limited resources.
A new study published in the journal Health Affairs reports that 31 percent of physicians refuse patients on Medicaid. Yet, when innovative business models emerge to deliver care in underserved poor communities, they are attacked by the left.
The Center for Public Integrity, funded by George Soros, has posted on its website that Ryans budget plan is a Path to the Poorhouse. Yet it also attacks Dental Health Maintenance Organizations, a recent business concept to organize dental practices, making it feasible to accept Medicaid reimbursements and provide dental care in poor neighborhoods.
There is a saying that you can bring a horse to water but you cant make it drink.
Paul Ryan is courageously delivering truth to the American people, boldly and clearly.
He cant make anyone drink the water. But if honesty and courage is no longer what sells in America, we can be sure that the future is not pretty.
Romneys bet, and I think it is a good one, is that the American people are ready for Paul Ryan and an adult conversation.
Did you hear the gasp form the ETs listening in on this? Higher civilizations can actually tap the energy of hypocrisy. Thousands of UFOs aren't here because they care about us - they're here to get more concentrated hypocrisy fuel than anywhere else in the galaxy. Its not just that this piece of slime Clarence Page can even write those words and stay conscious - it's that the demonic energy field necessary to keep his soul from directly exploding into hell is so intense, that the excess radiation it gives off makes Earth the number one fuel stop for interstellar cargo ships in the galaxy.
I like the idea of the ‘adult conversation’. What I worry about is as soon as the first words are uttered, the racism card will be shown and THAT might trigger another real adult conversation our nation needs right now. Or maybe they’ll mention the dismal statistics of children being born out of wedlock, and how the welfare state not only encourages sloth, but encourages the cycle of poverty with breeding too many kids into this know-nothing/do-nothing lifestyle that still pays the bills somehow.
There’s just too many adult conversations to be had. The Dems will be too effective in their counterpoint by saying, “Don’t listen to those guys, they’re crazy and trying to control you (ref: chains)!”
Seems the Dems have done a great job controlling their constituents by killing their drive, and all but getting them to forfeit their ability to make positive contributions to society.
Is Ryan the guy to make those arguments? Going to be hard to sound nationally patriarchal at 43.
49% of the people don’t pay ANY Federal income taxes!!! A HUGE percentage of Americans get govt. checks!!!! Star has a LOT more faith in AMericans or people living in this country than I do.