Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Even Before Rep. Paul Ryan’s Balanced Budget Plan is Release It is Being Attacked as Dishonest

That’s Just Not Right – Even If it is Right

The recent GOP VP nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, is going to release a federal budget plan that promises to balance the budget in 10 years.  He is required to do so, his last plan took about 30 years to do that job, and so his colleagues said he had to come up with one that balanced it in 10 years.

But even before the plan is released, based on historical precedent and the inherent dishonesty in Mr. Ryan critics are attacking the plan.  For example there is this.

It’s very simple: every story about the Ryan budget should highlight the breathtaking dishonesty on display here. It’s a major story in American politics over the last four years, and anyone reporting on the budget should do whatever it takes to make it clear exactly what’s going on.

See, this is just plain wrong.  Everyone should wait until the budget is released to attack its dishonesty, its fraud, it bogus assumptions and its lack of specificity.  Just because everyone knows that is what is coming is no reason to jump the gun here.  It’s not like there won’t be plenty of opportunity, and a couple of good laughs along the way.

Besides maybe the plan will be a credible, well thought out one.  (Sorry, that's just too much wine with dinner talking.)

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