Tag Archives: budget

Chris Weigant: Cards On the Table

When people do find out what is in the Ryan budget, they mostly don’t like it. But the American public shows an enormous ability (as always) to come to the wrong conclusion, as well. Who frames this issue best in the next month is going to win the election.

Smart Democrats Should Be Worried

John Fund, National ReviewLiberal pundits are already fanning out in force to attack and discredit Paul Ryan. Michael Tomasky, who recently wrote a Newsweek cover story calling Mitt Romney a “wimp,” has now decided that Romney&…

Romney-Ryan: Bring It On

Stephen Hayes & Bill Kristol, Weekly Standard"One of the things that the White House is also focusing on is dropping everything that they have on the Paul Ryan budget plan – the Democrats, the media, the White House – all piling up on the Rya…

Why Tax Reform Is Unrealistic

Ezra Klein, BloombergLast week, I wrote about the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center’s effort to run the numbers on Mitt Romney’s base-broadening, rate-lowering tax reform plan. The numbers, as you may have guessed, didn’t add…

Ryan, Romney & Limited Gov’t Fantasies

Jared Bernstein, Huffington PostThe New Yorker's Ryan Lizza provides a profile of Rep. Paul Ryan, with a rich discussion of his vision for limited government.It's a good read, but it left me thinking about what it is that troubles me most ab…

Why You Should Be a Keynesian, Too

Paul Krugman, New York TimesFor years, allegedly serious people have been issuing dire warnings about the consequences of large budget deficits — deficits that are overwhelmingly the result of our ongoing economic crisis. In May 2009, Niall …

How Does Romney’s Plan Differ From Bush?

Jonathan Chait, NY MagazinePresident Obama’s effort to discredit Mitt Romney as a credible economic repairman has several elements: using his business career to cast doubts on his desire to help the middle class, tying him to the radical pro…