Friday, August 17, 2012

Ryan a Smart and Courageous Policy Wonk?

Here's a list of some of the people and organizations who have publicly questioned the brilliance, honesty, seriousness, and/or courage of Paul Ryan’s policy proposals (with thanks to Eric Alterman of the Nation):

Analysts at the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office

Analysts at the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center

Analysts at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Analysts at the Citizens for Tax Justice

Analysts at the Economic Policy Institute

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

Catholic “Nuns on the Bus”

David Stockman, former budget director, Reagan White House

Peter Orszag, former budget director, Obama White House

Paul Krugman, Nobel Prize-winning economist, New York Times columnist (multiple times)

Mark Zandi, economist at Moody’s Analytics, adviser to both McCain presidential campaign and
Obama administration

Mark Thoma, professor of economics at the University of Oregon

The Economist’s American Politics column

Ron Paul, 2012 Republican presidential candidate

Newt Gingrich, 2012 Republican presidential candidate, former GOP Speaker of the House,

John Boehner, current GOP Speaker of the House

Donald Trump, erstwhile Republican presidential candidate, stopped clock

Republican political insiders

Majority of the American people

And, yes, Paul Ryan himself


Gert Poel said...

And it seems that one of Ryans favorite bands is Rage Against The Machine... Pretty strange for a right wing person.

Tom Morello(guitar player of Rage Against The Machine) reacted to this statement of Paul Ryan:

Joel Garry said...

@poelger: Thanks for that!

(little old lady voice:) Oh, I like their song about the sea shore! You know, the one about having shells in your pocket.


Silversun Pickups' Panic Switch and Twisted Sister We're Not Gonna Take it are the latest two serious copyright violations by the party too stupid to learn math and civics.