Paul Ryan’s Sober but Solid Budget

by Ryan on April 5, 2011

in Economy,Politics

Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) released a projected 10-year budget proposal (pdf), which cuts $6 trillion over that time period.  It’s serious and sober, but hopeful and part of an adult conversation about our future.  Here’s a short video which helps to explain the problem and some broad areas the budget deals with:

I love the 21st Century Perot-style charts — I’m not kidding!  These kinds of proposals will deeply cut spending if implemented, meaning less money for the programs some of us depend upon.  These videos are quick, easy to understand, based in data, and are reasonable to reasonable people.  Real articulation can defeat any perfunctory Democrat attack (run down the laundry list of how the Republicans want to kill Granny, hurt children, and starve the needy, etc.) because base emotion is taken out of the equation for an honest, measured look at the problems.

One can argue the details, but the big picture is clear — we either fix things now or get screw big-time down the road.  Ryan’s budget is a solid push in the right direction.

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