Paul Ryan is a retard

There, I said it. Someone had to.

Actually, I’m sure Mr Ryan is a smart guy with smart staffers (I’ve never worked with them, but most staffers are smart). I’d be happy if his budget plan, or whatever it’s called, was adopted. Even if it was adopted, USG would still spend too much money. It will eventually fall because it spends too much money – this is what democracies do.

Admittedly, Britain seems to be pursuing a different path. Instead of failing for financial reasons it’s failing for moral ones, though such failures are surely related. As Theodore Dalrymple recently put it: "The conclusion is clear: the British are now a nation of trailer-trash Americans. They have the vices of the Americans, but none of their virtues." Pippa Middleton does have a nice ass though.

That’s basically why Mr Ryan is a retard. He doesn’t seem to understand that we live in a democracy. Programs like Medicare are the cornerstones of the Democratic Party’s strategy.

Of course, I’ve just re-discovered the Old Right’s criticism of the New Deal. They claimed it was perfectly designed to: 1) elect Democrats; 2) destroy the financial solvency of USG; and 3) undermine American morals.

They succeeded. Mr Ryan should get with the picture – every politician who doesn’t accept the New Deal gets crushed. It has always been so and it will always be so.

7 Responses to Paul Ryan is a retard

  1. Handle says:

    I would distinguish between the “New Deal” and the “Great Society” phases of the Welfare State. I would guess the country could easily remain perfectly solvent with some slight modification of 1930’s style Social Security (and especially if we had their demographic growth trends).

    But 1965 was the critical year when Medicare and Medicaid were introduced despite the politicians of that era knowing perfectly well there was going to be a huge bump in the population distribution with the Baby Boomers (who would all start to retire en masse in 2010), while simultaneously watching birth rates fall, longevity advance, medical innovation continue, and total program costs accelerate.

    Obamacare will only make it worse. We already spend $900 Billion per year on the two big M’s – in ten years it’ll be 2 Trillion.

    There is one saving grace to all this – The Left wants the government to do so much more than it is doing now, but they’ve painted themselves into a corner with health-programs that suck up all available dollars and leave no room for anything else even after they raise taxes through the roof.

    It will be Democrats who, one way or another, figure out a way to shrink Medicare to fund the budgets of all their other pipe-dreams.

  2. Simon Grey says:

    At this point, the only way Republicans (or anyone, for that matter) can eliminate Social Security is to feed it until it bursts. Basically, Ryan should support spending that pushes the United States well past the point of bankruptcy. Then, reality would dictate the necessary reforms.

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  4. Anonymous says:

    America is not a democracy.

    Other than that, great point.

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