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.