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Paul Ryan and the Party of Ideas
New York Times, by Ross Douthat

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Posted By:garnet, 7/25/2014 9:27:22 AM

I will probably have more to say about Congressman Paul Ryan’s latest policy proposals on poverty and mobility — both their substance and their possible implications — very soon; either tomorrow or in Sunday’s column, mostly likely. You can read a good summary of the highlights here; for now, I’ll just make two quick and one slightly longer points: 1) Taken as a whole, this document basically eliminates the daylight that existed between “Ryanism” and reform conservatism on safety net reform. As I discussed two weeks ago, the reformocon quasi-movement has tended to view some of the projected discretionary cuts in

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: miceal, 7/25/2014 9:40:57 AM     (No. 9939460)

Sorry but Paul Ryan has moved past his "best if used by date." Mitt Romney is pushing him to higher office and that, to me, is a buzz kill....


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Reply 2 - Posted by: horacer, 7/25/2014 10:23:24 AM     (No. 9939538)

There are a lot of good ideas coming out of the Republican party lately. Maybe it is because it´s time to run for President. It could just be there´s a new group of young libertarian thinking members who want to create more opportunity and return upward mobility to our economy. Ryan, Rubio, Lee, Cruz and Paul are talking ideas for a change.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: StormCnter, 7/25/2014 10:46:13 AM     (No. 9939576)

Consider his ideas. Like them or reject them, but can´t we give him credit for presenting something to think about?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: RedLegLeader68, 7/25/2014 11:05:35 AM     (No. 9939626)

Reading all the way to the bottom of this article, you find this gem,

"...while liberalism’s leaders still haven’t taken the hard, higher-tax steps required to make their side’s more sweeping post-Obama policy ideas actually add up."

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