The Same Empty Conservative Sermon

August 17, 2012 § Leave a comment

“Paul D. Ryan is the most articulate and intellectually imposing Republican of the moment, but that doesn’t alter the fact that this earnest congressman from Wisconsin is preaching the same empty conservative sermon.”

  • David Stockman, former director of the Office of Management and Budget under Reagan, August 13, 2012
  • Source: Paul Ryan’s Fairy-Tale Budget Plan by Stockman
  • Context: David Stockman, in his piece published in the New York Times, attacks Ryan’s economic and budget proposals, saying that they do absolutely nothing to fix the economy and may even make things worse. He goes on to conclude:

“In short, Mr. Ryan’s plan is devoid of credible math or hard policy choices. And it couldn’t pass even if Republicans were to take the presidency and both houses of Congress. Mr. Romney and Mr. Ryan have no plan to take on Wall Street, the Fed, the military-industrial complex, social insurance or the nation’s fiscal calamity and no plan to revive capitalist prosperity — just empty sermons.”

  • Bruce Bartlett is another former member of the Reagan administration who has come out against the Republican Party’s economic policies.
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