Paul Ryan’s budget roadmap is flummoxing Washington
Washington doesn’t know how to handle Rep. Paul Ryan’s outline for how to balance the budget without raising taxes. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer says the Wisconsin Republican’s plan is “unsustainable.” (Well, it makes Big Government unsustainable.) And an analysis from the Tax Vox blog takes issue with his revenue estimates.
Of course, the issue here is spending, spending, spending. The Washington Consensus is that taxes must go up, that it is not politically possible to cut spending. Ryan is trying to prove that consensus wrong with a little bit math and little bit of moxie.<