"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Paul Ryan, the Adult in the Room

Paul Ryan is a straight-shooting patriot of the first order, and if he isn't on a national ticket very very soon, the GOP is nuts.   He's the smartest, most articulate, and most principled person in Washington right now, and the man may have found his moment with the current national debt crisis.   Today he unveils his budget for FY 2012, which, in the way the government does things, is actually a ten-year budget plan.   It slows the growth of government spending, and even cuts significant spending, and it may just be the last chance we have to save our nation as a world superpower.   Here is the difference between Ryan's plan -- called "the Path to Prosperity," and the status quo (Obama's plans), in a handy chart:

Pretty obvious stuff, isn't it?   Will the rest of Washington wake up, or will we go over the falls in a barrel?


Here's Ryan in a short video presenting the alternatives:

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