Another Krugman Beat-down of Paul Ryan’s Phony Budget

The Core of Paul Ryan's Budget "Plan"

Paul Ryan is such an embarrassment to Wisconsin.  A fiscal phony on par with the other great GOP fiscal phony, Ronald Reagan.  I just love the way Krugman cuts right to the empty black core of the Ryan “Plan.”

From This Week with George Stephanopolis.

KRUGMAN: Can I say, the Ryan plan — and I guess this is what counts as a personal attack — but it isn’t. It’s not an attack on the person; it’s an attack on the plan. The plan’s a fraud. The plan is a big bunch of tax cuts, some specified spending cuts, basically for poor people, and then a huge magic asterisk which is supposed to turn into a deficit reduction plan, but, in fact, if you look what’s actually in it, it’s a deficit-increasing plan.

And so to say that — just tell the truth that there is really no plan there, neither from Ryan, nor from Governor Romney, is just the truth. That’s not — if that’s — if that’s being harsh and partisan, gosh, then I guess the truth is anti-bipartisanship.

FEHRNSTROM: So may I ask you, Paul, do you prefer the president’s plan?

KRUGMAN: Oh, yeah. I mean, the president — at least it’s — you know, I don’t approve of everything, but there are no gigantic mystery numbers in his stuff. We do know what he’s talking about. His numbers are — you know, all economic forecasts are wrong, but his are not — are not insane. These are — these are just imaginary.


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  1. Agreed. And let’s give Stephanie Cutter some credit for dispelling the balderdash.

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