Paul Ryan: Policy Wank

https://twitter.com/byamberphillips/status/839881414590009345 OH. MY. GAWD. He's so wonky and neat! And so smart! Other politicians don't get into the policy and really understand it the way Paul--I'm allowed to call him Paul, he told me one night while I was staring into his eyes on TV--does. What brilliant thing did he say today? https://twitter.com/davidmackau/status/839890397019127808 Well, he's … Continue reading Paul Ryan: Policy Wank

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Paternalism for thee, poor person, but not for me or any of my pals

In his defense of Paul Ryan's compassionate plan to help the poor by treating them like ex-cons, Reihan Salam lifts the veil around the whole "libertarian, unless" side of movement er, reform, I mean reform, conservatism: If all of this caseworker talk sounds paternalistic to you, you’re on to something. Conservatives hate nanny-statism, and are … Continue reading Paternalism for thee, poor person, but not for me or any of my pals

Paul Ryan wants to fight poverty by putting poor people on probation, for being poor

Apparently the country was due for another round of Paul Ryan's "Message: I Care" tour ...because yesterday he released his brand new idea for saving the poor: The Opportunity Grant®. The plan is to merge a whole lot of individual programs for the poor into one program that gives block grants to the states and … Continue reading Paul Ryan wants to fight poverty by putting poor people on probation, for being poor