|Bain Capital and my tax returns? Let’s distract voters with Paul’s crazy ideas instead!|
The real radical elements of Ryan’s plan lie elsewhere. There’s his huge tax cuts for the rich combined with hide-the-ball mumbo jumbo to obscure its costs, his enormous and wildly disproportionate cuts in programs for the poor, his callous proposal to uninsure everybody who got insurance from Obamacare and then many millions more, and then his crazy budgeting that would slowly phase out the entire non-defense, non-entitlement functions of the federal government. These ideas are all individually dangerous, and collectively extreme almost beyond description. By the current standards of Ryan-esque radicalism, the Medicare component is positively quaint.
I’m not sure terrible is a strong enough way to put it.