Paul Ryan’s Budget is So Delusional that Even Fox News is Calling BS

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Sunday, March 10th, 2013, 1:30 pm


Paul Ryan’s budget is so out of touch with reality that even Fox News had to call out his repeal Obamacare BS.


Transcript via Fox News Sunday:

RYAN: These are increases that have not come yet. So, by repealing Obamacare, and the Medicaid expansions which haven’t occurred yet, we are basically preventing an explosion of a program that is already failing.

So, we’re saying don’t grow this program through Obamacare because it doesn’t work. Prevent that growth from going because it’s not going to work, it’s going to hurt people who are trying to help, it’s going to hurt hospitals and states and, give the states the tools that they are asking for.

Indiana is a perfect example. They have a fantastic Medicaid program that Mitch Daniels created in Indiana that is popular, that’s successful, that’s working well, but Obamacare prevents it from going forward. We want to give states like Indiana, states like Wisconsin, the tools they need to make these benefits work for their populations and we don’t want to push more people into a failing program. And by not pushing people into this failing program, we do save these kinds of dollars.

WALLACE: I’m going to pick up on this because I must say I didn’t understand it. Are you saying that as part of your budget, you would repeal, you assume the repeal of Obamacare?

RYAN: Yes.

WALLACE: Well, that’s not going to happen.

RYAN: Well, we believe it should. That’s the point. That’s what’s — but this is what budgeting is all about, Chris. It’s about making tough choices to fix our country’s problems.

Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget is so out of whack with reality that even Fox News has step back and say, ‘Whoa, wait a minute, there buddy. What are you smoking in order to make these numbers work?’

Ryan has always been reluctant to discuss the assumptions built into his budget plans. When Chris Wallace pointed out that the repeal of Obamacare is not going to happen, Ryan’s answer was that it should. Rep. Ryan has finally outed his budget as nothing more than ideological wish list. There is no reality in his budget. The Ryan Budget is the byproduct of a grown man trapped in a teenage boy’s Randian fantasy.

It turns out that the Republican numbers guy is basing his budget on things that ought to happen instead of what is really happening. Despite all the hoopla Ryan generates for himself in the mainstream media, his budgets have become a yearly self inflicted wound on the Republican Party.

Paul Krugman has been calling Paul Ryan a budget fraud for years. Today, Ryan admitted that his budget is based on politics not reality.

Fox News will still champion Ryan and his budget, but even they can occasionally see the reality that this won’t work.

Paul Ryan’s budget is Ayn Rand fan fiction, but as long as the mainstream media keeps treating him like he knows something we’ll be annually subjected to his non-reality based budgets.

Somebody stop Paul Ryan before he injures math again.

Paul Ryan’s Budget is So Delusional that Even Fox News is Calling BS was written by Jason Easley for PoliticusUSA.
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