Paul Ryan's Class Warfare
huffingtonpost.com — "Class warfare may make for really good politics, but it makes for rotten economics." That's what House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) told Fox News Sunday last September. I would argue it makes for both rotten politics and rotten economics. And there is no greater example of that than Chairman Ryan's own budget. That's right...the Ryan budget...the one that ends Medicare but continues tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires...is back. It's like a bad horror movie. So what is different this time around? The answer is not much. It still does nothing to create jobs. It still eviscerates the social safety net. It still fails to invest in education, infrastructure, and clean energy. But this time around Ryan and his allies plan to talk about it differently. Or as Politico put it, "use the right poll-tested words."