Saturday, February 13, 2010

Change I Can Believe In

There is a congressman from Wisconsin I have been following for a while now. I have always thought that he had a great future ahead of him. He is finally starting to make waves in Washington and I really like what I am seeing. Paul Ryan (R) WI is an ideas guy. He completely belies the liberal/Democrat talking point that the Republicans are bereft of ideas, that they are simply the Party of No.

After years of studying the major issues of our time on a broad macro level I've come to the conclusion (its pretty obvious to all who've removed the blinders) that the current course toward socialism and a nanny state government is folly, its unsustainable. Even though current generations of Canadians and Europeans seem to love their nanny states they have no care whatsoever for future generations. Americans do care about the future for their children - we know they can't be children forever and adults do not need nannies. What the Obama/Pelosi/Reids of this world believe in is European social democracy, a culture, a system that has no future. Paul Ryan sees a grand future for America.

If you care to know what I believe in check out this web site - it's pretty close to what I think will work for America.

The fact that Paul Krugman of the New York Times has come out against Paul Ryan's Road Map for America ramps up my enthusiasim even more. Krugman has proven his foolishness and hypocrisy time and time again. Today he claims Washington's deficit situation is nothing to be worried about - that even more government debt is needed to pull us out of recession. That wasn't the case when George W. Bush proposed tax cuts to pull us out of the 2000-2001 recession. The deficits caused by tax cuts would destroy the economy he said. Of course we had 6 years of excellent growth and shrinking deficits until the housing bubble popped (which, to be sure, had nothing to do with tax cuts). Krugman was wrong then - as he usually is - and I predict he is wrong about Paul Ryan's well thought out precriptions for America's economic woes.