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    Ryan on a Roll

    Ryan on a Roll

    My favorite Congressman, Paul Ryan, is really on the ball this Sunday.

    Today, he was on Fox discussing the end of looming tax hikes.

    He also had an op-ed published in one of his hometown newspapers. The deficit debate is not merely an exercise in arithmetic; it is also a conversation about the role and purpose of government. Do we wish to accept a cradle-to-grave welfare state, in which more Americans depend on the government than on themselves, or do we want to promote an opportunity society that promotes human flourishing, connecting effort with reward?”

    The thing I love about Ryan is the concise, articulate way he conveys his message. I’ve seen him speak before, and I’m always impressed that he can have such a pleasant demeanor amidst his clear understanding of the mess the US government is in…


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    Go to and see the comments from some of the locals. It's shocking what they are willing to say.

    Sadly, the country's educated voters are diminishing and their ranks are being filled by those from in country and out with less education. This is not your fathers democracy where a la Jefferson most voters were thinking educated people who could protect the constitution's values. We are increasingly being voted out by people who want a welfare state. You can explain the negatives of this from now until the end of time and it won't compute. It isn't a matter of a decision. It is a matter of numbers – how many are out there who want a welfare state.

    1. Palin has endorsed the Ryan Roadmap. It's not enough to reinstate my support for her, but it's a positive action on her part.

    2. Deekaman said…Go to and see the comments from some of the locals. It's shocking what they are willing to say.

    Ewwww. What's shocking is that they could be typical urban liberals.

    3. SAMHENRY, I'm not convinced that things are irreversible yet–but you could be right.

    @gs: They are typical for the Milwaukee area. I guarantee it.

    SAMHENRY, I would argue a la Bryan Caplan that there is no impetus to be an "educated voter." ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic." – Benjamin Franklin [on Barack Obama])

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