Overall Rep Paul Ryan’s “Roadmap” plan isn’t bad compared, for instance, to where our road heads now. There are BIG problem with it though. It isn’t constitutional and he doesn’t focus enough on spending cuts. Or at all really. No surprise there. He’s a politician. The thought of not spending other people’s money probably didn’t cross his mind.
The plan website is at http://www.roadmap.republicans.budget.house.gov/
He intends to stops entitlement spending growth by locking in benefits for people over age 55. For the rest of us, the economy better perk up… as we will be relying on private savings plans. He plans to perk up the economy with a lower taxes and a VAT on business. Like those won’t grow.
Overall, something will have to happen. But I’m concerned about two kinds of taxes – over time they will both raise. I’d rather see a change like this only in concert of a balanced budget amendment forcing lower spending. In other words, when hell freezes over.
I don’t like the plan very much because it is still largely unconstitutional and it is VERY vulnerable to progressive meddling by those who want to “help” constituents with other people’s money.
Frankly, we might be better off with our current government crashing and replaced by multi-state countries (Utah, AZ, NM, TX) that are run properly than with this sort of zombie progressive state.
Ryan would have you believe that over time liberty would reign, but he is naive – if the instrument of taking remains in place it will be used. Of this we have ample historic evidence.
A proper plan would remove the power of the government to take unevenly from the people. If everybody feels the pain, the takings will only be for the common good which is the Constitutional intent.