A set of assertions

Posted in Around The Nation at 2:57 pm by wcnews

Paul Krugman on the Ryan/Rand economic scheme.

Is this a plan?

Ryan basically proposes three big things: slashing Medicaid, cutting taxes on corporations and high-income people, and replacing Medicare with a drastically less well funded voucher system. These concrete proposals would, taken together, actually increase the deficit for the first decade and beyond.

All the claims of major deficit reduction therefore rest on the magic asterisks. In that sense, this isn’t even a plan, it’s just a set of assertions.

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