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April 6th
9:55 AM
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Budget Stances Harden as Deadline Nears for Shutdown
As Shutdown Looms, Agencies Brace for Its Impact

Say what you will about what this whole mess means for the American people, but the shutdown crisis has one obvious winner: Paul Ryan. But is he winning at the cost of the American people?

We believe Paul Krugman already said it best back in August in his excellent Flimflam Man piece.

 
Mr. Ryan has become the Republican Party’s poster child for new ideas thanks to his “Roadmap for America’s Future,” a plan for a major overhaul of federal spending and taxes. News media coverage has been overwhelmingly favorable; on Monday, The Washington Post put a glowing profile of Mr. Ryan on its front page, portraying him as the G.O.P.’s fiscal conscience. He’s often described with phrases like “intellectually audacious.”
But it’s the audacity of dopes. Mr. Ryan isn’t offering fresh food for thought; he’s serving up leftovers from the 1990s, drenched in flimflam sauce. >read more<

shortformblog:

frontpages:

  1. Budget Stances Harden as Deadline Nears for Shutdown
  2. As Shutdown Looms, Agencies Brace for Its Impact

Say what you will about what this whole mess means for the American people, but the shutdown crisis has one obvious winner: Paul Ryan. But is he winning at the cost of the American people?

We believe Paul Krugman already said it best back in August in his excellent Flimflam Man piece.

Mr. Ryan has become the Republican Party’s poster child for new ideas thanks to his “Roadmap for America’s Future,” a plan for a major overhaul of federal spending and taxes. News media coverage has been overwhelmingly favorable; on Monday, The Washington Post put a glowing profile of Mr. Ryan on its front page, portraying him as the G.O.P.’s fiscal conscience. He’s often described with phrases like “intellectually audacious.”

But it’s the audacity of dopes. Mr. Ryan isn’t offering fresh food for thought; he’s serving up leftovers from the 1990s, drenched in flimflam sauce.
>read more<

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