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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 11:22 AM

48. Ah yes, Ryan the pretender

Anyone keeping up with Krugman knows the history of Ryan's "arithmetic".

Things like this only prove the point. Unfortunately I wonder if only the Krugmans in this world can call a pretense that combines the use of words they don't recognize (even when misused), the claim to "wonkishness" (even when nothing whatsoever in a comment is wonkish), the CBO reports of his wanting them to cook the books and the ridiculous bad arithmetic provided by the Heritage foundation when civil servants insisted on telling the truth.

This guy seems to know nothing about arithmetic; That may be why Clinton used the word with such amusement at the convention.

His favorite one-worder in this vein seems to be "baseline". If it has a baseline, it is above the head of just about everybody (NOT). But, if "baseline" is above Ryan's head we have, QED, Ryan the pretender. And folks, believe me, this is the case.

Ryan's statements show ignorance of so, so, so much. Perhaps the worst ignorances are inflation, projection error, interest, compounding, pay-go. May I just stop there? I realized that there are many things that Ryan doesn't seem to understand but the worse of these is the nature of thievery. It would seem that stealing from the American people is OK in his book because that is what "low taxes for the rich" and "waaaaaah, entitlements" is all about.

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