June 23, 2016

SAVING SPEAKER RYAN:

The imperfect genius of Paul Ryan's entitlement overhaul (Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, June 23, 2016, The Week)

Poor Paul Ryan. He has basically spent his entire adult life working for one goal, which is to reshape the American welfare state along conservative lines. For awhile, it looked like the goal was closer than ever -- Republicans had both houses of Congress and most state houses, all it needed was the White House, and the Democrats were running their most unpopular candidate in a generation. And he, after unexpectedly landing in the House speaker's office, was going to be at the heart of it all.

And then Trump happened. That big, bloated, orange meteor that crashed right into the GOP and threatens to suffocate all non-aquatic life.

Well, Ryan is still sticking to his plan. He's going to spend 2016 putting together an agenda regardless of what the GOP nominee does, so that Ryan's priorities will be on the agenda.

Replace Trump with a Third Way governor, like Jeb, and you get a referendum on tax and entitlement reform, with the GOP on the side that consistently carries Anglosphere elections.

Posted by at June 23, 2016 4:24 PM

  

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