Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Echoes of Paul Ryan

Carney finds that Ryan's maxim is right.

Over the past twelve months, commentators have struggled to explain what’s happening to populace — what explains their anger, where their allegiances lie, and who could take advantage of it, with what ideas.

He goes on to quote a Douthat column:

In case after case, Washington’s web of subsidies and tax breaks effectively takes money from the middle class and hands it out to speculators and have-mores. We subsidize drug companies, oil companies, agribusinesses disguised as “family farms” and “clean energy” firms that aren’t energy-efficient at all. We give tax breaks to immensely profitable corporations that don’t need the money and boondoggles that wouldn’t exist without government favoritism.

Paul Ryan has often stated that being "pro-free market" is NOT the same as being "pro-Big Business." Ryan's right, as Carney and Douthat (and Palin) instinctively understand.

HT: The Examiner

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