Thursday, April 28, 2016

Paul Ryan Voices Common Sense

We've been very tough on Ryan.  So we'll be fair; on this topic, he's (mostly) right.

...“I just can’t understate how concerned people are about national security — how concerned people are about the fact that the borders are not being secured. This is about heroin and opioid. This is about ISIS. This is not about a demographic. It’s not about Latinos. It’s not at all about that,” said Ryan during a millennial town hall at Georgetown University. “It is about the rule of law. It is about this country knowing who is coming and who is going and then getting these laws right so they work.”...

...“We don’t know who is coming and going in this country, and in a day of heroin and ISIS and drug cartels it’s a real threat to our national security,” he said. “We’re in the middle of writing all this opioid legislation because of this problem coming from our borders. And if we can fix the root cause of fixing our immigration laws, and I’m a person who believes the undocumented – we have to come up with a solution that doesn’t involve mass deportation, that involves giving people the ability to get right with the law, to come and earn a legal status while we fix the rest of legal immigration.”...quoted at PJMedia

Yah, he voids his own "rule of law" flapjaw with the underlined smoke-and-mirror stuff.  But he gets what Trump (!) has brought to the table:  a nation without borders is NOT a nation.

On another topic, he displayed even more common sense:

...A Georgetown University graduate student asked Ryan what the GOP plans to do about student loan debt....

...“I would be [wary] of empty promises that aren’t paid for, just saying,” Ryan responded.
Ryan pointed to inflation and the rising cost of tuition.

“What we have found is when the government pumps more money in the system then the college winds up cranking up the price and sticking you with the debt,” he said....

We would add that a lot of college graduates are incapable of constructing sentences, linear thought, and using simple math.  So beyond "sticking you with the debt", a lot of colleges are also guilty of fraud.

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