The 'No We Can't' Budget

Jonathan Cohn: “If you can get past the fuzzy math and sheer indifference to the poor, it’s possible to discern a coherent conceit in the Ryan plan: that the burden of maintaining a modern welfare state has become too great to bear. You can see this most clearly in Ryan’s proposals to transform health care, which is both the primary source of our fiscal crisis and the primary vehicle for Ryan’s government downsizing.”