Paul Ryan's Plan: Ludicrous and Cruel

Paul Krugman: “In short, this plan isn’t remotely serious; on the contrary, it’s ludicrous.  And it’s also cruel. In the past, Mr. Ryan has talked a good game about taking care of those in need.  But as the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities points out, of the $4 trillion in spending cuts he proposes over the next decade, two-thirds involve cutting programs that mainly serve low-income Americans. And by repealing last year’s health reform, without any replacement, the plan would also deprive an estimated 34 million nonelderly Americans of health insurance.”