Best is a habit. Indeed, Aristotle is credited with pointing out that excellence is not an act, but a habit! Now, I have spoken with many people who say they do their best, they try their hardest -- and I believe them. But trying is not doing.
The American people don't serve Paul Ryan. They're not "The Help." He's "The Help." And right now, by demanding austerity that Americans already rejected, Paul Ryan is back-talking the boss. It's insolent, insubordinate and disrespectful.
Where things tend to get somewhat murky is the line: "Restoring America's Promise" since that implies the promise of America has somehow been lost and in some obscure way needs to be "recovered" or "restored." Why else would he write what he wrote?
For the first time, the majority of Americans believe that their children won't be better off than they are. If current trends continue, they're absolutely right. So as the lights are dimming on the American Dream, what are America's political leaders doing?
Paul Ryan's core beliefs aren't everyone's core beliefs. Many Americans don't believe that the only measure of effective government is "How much spending can you cut?" or "How many programs can you cripple?"
The Republican plan is heartless rationing. It won't be Medicare anymore. You can call it Medicareless, because it would no longer be the guaranteed health care program that has served our nation so well since 1965.