03/05/2014 10:14 am ET Updated Mar 05, 2014

Paul Ryan Tries to Enlist Social Science to Back Up His Poverty Plan, Disaster Ensues


Paul Ryan’s budget proposals are not mere compilations of proposals, but grand vision statements. The classic versions relied on sweeping ideological pronouncements (i.e., “it is built on the enduring truths from which America’s Founders established this great and exceptional Nation.”) that would be perfectly at home in a Glenn Beck monologue.

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