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Remembering Representative Ryan’s Legacy

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Brian Riedl writes: I’ve never understood the intense hatred of Paul Ryan. Agree or disagree on policies — he treated people well (even when they didn’t return the favor), avoided demagoguery, good family man, no scandals. Thats what we should want out of elected officials. Since Mr. Riedl has blocked me on twitter (apparently – I’m not a techie person), I’ll comment here. We know that Paul Ryan engaged in inflation and counter-cyclical fiscal policy fear-mongering, foisted a “Path to Prosperity” blueprint for austerity that kept thousands unemployed longer than necessary. So yes, I despise a person for unecessarily causing harm to my fellow human being because they are wilfully blinded by ideology. People in positions of power need to be held to account for their decisions. Here is a

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Brian Riedl writes:

I’ve never understood the intense hatred of Paul Ryan. Agree or disagree on policies — he treated people well (even when they didn’t return the favor), avoided demagoguery, good family man, no scandals. Thats what we should want out of elected officials.

Since Mr. Riedl has blocked me on twitter (apparently – I’m not a techie person), I’ll comment here.

We know that Paul Ryan engaged in inflation and counter-cyclical fiscal policy fear-mongering, foisted a “Path to Prosperity” blueprint for austerity that kept thousands unemployed longer than necessary. So yes, I despise a person for unecessarily causing harm to my fellow human being because they are wilfully blinded by ideology. People in positions of power need to be held to account for their decisions.

Here is a partial recap of Representative Ryan’s Weltanschauung.

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Menzie Chinn
He is Professor of Public Affairs and Economics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison

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