Ezra Klein parses Rep. Paul Ryan's budget proposal:
I wouldn't balance the budget in anything like the way Ryan proposes. His solution works by making care less affordable for seniors. I'd prefer to aggressively reform the system itself so the care becomes cheaper, even if that causes significant pain to providers. I also wouldn't waste money by moving to a private system when the public system is cheaper. But his proposal is among the few I've seen that's willing to propose solutions in proportion to the problem. What Ryan is doing is dangerous because it answers the question of how you solve the problem. Whether or not you like his answer, you have to give him credit for stepping up to the chalkboard.