Taking On Paul Ryan's Critics

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on March 15, 2010

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Andrew Biggs critiques the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities’s own critique of the Ryan fiscal roadmap. Key passage:

What’s a little disappointing is that the Congressional Budget Office report on Ryan’s plan has been available since late January, so there’s no need to rely on outdated Social Security Administration analyses of older versions of Ryan’s proposals.

Well, yes there is, if one wants to attack Paul Ryan for partisan purposes. But that’s about the only excuse.

  • Truthfairy1

    Ah yes, but CBPP's critique was not “its own”, it combined a tax revenue/losses analysis by the non-partisan TAX POLICY CENTER, favored by GWBush, and the CHIEF ACTUARY OF THE SOCIAL ADMINISTRATION SYSTEM, because as CBO's Doug Elmendorf's caveat pointed out in his letter to Ryan….the CBO analysis was based on tax revenue assumptions of Ryan's own staff and NOT any formal analysis by a tax policy expert!!

    Once the actual tax revenues & losses generated by Ryan Plan's massive tax cuts for the wealth and other policies were scrutinized in detail and estimated, the outcomes changed drastically and instead of balancing the budget, Rep Ryan's plan increased federal deficits annually for decades to come, growing the national debt to 90% of GDP.

    CBPP answers Ryan's critiques of their joint report in an excellent point-by-point response, incorporating the analysis and numbers of the two entities named above:
    http://www.cbpp.org/

    Ryan “engineered” and falsely promoted the CBO's initial incomplete review as sure proof of his plan's fiscal responsibility – quite the opposite.

  • Truthfairy1

    Ah yes, but CBPP's critique was not “its own”, it combined a tax revenue/losses analysis by the non-partisan TAX POLICY CENTER, favored by GWBush, and the CHIEF ACTUARY OF THE SOCIAL ADMINISTRATION SYSTEM, because as CBO's Doug Elmendorf's caveat pointed out in his letter to Ryan….the CBO analysis was based on tax revenue assumptions of Ryan's own staff and NOT any formal analysis by a tax policy expert!!

    Once the actual tax revenues & losses generated by Ryan Plan's massive tax cuts for the wealth and other policies were scrutinized in detail and estimated, the outcomes changed drastically and instead of balancing the budget, Rep Ryan's plan increased federal deficits annually for decades to come, growing the national debt to 90% of GDP.

    CBPP answers Ryan's critiques of their joint report in an excellent point-by-point response, incorporating the analysis and numbers of the two entities named above:
    http://www.cbpp.org/

    Ryan “engineered” and falsely promoted the CBO's initial incomplete review as sure proof of his plan's fiscal responsibility – quite the opposite.

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