Filed by F. Russell Grumman
ITITY Financial Correspondent
Stating that neither the Republican nor Democrat budget cutting plans went far enough, earlier today Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) released his own national budget plan for fiscal 2012, wherein 100% of the Federal budget would be cut.
Rep. Ryan castigated the GOP for not ending all oil and food subsidies, and for funding the Department of Defense and the IRS. He further stated that Democrats have shown themselves to be “unrepentantly profligate with the People’s money by first collecting it as taxes and then spending it on such socialistic giveaways as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Obamacare, student aid, food and drug safety, the DEA and NPR.”
When asked by a reporter if he understood that such a cut would mean a permanent shutdown of the entire Federal Government, including Congress, a stop to all Social Security payments, and would essentially abandon U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, while causing a default on all Federal debt, Rep. Ryan responded candidly: “Your point being what?”
After an uncomfortable silence Ryan went on to add, “The problem with government, is government. With all due respect to our Founding Fathers, the government that governs best governs not at all. The only way to avoid the slippery slope to Socialism is to starve the government to death. Tax nothing. Regulate nothing. And preserve order by allowing every citizen to use their God-given right to bear arms to determine for themselves how to administer immediate justice to make sure no one interferes with their right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”