By enabling GOP delusions, the would-be tax reformer just made his job harder
Even after slashing spending, Ryan still relies on special scoring to balance the budget.
They can't help but overpromise—but it eventually catches up to them in unexpected ways.
The specific numbers may not matter, but the ideas do.
In a normal political climate, this is where real, bipartisan negotiation would begin.
It does everything they want, so why are so few Republicans supporting it?
Who would benefit under this simplified tax code?
The conservative movement is geared around endlessly pushing Republican politicians to take more right-wing positions, and to interpret any failure as the result of ideological or political faint-heartedness.
Republicans appear to be nervously backing away from their plan to transform Medicare into partially-funded private insurance vouchers: After House Republican leaders pushed through a budget that contained a politically charged plan to overhaul Medicare, the chairman of the House tax-writing committee suggested Thursday that he did not intend to draft legislation turning the proposal into law any time soon. The comments by Representative Dave Camp, the Michigan Republican who is chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, coupled with remarks by other top Republicans, suggested that the party’s