mocktwinkie saidPaul Ryan has never pretended that the cuts will be easy or happen without some sort of inconvenience. That is the price for making things solvent.
Yes, but from whom does he want to extract the sacrifices?
We all know, even if you don't.
Too much money has been spent to artificially appease the masses, money that should never have been lavishly spent in the first place -- all done for political gain. For someone to stand up and spearhead a move to go back to the way things SHOULD have been (in terms of sustainability) is remarkable, but it obviously won't come without a feeling of "loss" from some of the recipients who should have never been receiving benefits to unsustainable levels in the first place. The "child", so to speak, is going from one parent who spoils them to another one which encourages them to do more for themselves while helping them with necessities. It's not entirely easy at first but it has a valuable end.
Ryan's plan is a combination of eliminating loopholes for big business while lowering the overall tax codes to help everyone and to encourage economic growth.
Having established that the reason we have an enormous debt is more-so because of the fact that we SPEND too much rather than TAX enough, it is impossible to avoid cuts in the areas most responsible.
We already know that if we raised taxes 100% on the super rich that it would only make a tiny dent in both the deficits and the debt, so no matter how much you complain and try to provoke class warfare and fear-mongering, these are necessary measures no matter which way it is diced.