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On Prosperity, Unicorns, and the Backs of the Poor

Abby Zimet

House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan’s budget plan "violates basic principles of fairness" by getting two-thirds of its cuts from poor people, says the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. It also gives massive tax cuts to the rich, barely touches defense, and relies on bogus numbers and historically disproved theories, or what Paul Krugman calls "unicorn sightings." Yup, pretty "courageous." If the Democrats have any backbone left, this would be the time to find it.

"If the United States continues on its current trajectory, Ryan warned, 'The only solutions will be truly painful for us all.' Ryan has an alternative. He would instead inflict pain solely on children, the poor, the elderly and the disabled."

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