David Stockman is to budgetary sleight-of-hand designed to harm the poor for the benefit of the rich what J.S. Bach is to the fugue: no one ever has, or ever will, do it better. So Stockman’s analysis of “Paul Ryan’s Fairy-Tale Budget Plan” is worth pondering:
Mr. Ryan’s plan is devoid of credible math or hard policy choices. And it couldn’t pass even if Republicans were to take the presidency and both houses of Congress.