Paul Ryan, the Boy Who Cried "Tax Reform"
Just in time for holiday party season, there's a new drinking game certain to make things more jolly. It works like this: Every time Speaker of the House Paul Ryan says "tax reform," "close loopholes," "simplify the tax code," "lower rates," or "broaden the base," Americans have to drink. After all, for more than six years Ryan has been peddling the same toxic swill mixing massive tax cuts for the rich while adding trillions in new red ink to the national debt. And for more than six years, the Republicans' supposed ideas guy has been too chicken to name a single loophole he'd close in hopes of plugging the gigantic budget hole his magic tax reform scheme would necessarily create. Leaving that difficult job to others (like Dave Camp, former Ways and Means Chairman and Michigan Republican), Ryan just threw them to the wolves.
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