Ezra Klein breaks down what Paul Ryan is really about:
But the real north star of Ryan’s policy record isn’t deficits or spending, though he often uses those concerns in service of his agenda. It’s radically reforming the way the federal government provides public services, usually by privatizing or devolving those public services away from the federal government.
Spending less, spending later or paying to private enterprise has an additional cost. When it comes to medicare, medicaid, education, infrastructure and defense spending: We can either invest and raise revenue now, or repair later and have to raise more revenue to pay for that repair.