With Paul Ryan now the official VP nominee, I thought it would be useful to link to some of his plans and some reviews of them. Many people will misrepresent Ryan’s plans, including Ryan himself. Most people never read them, and to be honest, it has been a while since I read them. For those interested, I hope these are useful links.
Ryan’s Path To Prosperity aka the House 2013 Budget.
Roadmap For America’s Future (Ryan’s long range budget plan) Of note, since a frequent refrain heard on this particular blog is that everyone should pay federal tax……
Generous Standard Deductions and Personal Exemptions. The standard deduction is $25,000 for joint tax filers, $12,500 for single filers. The personal exemption is $3,500. The combination is equivalent to a $39,000 exemption for a family of four.
This means that a family of four making less than $39,000 will pay no federal income tax.
CBO analysis of Ryan budget. I believe this is the most recent one. It is from March 2012, but if someone has a more recent analysis, please note it.
Ryan’s Patient’s Choice Act (PCA) aka health care reform.
Ryan’s own summary of the PCA. I have linked to the (I hope) longer summary. Those easily bored can find the short summary at the site.
HSI scoring of the PCA via Reihan Salam from National Review. (In short, it costs about $1 trillion over 10 years, about the same as the ACA. It mostly cuts Medicaid spending. To the best of knowledge, this has never been submitted to CBO for scoring, so HSI is the best I can offer.)
CBO scoring of Medicare reform, and the latest Path To Prosperity. Of note, this is also the analysis which shows the Ryan budget reducing all discretionary spending “from 12½ percent of GDP in 2011 to 5¾ percent in 2030 and 3¾ percent in 2050.” Romney has pledged to keep defense spending at 4% of GDP.
I believe these are the major pieces of legislation for which Ryan is most notable. If other have more to add, feel free to add links.