Ron Paul Trashes Paul Ryan's Budget Proposal

| by Reason Foundation

By Brian Doherty

Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) sees Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) budget-cutting plan as being merely feckless adjustments within a larger vision of government that is unaffordable. As summed up at the Republican Liberty Caucus's blog, Paul slammed Ryan for not recognizing that:

"We are dealing with a problem in Washington as a budgetary accounting problem and that’s not it. It’s a philosophy problem. What is the philosophy of government? What should the role of government be?”

The Congressman went on to question the role of government in the economy and welfare system. “(Paul) Ryan doesn’t reject (the) notion (of a government-run welfare system). I do.”

Congressman Paul also criticized spending on “maintaining our empire” and “being the policeman of the world.”

The Hill
also reported on Paul's critique of Ryan.

Reason's Nick Gillespie with Veronique de Rugy had their own critique of Ryan's budget.