Apparently, the reason Paul Ryan has never released any details on how his bold and serious plan to gut medicare and shower tax cuts on the rich would also cut the deficit is because the math would take to long to explain:
WALLACE: So how much would it cost?
RYAN: It’s revenue neutral…
WALLACE: No no, I’m just talking about cuts. We’ll get to the deductions, but the cut in tax rates.
RYAN: The cut in tax rates is lowering all Americans’ tax rates by 20 percent.
WALLACE: Right, how much does that cost?
RYAN: It’s revenue neutral.[…]
WALLACE: But I have to point out, you haven’t given me the math.
Ryan: No, but you…well, I don’t have the time. It would take me too long to go through all of the math. But let me say it this way: you can lower tax rates by 20 percent across the board by closing loopholes and still have preferences for the middle class. For things like charitable deductions, for home purchases, for health care. So what we’re saying is, people are going to get lower tax rates.
Just how long is it going to take to explain the math? Some of us have been waiting over a year since it was released.
And again, shame on anyone out there who ever looked at the Ryan plan and called it bold or serious. It was obviously a ridiculous fraud from the moment it was released, and only really dim bulbs would say anything to the contrary.