“Moment of Truth” by David Brooks (TIMES, 4/5/11)

“Ryan has his budget. Where’s yours?” challenges conservative columnist David Brooks.

The expectation of Republican Congressman Paul Ryan that $4 trillion can be cut from the federal budget “over the next decade” is completely unrealistic. 

Rather ethan cutting the budget, the government needs to invest money to bring down the unemployment level, tax the very wealthy for the revenue it needs and wind down the expensive U.S. military entanglements abroad.

Such measures would go along way in halting the economic downturn that the vaunted pr


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