Markets have been frozen in the federal government’s carbonite for some time. One man finally has a simultaneously well-articulated and properly-grounded philosophy geared toward unfreezing them – and that man is not Tim Pawlenty. I don’t expect pro-growth solutions to gain any traction with the current Congress, but let us hope that future elections rid the House and Senate of leftist ideologues. Until then, the legislation coming out of Congress will serve to highlight the sad state of the republic. Republicans need to stop sitting around, relaxing, and waiting on the membership of Congress to change in 2010:
. . . and start taking actual and rhetorical positions on the federal government’s menacing over-spending and over-regulation that are as clearly defined as Mr. Ryan’s, or our President will become more powerful than you can possibly imagine:
Watch for Paul Ryan’s budgetary lightsaber in eight to ten years. And in the wake of the Obama administration’s “crony capitalism,” as Mr. Ryan calls it, watch for the latter’s ‘pro-market, not pro-profits-of-specific-companies’ approach to gain traction as a viable political stance.