STILL MORE SENSE FROM REP. RYAN
It seems to us the surest way to stifle the possibility
of actually making government better is to fail to
acknowledge legitimate efforts to do just that. We
believe Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan's recent efforts
are legitimate and we simply can't pass up an opportunity
to support them.
It now appears that Ryan's recent proposals to
address poverty in American were a prelude to more
sweeping challenges he outlines in his new book, The
Way Forward. While the former reflected Ryan's experiences
in visiting poor areas in US cities, the latter is
an often blunt criticism of his own party, and not
just the Tea Party wing, for allowing ideology to
interfere with responsible governing.
We think the attacks liberals have leveled at Ryan
for both of these efforts are regrettable. In fact
we're eager to hear from Democratic Congressman Mark
Pocan who has been refreshingly willing to reach out
to members of the other party who are willing to work
with him. We think Cong. Ryan is doing just that.
The surest way to find out is to take him at his word.