• • • Paul Ryan’s Budget, Ayn Rand’s Dream
Les Leopold, Huffington Post Alan Greenspan |Altruism |Atlas Shrugged |Capitalism |Egoism |Individual Rights |Individualism |Paul Ryan | The inspiration for Paul Ryan's budget comes directly from Ayn Rand. In fact, far too much of the current budget debate is shaped by her philosophy that so viciously divides the world into "creators" against the "moochers" -- the "makers" against the "takers." How else it is possible to propose a budget that so favors the wealthy and so cruelly punishes the less fortunate? How else to explain why both parties are engaged in a foolish deficit reduction dance that will undermine social programs and exacerbate the real problem -- the lack of decent, sustainable employment?