Paul Ryan, Liar Ctd

Andrew Sullivan —  May 4 2012 @ 9:33pm

Yeah, he's totally not lying about "rejecting" Ayn Rand's moral views:

Steve Benen also digs up this gem of a quote:

[Y]ou can't find another thinker or writer who did a better job of describing and laying out the moral case for capitalism than Ayn Rand.

You simply cannot believe that and also claim you are in conformity with basic Catholic notions of social justice. Period. And it is to the Bishops' credit that they called him out on it. I bash them for focusing on sex all the time, so it behooves me when they take on the notion that in a period of historic economic inequality, the rich should have their taxes cut still further and the poor should bear the entire burden of debt reduction alone. Money quote:

"A just spending bill cannot rely on disproportionate cuts in essential services to poor and vulnerable persons."