I would remind the reader that Alan Greenspan, Federal Reserve chairman — was an economist and a disciple of Ayn Rand. "The super-low interest rates Greenspan brought in the early 2000s and his long-standing disdain for regulation are now held up as leading causes of the mortgage crisis. The maestro admitted in an October congressional hearing that he had "made a mistake in presuming" that financial firms could regulate themselves." -time.com-
Need I say more? If elected, Ryan will be a heartbeat from the Presidency. I might add that Rand was also an atheist. I heard yesterday that Ryan has distanced himself from Rand's atheism, however his proposed budget is evidence that he still clings to Rand's economic philosophy of "selfishness".
90 faculty members and priests at Georgetown, the Jesuit University in Washington, criticized Paul Ryan:
"Your budget appears to reflect the values of your favorite philosopher, Ayn Rand, rather than the gospel of Jesus Christ."
"We would be remiss in our duties to you and our students if we did not challenge your continuing misuse of Catholic teaching to defend a budget plan that decimates food programs for struggling families, radically weakens protections for the elderly and sick and gives more tax breaks to the wealthiest few."
If the Democratic Party and the news media do not highlight the philosophy driving the agenda of the Republican and Tea Parties then they have done a disservice to the American voters. -jkt-