Proof from the CBPP, which analyzed Ryan’s “Roadmap” economic plan:
The Roadmap would give the most affluent households a new round of very large, costly tax cuts by reducing income tax rates on high-income households; eliminating income taxes on capital gains, dividends, and interest; and abolishing the corporate income tax, the estate tax, and the alternative minimum tax. At the same time, the Ryan plan would raise taxes for most middle-income families, privatize a substantial portion of Social Security, eliminate the tax exclusion for employer-sponsored health insurance, end traditional Medicare and most of Medicaid, and terminate the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
Between this laundry list of far-right awfulness and his Glenn Beck-prompted description of progressivism as a “cancer,” I’ll assume the cable news people will stop referring to Ryan as one of the reasonable, sane Republicans. Then again, Matthews thinks Boehner and McConnell are centrists, so fuck it. Never mind.