Runner up for Time magazine's Person of the Year:
Paul Ryan. Here's what Time has to say
about the guy:
Through a combination of hard work, good timing and possibly suicidal guts, the Wisconsin Republican managed to harness his party to a dramatic plan for dealing with America's rapidly rising public debt.
Then there's this:
The supply-sider from Janesville, Wis., tapped into a deep well of anxiety over trillion-dollar deficits at home and the threat of debt-fueled calamity in Europe.
Two points. First, there was no anxiety over European debt
when Ryan came out with his plan in early 2011.
Second point is that this line:
The supply-sider from Janesville ...
The economic crank from Janesville ...
because supply-side is simply wrong. It doesn't do what it claims to accomplish.
FYI, it was David Von Drehle who wrote that crappy article