"The underlying problem with Paul Ryan is that he does not have the credentials or qualifications to put forth budget proposals for the US.
Aside from numerous part-time and temporary jobs, his greatest achievement in life has been as a marketing consultant for his own family’s business.
(Per Wikipedia) “Ryan briefly worked during college for the Oscar Mayer meat and cold cut production company as a Wienermobile driver. In his early years as a D.C. staffer, Ryan moonlighted on Capitol Hill as a waiter at the Tortilla Coast restaurant and as a fitness trainer at Washington Sport and Health Club, among various other side jobs. Out of fear that Ryan “…was destined to become a ski bum”, Betty Ryan reportedly nudged her son to accept another congressional position as a staff economist attached to the office of U.S. Senator Bob Kasten.”
He did, however, find a “home” in marketing his own political career, which clearly is all he is interested in, and at the expense of others.
This article on the effects of what he has already done to his own home town should be a cautionary message that we don’t want his “Roadmap for America’s Future”.
The truth is that the American people are being sold a “bill of goods” by this “Flimflam Man” and “charlatan”, as economist Paul Krugman has called him (NY Times, August 5, 2010), mainly because of his rehash of prior economic plans that have failed in the past.
Per Mr. Krugman in the same article, Ryan is “often described with phrases like “intellectually audacious". But it’s the audacity of dopes. Mr. Ryan isn’t offering fresh food for thought; he’s serving up leftovers from the 1990s, drenched in flimflam sauce.”
The question we need to ask ourselves is whether Ryan is running a massive scam on the American people with his “budget” proposals simply to further his political career at our expense or not.
It would certainly seem so from this article on the collateral damage he has inflicted in his own hometown."
His job in college: Wienermobile driver
I guess his brand of economics, Wienernomics