Tuesday, October 2, 2012


If Romney and Ryan are elected, the VP candidate explained over the weekend, they would cut all income tax rates by 20 percent. Wow! They would do that by closing tax loopholes. Great! Which loopholes were they planning to cut?

“It would take me too long to go through all of the math,” Ryan explained. Anyway, 47 percent of the public wouldn’t understand it, so there was no point in trying to explain it to those people. You just have to take Ryan’s word for it. You can trust him, can’t you? He has an honest face. Perhaps you would like to buy a few shares of the Brooklyn Bridge from him.

Mr. Ryan is simultaneously running for the Vice Presidency and for Congressman from Wisconsin. If by chance he is not elected to either office, he can always get a job selling used cars. I would explain how that works, but it would be too complicated to go through it all.