Ryan is going to be very attractive to the broad libertarian voter.He has obviously talked more than anybody else in Washington about getting control of the budget and spending.
He is well-educated in the free market libertarian point of view.But, according to BuzzFeed, Boaz did have some "quibbles" with Ryan's budget plan:
"It doesn’t take a serious enough look at the military budget and it doesn’t propose getting the federal government out of many of the areas that libertarians would like to get it out of," Boaz said. "But it is a serious attempt to deal with a federal budget that has doubled in 10 years."
Puhleez, under Ryan's plan the military budget expands. That would be a problem for libertarians. Then there is the problem Ron Paul has pointed out, Ryan's cuts come over a time period that all politicians love, 30 years.
Finally, there is the absolutely horrid Ryan voting record where he voted for ALL the bailouts, voted in favor of prescription drug benefits for Medicare recipients, Section 8 Housing vouchers, extending unemployment benefits, No Child Left Behind Act, making the PATRIOT Act permanent, allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant, authorizing military force in Iraq, emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan,.
Ryan also supports the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, federal bailouts, increased federal involvement in education, unconstitutional and undeclared wars, Medicare Part D (a multi trillion dollar unfunded liability), stimulus spending, and foreign aid.
He voted to extend the PATRIOT Act, for CISPA, for DOMA, for the NDAA (three times), to expand the Department of Homeland Security, to extend troop commitments in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya and to give the President the power to appoint department heads without Senatorial approval.
Oh yes, quite the libertarian. The kind only a Catoite would love.