Facts may have a liberal bias, but euphemisms advance the conservative cause.
Wish I knew how political reporters and their editors persuaded themselves that calling things Republicans want to do what they are is showing liberal bias but they’ve been doing it long enough now that it’s ingrained.
For all I know, it’s even made its way into the AP style book.
He wants to lower taxes on the rich and corporations to even closer than zero, cut government spending that aids the poor and unfortunate to practically nothing, even less than nothing, and end Medicare and Social Security.
These are the “big ideas” and “bold vision” embedded in all his budgets, all of which have been designed not to further any “lofty goals”. There’s nothing lofty about the goal to take away people’s retirements and health care. His budgets have been designed to make rich people richer while pretending to balance the budget and end deficit spending, a pretense that only works if all those low, mean-spirited, and money-grubbing on behalf of those who’ve already grubbed gobs of money cuts are made…oh, and, an economic miracle happens somewhere along the way. Big ideas and bold visions depend on wishes being horses.
In short, Ryan has no big ideas or bold vision. He’s just another Right Wing corporatist hack politician doing the job he’s paid to do.
But David M. Herszenhorn and Emmarie Huetteman can’t write any of that in their article for the New York Times, As Speaker, Paul Ryan May Need to Pare Lofty Goals.