*It’s Delightful, It’s Delicious, It’s Default, by Stephen Green.
“The most serious budget-cutter we have, Congressman Paul Ryan, is not nearly serious enough about the disaster we face. Or if he is serious, he doesn’t have enough of his party backing him up. And even if he had that, Ryan still would face a public too uninformed to understand or tolerate what must be done.”
Read the whole thing, and weep.
RELATED: The Deficit is Worse Than You Think, by Lawrence Lindsey.
“Only serious long-term spending reduction in the entitlement area can begin to address the nation’s deficit and debt problems. It should no longer be credible for our elected officials to hide the need for entitlement reforms behind rosy economic and budgetary assumptions. And while we should all hope for a deal that cuts spending and raises the debt ceiling to avoid a possible default, bondholders should be under no illusions.”
RELATED II: Our kids are screwed
*Jonah Goldberg has a devastating new column up about the TSA. BONUS: Chock full of Dune references.