Daniels/Ryan and the Party of Real Reform

For those that missed it, George Will had an intriguing column yesterday morning.

It pondered a Mitch Daniels/Paul Ryan presidential administration, and the substantive reforms they could provide to entitlements:

Funding entitlements — especially medical care and pensions for the elderly — requires reinvigorating the economy. Ryan’s map connects three destinations: economic vitality, diminished public debt, and health and retirement security.


Compare Ryan’s lucid map to the Democrats’ impenetrable labyrinth of health-care legislation. Republicans are frequently criticized as “the party of no.” But because most new ideas are injurious, rejection is an important function in politics. It is, however, insufficient. Fortunately, Ryan, assisted by Republican Reps. Devin Nunes of California and Jeb Hensarling of Texas, has become a think tank, refuting the idea that Republicans lack ideas.

Read the whole thing here.