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Romney and Ryan's Economic Plan: Don't Do Anything That Would Help the Economy!

Their only substantive policy proposals require spending cuts on a level that would surely boost unemployment by cutting government jobs and subtracting government demand from the economy.

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It’s kind of crazy, when you think about it. This week, the  only branch of the U.S. government that is capable and willing to engage in a concrete effort to deal with the stagnant U.S. economy is the Federal Reserve. But even that is too much for the Republicans who want to run the country.

 

Andrew Leonard is a staff writer at Salon. Follow him on Twitter: @koxinga21