Just because Paul Ryan proposes it doesn't make it wrong

August 15, 2012

The editorial in Sunday's Sunpaper entitled "The wrong vision" (Aug. 12) seems to be a print version of the PAC-inspired attack ads that evidently have impressed your editors enough to take the syncopated view that any idea that isn't from the current administration is not worthy of consideration.

May I suggest that The Sun deputize your crack financial reporters to do the analysis of the key fiscal issues facing the country, and please, don't rely merely on the hand picked and biased D.C. operatives that are flooding the media with their one sided views.

It does not take a genius to know that something has to change in the way the government is handling entitlements and taxation. In his role as House budget chairman, Rep. Paul Ryan has a considered and carefully analyzed view, which may be worth considering. To throw out the work of his committee seems foolhardy. With our government spending us into record deficits, and with the current crop of federal legislators unable to change anything for the better, we need new thinking. We must listen to all ideas that will save our country from a Euro-style collapse.

Can The Sun take a careful and considered first step in helping the citizenry see and understand our options? It is not useful to ignore any idea, no matter where it comes from.

Sam Davis, Towson

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