My Plan: Ponies for All!

Ramesh Ponnuru reports that Sam Brownback “unveiled his Social Security plan here at the Club for Growth meeting. The plan is heavy on personal accounts and light on benefit cuts.” Can I do a plan that’s heavy on benefit increases but light on tax hikes? Maybe everyone gets a free personal account they can invest in my perpetual motion machine firm. It’s seriously pathetic what passes for conservative “thinking” about domestic policy these days; the ideas aren’t so much bad ideas as they are obviously nonsensical ones. And yet, nobody seems to notice.