Political Soundtracks
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An Out-Of-Work Music Critic Reviews Two Government Releases

Paul Ryan: The Path to Prosperity House of Representatives; 2011

This may be a debut proposal, but Paul Ryan sounds as if he's been talking for years. Kicking off with head-spinning timetable changes and sky-shattering reconstructions to Healthcare, The Path is positively vicious. From massive entitlement crunch to barreling tax cut lows, this plan rips like a Martian gas-guzzler determined to alter civilized society for generations to come. Ryan spits a fantastic fallacy-laden flow with bold gestures and strong hand signals throughout—it seems he means bidness. His earnestness combined with the impressive production values that back the work, make for an inescapable impact, like a child’s awe at the ravaged [...]