While this may serve an obvious political end, it certainly does no favors to the poor to rule honest discussion of their plight to be out off limits. In fact, it validates Ryan’s argument that those who want to reform welfare are actually more compassionate than the average ‘progressive,’ whose compassion begins and ends with voting for a politician who promises to throw other people’s money at the problem. As Ryan puts it, ‘if you’re driving from the suburbs to the sports arena downtown by these blighted neighborhoods, you can’t just say: I’m paying my taxes and government is going to fix that.’

via Paul Ryan And The Left’s Racial Code-Talkers.