"All the men who will vanish, the men you hate, yet dread to lose, it is I who will take them away from you" Ryan began Tuesday at a news conference. "Do not attempt to find us. We do not choose to be found. Do not beg us to return. We are on strike, we, the men of mind."
Heavily influenced by Ryan's literary hero Ayn Rand, key elements of the new GOP budget include:
- New society where each person can live and flourish through independent exercise of his rational mind
- Government that can only protect individual rights
- Economic freedom favoring diversity, dynamism, and big businesses
- Each person gets the inalienable moral right to act as his own judgment to direct and to keep the product of his effort
- Removal of all taxes, antitrust laws, minimum wage, public education, and child labor laws
The conservative plan has little chance of being approved by democrats in the Senate, who are working on their own plan titled "Seven Commandments of Animalism."