David Cay Johnston: Rand Fans Believe in Blowing Up Buildings, And That's Worth Investigating


David Cay Johnston, tax reporter, on MSNBC finds it mighty suspicious that budget-cutting plans are coming from fans of Ayn Rand such as Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) since they "hold out as a model people who commit felonies like blowing up buildings–we need to dig into understanding the kind of people who would put forth these ideas."

Those loving lefties at ThinkProgress meanwhile have forged a clip-video that collects various voices speaking in praise of Rand, and will help with Johnston's hoped-for investigation into those potentially building-destroying types, from Reason's Nick Gillespie to Rep. Ryan to Rand Paul to Stephen Moore to John Stossel, and Clarence Thomas (quoted from Reason magazine), in the end slamming her for not believing in Christian your-brothers-keeper love:

Here is me explaining in a more complicated way Rand's potential role in today's politics, from Reason's December 2009 issue.

I interviewed Johnston for Reason on matters on which we have more agreement back in 2007.