Conservatives and delusional people believe Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney’s Vice Presidential running mate, is the solution to BIG government and high spending levels.
The truth is that is ONLY true when Barack Obama is President, or the Democrats had control of Congress, beginning in 2007!.
Paul Ryan backed the Wall Street bailout when the economic collapse was occurring in the Fall of 2008.
Paul Ryan voted for all spending on the Iraq War, having no doubts.
Paul Ryan voted for all spending on the Afghanistan War, having no doubts.
Paul Ryan voted for the Bush Prescription Drug Plan in 2003, without making an issue of adding to the national debt, by refusal to pay for the plan with taxes.
Paul Ryan has become a deficit “hawk” only when Barack Obama became President, and when Ryan became head of the House Budget Committee in 2011.
Paul Ryan has a career of being a big spender, except when it was politically convenient to make an issue of every funding bill under President Obama.
Paul Ryan is, therefore, not what his supporters think he is, and already, there is “buyer’s remorse”, a fear among Congressional Republicans that they will have trouble being reelected with the burden of the Ryan Plan on their backs.
Some see a major disaster in the making, a nearly total wipe out of GOP gains in Congress in 2010, after only two years in the majority!
Ryan may turn out to be worse for the party’s fortunes than Dan Quayle or Sarah Palin! Who would have thought that?