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Why I’m Not a Conservative

Barbara1247 Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 2:57 PM
The alternative is to be a thug.

The Washington Post notes the following quote from Rep. Paul Ryan in his CPAC speech: 

“We don’t see the debt as an excuse to cut with abandon, to shirk our obligations,” Ryan said. “We see it as an opportunity to reform government, to make it cleaner and more effective. That’s what conservatives stand for.”