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America Ready for Paul Ryan’s Adult Conversation

Kenneth460 Wrote: Aug 20, 2012 6:36 PM
This guy Ryan is so fiscally conservative that he wants to balance the budget in (gulp) thirty years' time! And in between now and then he wants to protect the military budget from any cuts whatever, earning him the undying gratitude of the military industrial complex Ike warned us not to be fooled by. The warmongers will go on inventing enemies to justify taxes being spent on 'smart' weapons that fail to win wars of choice and pre-emption. The most socialist part of America-- the armed forces and those who supply them-- will be sheltered and subsidized while the neocons and Israel Lobbyists tell the pols which nation to knock over next. Welcome to Camp US, going bust.
There’s a line of thinking on the political left that Mitt Romney served them up a great softball in picking Paul Ryan as his running mate.

According to Chicago Tribune columnist Clarence Page, “Ryan brings to the Romney campaign the tea party’s style of magical thinking, a blissfully simplistic, ideologically driven world view that seems to think candidates can win votes by promising to reduce popular government services.”

Republican candidates, they say, are ducking for cover to avoid being branded with budget reforms that Ryan, as Chairman of House Budget Committee, has proposed, particularly for Medicare and...