Let me ask you something: when you have a mortgage, student loans, car loan and credit cards, but you’re making more than enough to make those payments, do you declare bankruptcy? Of course you don’t.

And that’s why Paul Ryan IS A FUCKING NUMBNUTS. Oh, did I say that out loud? The only reason this man is a “rising figure” is because the rest of Congress is too stupid and/or morally bereft to know/admit how full of shit he is, and our president is too ineffectual to rebut him:

WASHINGTON — House Republicans will “lead with our chin” and offer politically explosive cost curbs this spring on programs like Medicare, Medicaid and perhaps Social Security, the party’s point man for curbing crippling budget deficits said Thursday.

Even then, Rep. Paul Ryan acknowledged, the government’s budget still won’t balance for quite some time.

In a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press, the Wisconsin lawmaker and chairman of the House Budget Committee said the House Republicans’ budget proposal for the 2012 fiscal year that begins Oct. 1 will propose fundamental changes to Medicare and Medicaid, the giant health care programs that cover 100 million Americans and whose combined costs rival the defense budget.

Ryan offered no specifics, saying details are still being hashed out.

Ryan, 41, a rising figure in the GOP, has been tasked with both schooling the 87 new Republican freshmen on the brain-numbing intricacies of the budget and devising a plan to wrestle the deficit under control. Both are big challenges.

“I see a willingness to embrace big things, I see a willingness to tackle the problem,” Ryan said, describing the sentiment among Republican freshmen elected on a wave of concern about the growing scope and reach of government.

“When you walk people through just how deep this hole is … it really does leave a lot of jaws dropping,” he said.

2 thoughts on “Stupidity

  1. Budget, schmudget. When in power, use the tools of government to crush those who do not normally vote for you. And, use the tools of government to reward your supporters (see, “no-bid contracts”, and “Star Wars” never work missle defense systems). If the things you enact to reward your supporters do not seem particularly cost effective, remind people, as Cheney did, that ‘Reagan taught us that deficits don’t matter’.

  2. All I can say is: Go, Chin, go! C’mon, Rep. Ryan, let your constituents and other voters see just what you and your ilk are really trying to do!

    IIRC, his area of the state is not in great economic shape — many depend on SocSec, Medicaid, for sure Medicare.

    So, g ahead, stick our that chin!

    However, of course, Repubs are known to lie to the voters, so he’ll probaly couch things in terms that are not clear or explicit. It’s how they roll.

    Oh, and what Russ said.

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