Lord Saletan: 

Ryan refutes the Democratic Party’s bogus arguments. He knows that our domestic spending trajectory is unsustainable and that liberals who fail to get it under control are leading their constituents over a cliff, just like in Europe. Eventually, you can’t borrow enough money to make good on your promises, and everyone’s screwed. Ryan understands that the longer we ignore the debt crisis and postpone serious budget cuts—the liberal equivalent of denying global warming—the more painful the reckoning will be. There’s nothing compassionate about that kind of irresponsibility.

Ryan voted for expensive prescription drug coverage, the unfunded Iraq War, and Bush’s ruinous tax cuts for the wealthy. But he’s a real fiscal conservative! Just ask William Saletan, who has been absolutely right about everything!

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