Every policy change of the last decade that increased the deficit—the Bush tax cuts, the Medicare prescription-drug benefit, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq—Ryan voted for.The most glaring part of this is the Medicare Part-D boondoggle. I have yet to hear a coherent response from conservatives as to why a Republican administration and Republican Congressional leadership rammed that through, knowing how hugely expensive it was going to be. But the Democrats are supposed to be the fiscally irresponsible ones. Sure.
I'll be posting in depth later about Paul Ryan and the GOP's current love affair with Ayn Rand.