I served with Rep. Ryan on the 18 member Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, and learned firsthand from the personally congenial Ryan just how dark his vision of America's future is for all but the super-rich.
When middle class families take a moment from their own budget plans to examine the deficit commission's, they'll notice that the sacrifices so nobly embraced by "their leaders" will actually fall on them.
Does he really mean to say that, in our working years, we help pay for the modest Social Security benefits received by the parents who fed, clothed, educated and housed us? What perfidy. What selfishness.
The big question is what impact the midterm election will have on the politics of fiscal evasion. Here's hoping that President Obama will give a close look to fiscal discipline that demands equal sacrifice from the left and the right.
As we formulate our opinion of the Congressman, what else do we want to know? We want to know what he is listening to on his iPod. Considering the Congressman's home state and political positions, I've taken a shot at recreating his go-to playlist.
The flamboyant co-chair of Obama's Fiscal Commission, Former Republican Senator Alan Simpson of Wyoming, who became an instant You-Tube star earlier this summer with a rant against senior citizens, is at it again big-time.