Paul Ryan, the purported deficit hawk who provided a critical vote for the deficit busting Medicare Part D under President George W. Bush, has managed to embarrass himself twice in no more than 48 hours.
Being unable to identify a single spending cut in an interview would be a good week for everyone's favorite pseudowonk. But Paul Ryan went a step further, as the GOP has decided to not count the cost of repealing health care reform as part of their new pledge not to raise spending without cuts. "It's full of gimmicks," Ryan cries, though, as the CBO notes, it will cut spending significantly the farther out you look.
How far can the flim flam man go?