Rep. Ryan’s Undeserved Reputation for Fiscal Responsibility
His Votes in Congress Added $6.8 Trillion to Our Nation’s Federal Deficits
Ryan and his Budget
“After properly accounting for Rep. Ryan’s tax cuts, his budget plan would never come close to balancing, and would add trillions more in debt.”
SOURCE: AP/ J. Scott Applewhite
By Michael Linden | August 16, 2012
The reputation of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as a fiscal hawk is at odds with his record of supporting nearly every single budget-busting law of the past decade. Since 2001 he has voted for at least 65 separate pieces of deficit- and debt-increasing legislation, with the total tab for all those votes a whopping $6.8 trillion in cumulative deficits.