AFL-CIO Political Director Michael Podhorzer sends us this.
Inside the Beltway, (and among tea party activists for whom facts are not particularly relevant)—Paul Ryan is quite well known as a principled fiscal conservative by those who have not actually looked at his proposals but who have fallen for his supposed “truth telling” wonkery. The very "serious people" in Washington admire him because he talks about hard choices. Yet, every objective budget analyst who has looked at his plans know that he’s inviting us to engage in magical thinking. Cut just about everything (without getting too specific) to give even more tax cuts for the rich and, well, the budget will be balanced someday. Some say that Romney’s already laughably low-paid tax rate would drop to near zero under Ryan’s plan.