Tea Party voters will expect every Republican presidential candidate to exhibit a certain level of Goldwateresque insanity. In that regard, Paul “Wonder Boy” Ryan is starting to get his ducks in a row:
As Aug. 2 approaches, which is the date on which Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner estimates the U.S. will begin to default on some obligations, the Republicans have acted more reckless when it comes to the debt ceiling. Case in point, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) has outright called for the U.S. to go over the cliff and miss payments to creditors:
“If a bondholder misses a payment for a day or two or three or four — what is more important is you are putting the government in a materially better position to better pay its bills going forward.”
Yessiree, nothing helps your credit rating more than missing a few measly payments. Shows you can’t be pushed around.
HARE-BRAINED MEDICARE PLAN + FAWNING MEDIA + HORRIBLE GOP CANDIDATES + WEAK ECONOMY + CRAZY TEABAGGER TALK = PAUL RYAN FOR PRESIDENT!