The Paul Ryan Rorschach Test
huffingtonpost.com — House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan did a great public service when he released his budget last week. By throwing a piece of total garbage on the table and pretending it is a real budget plan, he allowed us to see who in Washington is serious about the budget and who just says things that will push their agenda. It is easy to see that Ryan himself could not possible be serious about the document he put out as a "Path to Prosperity." He put out essentially the same budget last year at which point many people pointed out the fact that he shrank most categories of government spending to zero. If that was a mistake (albeit an incredibly foolish one) he has now had a full year to reflect on his error and redesign a budget to reflect his real priorities. Instead, he doubled down. In Representative Ryan's 2012 Path there is no room for federal funding for all the services that even conservatives expect the government to provide.