Paul Ryan’s squeaky-clean image as a fiscal conservative is not holding up very well:
- He voted for the bills that created the massive deficits.
- The 2001 Bush Tax Cuts
- The 2003 Bush Tax Cuts
- Medicare Part D (the prescription benefit)
- He concealed $1 million in assets for ten years.
- He insisted he didn’t take federal stimulus money, then admitted to it.
On top of Romney proudly claiming that he paid at least 13% in taxes over the last decade, their case for fiscal rectitude may not sell too well.