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The Links Among Paul Ryan’s Policies, Politics And Personality

The Washington Post: Paul Ryan's Fiscal Policies Are Deeply Rooted, Both Politically And Personally
Paul Ryan is famously a man with a plan. The Wisconsin Republican has pushed for budgets that radically change tax codes and entitlement programs and boil away much of the federal government. Although the congressman's vision is often described in the language of wonkery, replete with numbers, charts and graphs, he is pushing a deeper ideological agenda: Ryan believes that much of what government does is toxic to the American psyche -- that government programs designed to help people can actually end up hurting them (Achenbach, 8/25).

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