Rep. Paul Ryan, the deficit “chicken hawk,” should resign now rather than continuing his 18 year charade as a congressman who cares about deficits. Ryan has spent his entire adult life in Washington and is definitely “part of the swamp”.

Ryan’s history shows votes for increasing unfunded deficits under GOP presidents (Bush tax cuts, Medicare Part D and the Trump tax cuts) and piously speaking out against deficits under Democratic presidents.

Ryan’s tax cut philosophy is “the poor do not work harder because they have too much income and entitlements; the rich do not work harder because they do not have enough income. Therefore, to expand and revitalize the economy, you tax the poor more and tax the rich less.” Which is the Trump tax cut plan.

Ryan is quick to use and/or bend the Congressional Budget Office estimates to serve his purposes when deriding deficits. However, when the CBO forecasts a $1.5 trillion deficit for the Trump tax cuts, Ryan says that “we really don’t know what the outcome will be.” Regardless of Ryan’s rhetoric, the nation’s deficit has dramatically increased every year he has been in Congress.

Now that Ryan has created an additional $1.5 trillion deficit, Ryan will use this deficit as a reason to go after entitlements: Medicare, Medicare and Social Security in 2018. Ryan will paint these cuts as necessary to offset the increased Trump deficits. We will not be fooled by this false logic.

Ryan, do your country a favor and resign now.

ROBERT OBLAK

Walworth

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