The Paul Ryan budget plan is "ludicrous and cruel," Paul Krugman writes, and shouldn't be taken...

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The Paul Ryan budget plan is "ludicrous and cruel," Paul Krugman writes, and shouldn't be taken seriously. Ryan calls for spending on all items other than Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid to fall to 3.5% of GDP, less than the U.S. now spends on defense alone. "How could such a drastic shrinking of government take place without crippling essential public functions?" (previous)