Paul Ryan can sound like Ron Paul on spending and deficits, though as a neocon, he is an ardent champion of perpetual war and global domination by the US empire. That is, he is a phony. His famous plan barely touches the government, while actually increasing "defense," though he talks a good game; that is, he is a lying politician dedicated to the expansion and glory of the State, just like Romney, while claiming to want to cut. But it's interesting that Romney felt he could not pick a Portman nor a Pawlenty but rather had to choose an ersatz Ron. Oh, and note that Ron-hater Bill Kristol is the patron of Ryan.