Morning Awful: Paul Ryan Priorities

Paul Ryan’s Path to Prosperity Poverty will cut spending on every function of the federal government except one: defense. Of course! Because America was only spending as much money on national defense as the rest of the world combined, and you know the whole world is preparing to invade us. Right?

See, in the paranoid universe the Joint Chiefs of Staff aren’t requesting enough money because they’re in cahoots with Teh Seekrit Evil Plan™ to leave America defenseless. Never mind that JCS sees deficit spending as the greatest national security risk the country faces — when illiterate kids share the potholed streets with grandma, at least we’ll have enough ammo to fight off the whole big scary world. According to right-wing theology, that’s all a Christian nation really needs: fear and guns. Just ask the apologists for George Zimmerman.

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