In other words, we just freed up $6 billion for military contractors and other people who have lobbying budgets.

Right out the gate Paul Ryan appeals to the need to deal with a supposed “readiness” crisis. Of course, that totally rings true because Hawaii and Alaska and the Lower Forty-Eight are in constant danger of invasion from a foreign superpower.

No, I’m being sarcastic; it doesn’t ring true at all. Our last domestic attack used box cutters, we are told, and it completely defeated our well-financed military defenses. That has nothing to do with an alleged “readiness crisis.”

Here’s the full audio courtesy of the Daily Caller.

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