Paul Ryan: ‘Death, Taxes And Attacks From Paul Krugman’

House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan laughed off one of his fiercest critics, declaring, “I’ve always figured I’ve got 3 certainties in my life: Death, taxes and attacks from Paul Krugman.”

Speaking to the New York Times’ Jonathan Weisman, he added that the GOP’s aim is to “preempt austerity — we want to prevent that bitter kind of European austerity mode which is what we will have if we have a debt crisis.”

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