Paul Ryan said in interview with Larry Larry Kudlow that the first order of business for him and Romney will be preventing the "fiscal cliff". Well, guess what -- the very same fiscal cliff would cut US budget deficit almost by half, to just $641 billion (compare that to 1.4 trillion in 2009 FY). The reason for Ryan stance is simple -- the fiscal cliff would also put US back into recession, and we don't want that, do we? But just as clear is Ryan/Romney hypocrisy toward "Obama deficits" and toward Obama stimulus. Obama did not want to cut deficits for the same reason -- it would have hurt the economy. And, following the same logic, the economy would be in a much worse shape if not for the Obama stimulus back in 2009. Yet Republicans spent last years blaming Obama for deficits and the stimulus.