Paul Ryan talks spending, 'Plan B' on House floor, but all eyes are on his tie

Rep. Paul Ryan took to the House floor this afternoon, charts in tow, to defend Speaker Boehner’s contentious “Plan B” proposal for dealing with the fiscal cliff. If implemented, “Plan B” would make Bush-era tax rates permanent for Americans making less than $1 million, but not for those making more. Democrats are dead-set against it because tax rates won’t increase for enough people, while many conservatives believe that tax rates should not increase for anyone. The House is set to vote on the proposal tonight.

Ryan’s known for his well-spoken, dynamic style, but today, several viewers found their eyes drawn to him for a different reason: his tie.

Ouch! Magically malicious.

Looks like Ryan’s damned if he does, damned if he doesn’t.

  • StandSomeMore

    You have to admit, his jacket does fit like a tent.

  • LC

    He would have made a kick ass vp.

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  • Penmar

    Sandy Hook colors are green and white.

    • Itype2slow

      good call!

  • Kate

    The tie would have looked better with a darker suit.

    Clothing choices aside, I look forward to hearing more from Paul Ryan now and in the future. He’s young, articulate, conservative- exactly what our country needs.

    • proudhispanicconservative

      He is another rino, by backing Boehner’s plan he exemplifies what is wrong with these politicians that go along to get along, in 100 years the republican party has never raised taxes when they have been in control of the house, thank god the plan was killed by real conservatives.

  • kate_middleton

    I like the tie. And I like Paul.
    But his suits really don’t fit him well. His jackets are always way too big – especially in the neck/shoulders.

  • clarioncaller

    I believe Ryan was planning on closing his presentation to fellow congressmen with a robust rendition of ” Send In The Clowns”, but was preempted by ‘another’ ad hoc speech from President Oblamer.