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.

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