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Paul Ryan And Economists Just Can't Agree On These 7 Things

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 01:  House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) delivers opening remarks during a hearing in the
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 01: House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) delivers opening remarks during a hearing in the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill June 1, 2012 in Washington, DC. The committee members heard from Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush while engaging in a wide-ranging debate about tax and spending policy during the hearing titiled, 'Removing The Barriers To Free Enterprise And Economic Growth.' (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

To put it kindly, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) wants you to believe some questionable things.

Ryan, whom Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney tapped as his running mate on Saturday, has led the Republican Party's crusade against government spending. He claims that investing in programs to provide a safety net for the elderly and poor have become an unsustainable burden on the country's national debt.

But the evidence that Ryan provides for why the U.S. must dismantle the welfare state has shaky foundations, according to some economists and commentators.

Paul Ryan and economists just can't agree on these 7 things:

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