**FILE** House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, touts his 2012 federal budget during an April 5, 2011, news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, touts his 2012 federal budget during an April 5, 2011, news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Associated Press)