At Greg's place, I had fun with 10 questions to ask Paul Ryan and anyone who supports his budget -- do they really support shutting down all the popular government programs? Again, as Kevin Drum argued today, it's certainly possible that Ryan really wants to do that. And, if so, that's a legitimate position. Just not one that has much support beyond, oh, 10% or so of the nation. More likely, most Republicans have no intention of shutting down, say, the FDA, or even NASA. Which makes the budget-balancing portion of their budget a real fraud, in my view.
Meanwhile, for those who want something a bit more analytical, at Post Partisan I asked why House Republicans are doing a budget at all, and I speculated about the answer. If anyone has other suggestions, let me know; I consider it a bit of a mystery.