BIDEN PROPOSES SOCIAL SECURITY FREEZE: “While this program is severe, it is the only proposal that will halt the upward spiral of deficits. . . . Within the next 12 to 18 months this country will face an economic and political crisis of extraordinary proportions if Congress refuses to take decisive action on the deficits that we face.”

Okay, that was Biden back in 1984. But if he calls Ryan an “extremist” on deficits, Ryan may want to mention this. Upside for Joe: In the accompanying photo, he still has hair, kind of.