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Friday's episode of Bill Maher's HBO show featured a short clip of unflattering Mississippi residents. Reuters

Bill Maher returns to television this Friday after a six-week break, with Paul Ryan on his mind.

Maher, the host of HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher," made a quick stop at the HuffPost Live studios in Los Angeles Tuesday where he candidly spoke about his plans to make fun of Mitt Romney's vice presidential pick.

Just how does Maher feel about Ryan?

Well, he's not a fan. Maher told the Huffington Post that Ryan is a man "with two ideas" and questioned why he is considered the brain of the Republican Party.

"Why is he the intellectual of the Republican Party?" Maher said while talking with host Jacob Soboroff. "He has from what I can see, two ideas: One, let's stop having rich people pay taxes at all and poor people should look for food in the woods."

"This is the intellectual? He's a step up from Sarah Palin," Maher said. "Actually he is more articulate than Sarah Palin. Tell me one area where he and Sarah Palin would disagree. I cannot find one area. So somehow he is the smartest guy in the party and she is stupidest woman on earth, but they agree on everything."

Romney, the GOP's presumptive presidential candidate, announced last week that Ryan would be with him on the party's ticket for the White House. Ryan's controversial budget plan has been a source of much debate, and has returned to the spotlight since his announcement as vice presidential candidate.

Ryan's plan includes overhauling Medicare, raising the eligibility age and presenting the nation's future retirees with the option of choosing between getting vouchers for purchasing private insurance and enrolling in the Medicare system.

Ryan's plan has been harshly criticized by Vice President Joe Biden, who said there is nothing "gutsy" about it.

"What's gutsy about giving millionaires another tax break?" Biden asked on Monday. "What's gutsy about gutting Medicare, Medicaid, education? They talked about what they're proposing as new. Folks, this is only not new, it's not fair."

Critics of Ryan's plan have said it would burden seniors with higher costs.

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