Paul Ryan: “This isn’t Even Close To My Ideal Budget” (Video)

Rep. Paul Ryan, Chairman of the House Budget Committee, appeared on Fox News with Sean Hannity, Wednesday night to discuss the budget deal he hashed out with Democrat Senator Patty Murray. As most of you, I’m sure know – Ryan’s budget is being called a sh*t sandwich and worse from both sides of the aisle. According to The Hill, Dems are retching as much as Republicans are. (that’s a sign of a good compromise, ya’ll.)

The budget deal worked out by House and Senate negotiators is on the verge of unraveling over the exclusion of federal unemployment benefits, several leading Democrats warned Wednesday. The lawmakers are outraged by a GOP move to add the Medicare “doc fix” to the package but not a continuation of unemployment benefits — a strategy they say could sink the entire package by scaring away Democratic votes. Reps. Chris Van Hollen (Md.) and Sandy Levin (Mich.) said the move creates a “new dynamic” undermining Democratic support for the plan announced Tuesday by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.). “I think it puts at risk the whole bill, and it surely puts at risk my vote,” said Levin, the top Democrat at the House Ways and Means Committee. Van Hollen echoed that message.

Here are some recent headlines from the rightosphere, via Doug Ross:

The Ryan/Murray Budget Deal Is… Awful: Ace

Ryan Deal Limits Senate GOP’s Power to Block Tax Increases: Jonathan Strong

What the Hell, Paul Ryan?: Ace

The Ryan Budget is Partly Bill Clinton’s Republican Legacy: Erick Erickson

Running on Obamacare… away from the election: Hot Air

Shorter Ryan: I’m Gonna Kick Tomorrow: R.S. McCain

“Guess what, Sean – elections have consequences,” Ryan told Hannity after he complained that the budget deal still increases the debt and doesn’t get us anywhere near a balanced budget. Ryan explained, “we’re going to have to win a couple of elections to actually pass the kind of budgets you and I are in favor of  like the one I passed just last Spring. House Republicans have passed three budgets in a row that actually balanced the budget – that actually pay off the debt.”

“So this isn’t your ideal budget,” Hannity said, (stating the obvious.)

“No, of course not – this isn’t even close to my ideal budget,” Ryan laughed. “But here’s the point, Sean,” Ryan continued. “Is this a step in the right direction, or not? This cuts spending. This lowers the deficit, it doesn’t raise taxes, and it stops those defense cuts from happening any more.”

He maintained that this deal isn’t a Republican budget – “it’s an agreement that is a step in the right direction – it’s a small step – I’m not going to oversell that – but here’s the other point, Sean: It stops government shutdown in January and it stops a shutdown in October. And we don’t think it’s in our interest to have these government shutdowns. We want to focus on ObamaCare and ObamaCare oversight. We want to focus on speaking truth to power and doing real congressional oversight on this administration, AND we want to focus on our proactive agenda. If we have all these government shutdowns, we don’t think that helps us do that…”

Ryan’s right. The dirty little secret is, the Democrat left were hoping for protracted budget fights and looming government shutdowns in 2014 – to get the public’s attention off of ObamaCrash. And I’ve been saying all year – Republicans need to be focusing on “oversight” (to use Ryan’s word) – that is –  investigating the sh*t out of this corrupt Regime. This crap sandwich gives them room to do that.

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2 Responses to “Paul Ryan: “This isn’t Even Close To My Ideal Budget” (Video)”

  1. Geo Says:

    Well folks, we can now add another name to the long list of “craptastic rino repubics” to the “persona non grata list”. Another of the long list of failed conservative republicans. The list lately grows daily. As if his pathetic performance as the Vice Presidential candidate wasn’t enough of a excuse to ditch him. Since then he has worked diligently to piss off the conservative base as hard as he can. Immigration and budgets are only part of his problem, but its way more of a reason that I need to wipe my hands of him.

    Paul Ryan is dead to me. He has for sure, now joined the long list of rino’s who have all assumed the position of “ambient temperature” and will have absolutely no support from me. McLame, Cornyn, Mitch da Bitch, Boehner, Cantor, Lindsey Lohan, Jeff da Flake, Ayotte, McCarthy and probably at least a dozen more. They are done, finished they have all become the demoCrap party lite.

    Mark my words. . . . .the next thing this crowd is going to do is, ram comprehensive immigration reform and a pathway to citizenship through for every single illegal immigrant now here. Then before the ink drys on that Law, they will then make all of them eligible for the unACA [obozoKare]. More than 3 million republican voters sat home for the Presidential election last time. By the time this crowd gets finished, that is going to look like a insignificant number and they are going to wish that is all that stayed home.

    There is still plenty of time to blow this election, and they’re working hard at it every single day.


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