Wow...Paul Ryan said something intelligent!

Started Oct 9, 2013 | Discussions thread
JLTaylor Senior Member • Posts: 1,044
Re: Wow...Paul Ryan said something intelligent!

ljfinger wrote:

We need to open the federal government. We need to pay our bills today—and make sure we can pay our bills tomorrow.

With him so far..

So let's negotiate an agreement to make modest reforms to entitlement programs and the tax code."

..and there he goes off the rail.

This position is modest reforms are so critical that if he doesn't get them the government remains closed and we will perhaps default.

Incredible! Another Republican that gets it! And his party's nominee for VP no less!

And ran on his budget, got rejected, used extortion get the sequester with a budget close to what voters rejected.

Now his suggestion is we use extortion to also negotiate lower taxes.

How about they open the government and meet the fiscal commitments they already agreed to. Then act like a democracy, get rid of the sequester (a bad budget) make compromises, which would be  a  budget with some cuts and some tax increases? Something for both sides.

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