Skip to comments.Ryan Drops All Obamacare Demands in WSJ Op-Ed
Posted on 10/09/2013 1:27:43 PM PDT by bestintxas
On Monday, former vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, suggesting that Republicans drop all Obamacare demands in their push for a deal on the debt ceiling and a continuing resolution to fund the government. Instead, he suggested that Republicans look for a bargain on entitlement reform, a pet project of his, as well as tax reform. This isn't a grand bargain. For that, we need a complete rethinking of government's approach to helping the most vulnerable, and a complete rethinking of government's approach to health care. But right now, we need to find common ground. We need to open the federal government. We need to pay our bills todayand make sure we can pay our bills tomorrow. So let's negotiate an agreement to make modest reforms to entitlement programs and the tax code, Ryan wrote.
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Ryan must own a white flag company.
Ryan wants to be the first to cave after seeing how much it’s done for Old Yellow-stain Boehner’s (hat-tip to Kurt Hoffman) career.
What's the biggest most FUBAR entitlement right out of the starting gate?
If you said "ObaMaoCare", then go to the head of the class. Ryan, go stand in the hall!
The more Ryan opens his mouth, the less I trust him.
A couple points about the health care "law":
1. It was never passed by the Senate in its current form. The law is an amalgam of the senate bill and the house bill stuck together w/o any reconciliation.
2. Not one republican voted for the law.
3. obama has suspended multiple articles of this law w/o approval from congress.
4. During the run up to passage obama repeatedly stated that the mandate was not a tax, and yet the USSC allowed the law to go through because Roberts, and he alone, called it a tax and therefore, unbeleivably a tax.
What is Ryan trying to do? Declare surrender on the cusp of victory?
Paul Ryan-O was a 5th columnist all along.
Well, that political future just cancelled itself.
OMG! Does Ryan realize he just ruined he career? What an idiot.
Wolfie gets it, Ryan doesn’t. Go figure.
Years back when many were swooning at this pretty baby face, I cautioned that he was mediocre in his thinking and that his apparent popularity was a creation of the liberal media a la McCain.
This is what we get. Benedict McCain and Tokyo Ryan. I wonder what the NSA has on Cruz. Or what it claims it has. They can manufacture anything.
That statement sums up my thoughts about why Romney chose him.
(shhh... we got us a real naive one here...)
HEY PAUL! Tell you what, man. Since you’re a dealmaker why don’t you trade me your house and car for this little sack of magic BEANS! Later (coincidentally long after I have cashed in your titles) they will grow into magic beanstalks leading into a really cool fantasy kingdom! TRUST ME!
(Well, why shouldn’t I give it a shot — it’s the exact type of deal he wants to buy into with the Kenyan and his ‘rats...)
One of these days, I’ll vote for a Republican who doesn’t make me end up regretting it.
Paul Ryan unfortunately has always telegraphed that when the rubber met the road the establishment would always get his vote. I can’t think of one vote where he bucked the party establishment. Is he a Rhino, not really but he is an establishment guy. You aren’t going to find him throwing bombs like Peter King, Charlie Dent, and John McCain but you will find him going out of his way not to upset the boat.
Let’s drop him instead.
This is a response to Obama's speech. Trying to sound reasonable without giving an inch. The devil is always in the details.
Sure we will have another continuing resolution. (Except It will require a 30% reduction in the budget. And Major changes to entitlements, especially Obamacare.)
It isn't in anyone's interest to have a shut down of non essential employees. So let's have the senate and the president agree to our plan.
In 100 years time, people haven't been able to kill income taxes.
He’s a lightweight.
It’s wisdom that kept people from going out and voting for these two characters.