Skip to comments.Paul Ryan Wants Budget Conference (GOP caves on shutdown?)
Posted on 10/10/2013 9:31:30 AM PDT by Alter Kaker
Updated 12:28 p.m. | House Budget Chairman Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., told reporters Thursday morning that he intends to go to conference on the budget, signaling the end to one of the years greatest impasses between the two parties and chambers.
Were gonna start negotiations, Ryan said. I intend to go to conference.
I think when Leader Pelosi said that they would remove all the motions to instruct, that was a good-faith effort to get serious negotiations going, he continued. We intend to go to conference on that. As you know, a budget resolution is not sufficient to do all that we need to do, but its a step in the right direction.
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., flanked by other members of Democratic leadership, announced Oct. 5 that her party was prepared to forfeit its right to offer motions to instruct should Republicans name conferees to merge the House and Senate budgets. That removed the threat of forcing Republicans having to take numerous politically difficult but nonbinding votes.
Speaker John A. Boehner made mention of a budget conference as part of an overall offer to President Barack Obama that would extend the debt ceiling for six weeks but not reopen the government.
What were going to do is offer the president the ability to move a temporary increase in the debt ceiling [and] an agreement to go to conference on the budget for his willingness to sit down and discuss with us a way forward to reopen the government and start to deal with Americas pressing problems, the Ohio Republican said.
Senate Democrats have held the position that both the debt ceiling and the current government shutdown must be addressed before moving into broader negotiations on the top-line spending levels for fiscal 2014 and other budgetary changes.
We think the only way out of this cycle of constant crises is for the two sides to work together, make some compromises, and get to a fair and responsible long term deal, Senate Budget Chairwoman Patty Murray said Wednesday. But it just doesnt make sense to do that while families and communities are being hurt by this government shutdown and while the threat of a default hangs over our head.
The Washington Democrat made the comments on the Senate floor while making yet another request for a budget conference committee upon action to avert a default and get the government funded.
We will sit down and negotiate over anything Republicans want, and we pledge to work as hard as we can, for as long as it takes until we get a fair long-term budget deal to end these constant crises. But first, this current crisis needs to end and the threat of the next one needs to be lifted, Murray said. Republicans dont need a hostage, there are plenty of things Democrats want out of a long term deal that we are very interested in making some compromises for.
What a flipping moron.
Paul Ryan is a craven Coward!
No Fight for principle, just cowardly sniveling in the corner with a white flag.
The ONLY hostages are the American people,
trapped by the greedy, lazy, whoring, drunk,
treasonous bastards in Congress
unable to read the US Constitution, let alone
the “Affordable Care Act” written by the Senate and
prisoners in US jails, and the Tyrant.
Really? With whom are these negotiations going to be with? Obama said he won't negotiate.
GOP is going to cave even as they are winning.
This is the same Ryan who was Mitt’s running mate right? Ge I thot he was a conservative...bwahahahaha! they are all alike everyone of them, conservative when they need our vote and something else after we elect them
I have come to conclusion I will only vote for conservatives who not only say they are conservative but ones who once elected continued to maintain conservative principles.
Ryan = Sellout
Pelosi wouldn't lie to us would she? I think it is a blind alley. Pelosi is a hardliner and she won't give up an inch.
But I give Ryan credit for turning over every rock while looking for a solution. The budget is the solution.
The debt limit is the emergency brake on government spending.
WHO CARES what Paul Ryan wants!?!! He is one person, and shouldn’t be able to dictate to the House Republicans what should happen.
This was not a wise move to begin with.
There was no way Obama was going to let his crown jewel be defunded, and no way to put leverage on him.
The Senate will not pass a bill that allows Obamacare to be defunded.
This was a very odd stunt.
I was skeptical about the CR-defund approach from the start but the idea of leaving Obama-care intact while cutting future SS and/or medicare benefits while increasing short term spending, what Ryan seems to be getting at, leaves me cold.
Ryan : If you want to cut our future retirement entitlements you better cut them some now, and cut Obamacare too.
conference committee was always the plan.
load the committee with RINOs and insiders and betray the US people.
I didn’t expect much from the gutless wonder who got whipped by Joe Biden in the vice presidential debate last fall.
Once again the GOPe snatches defeat from the jaws of victory.
Ryan is the Budget Committee chairman and a close ally of Boehner’s. That’s why this matters.
In short, they're now using Ryan to do their dirty work on Obamacrae/debt ceiling just like McCain-Schumer used Rubio to do theirs on immigration.
RINO’s always panic when it looks like the Democrats might lose something.
Paul Ryan admitted during the VP debate he hasn’t done anything but work in politics, so I am not surprised. On the other hand, shouldn’t the Republicans be standing in front of every National Park or Monument shouting, “Mr. Obama, open this park!” This is an outstanding opportunity for them to connect with the American people, but all they can do is stab each other in the back.
Also Pelosi’s announcement was 5 days ago. That’s Ryan’s excuse?