Skip to comments.MARK LEVIN TO PAUL RYAN: BUDGET DEAL IS 'MICKEY MOUSE'
Posted on 12/10/2013 8:41:58 PM PST by Hojczyk
Talk show host Mark Levin told House Budget Committee Chair Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) that the budget deal announced today with Sen. Patti Murray (D-WA) was a "Mickey Mouse" deal, tinkering at the margins of the federal budget, undoing the sequester and exchanging immediate spending increases for future spending cuts.
Ryan countered that "elections have consequences," and that many members of the Republican caucus were worried that the next tranche of sequester cuts would hit the military exclusively. He explained that there would be a net savings of $23 billion after $62 billion in new spending was offset by $85 billion in long-term cuts.
He added that the $85 billion would be a change in mandatory spending, as opposed to discretionary spending, noting that many of the savings would come from federal employees contributing more towards their pensions. Levin countered that even changes in "mandatory" spending could be undone easily by a future Congress.
The Budget Control Act that put the sequester in place, Levin argued, had also been touted as a "permanent" deal. Ryan disagreed, while agreeing that the new deal would not solve the government's overall fiscal problems. It would be impossible to do more, he said, while Obama was president: "Elections have consequences."
Ryan GOP did not have the stomach to endure another government shutdown, and would prefer to focus on Obamacare instead. Levin responded that it was possible to focus on both spending and Obamacare, and that "nothing" was being done about Obamacare anyway.
Levin noted that the Democrats' main goal had been to undo the sequester--the Republicans' main point of leverage in budget talks--and that the deal increased overall spending in the short term. Ryan explained that parts of the sequester would remain, and pointed out that Democrats had dropped a demand for higher taxes.
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I listened to this and realized that our leadership is the problem not the solution. Wake me when it’s time to storm DC.
Knock, knock, knock...Sam?
Anything that involves Paul Ryan is mickey mouse, much like his father. Just my humble opinion.
Agreed, I listened to it also and all I heard was just another sleazy politician.
I should of course clarify that I’ve known this for 40 years! Touche’
Levin is right. Ryan’s “deal” is a POS.
” - - - undoing the sequester and exchanging immediate spending increases for future spending cuts. - - - “
” - - -He explained that there would be a net savings of $23 billion after $62 billion in new spending was offset by $85 billion in long-term cuts. - - - “
Looks like the RINO Establishment has chosen to cave-in again to the Marxist Democrats.
Yup, the case for shutting down the damned US Federal Government looks better and better!
Lemme see now - - - the US Federal Government spends 10 BILLION dollars every damned day, soooooo, that means that only 2.3 days of savings will result after 6.2 days of spending with spending being reduced by 8.5 days sometime in the far distant future, maybe or maybe not.
Ryan, Ryan he’s their man!
If he can’t do it, Boehner can!
(Ah, the RINO Beltway! I can smell the RINO poo from here!)
I thought the budget was annual, I mean back before the Transformation of America when we had budgets, was an annual deal.
So promises of budget cuts later on were empty promises. Think about it- some deal is made to cut budgets out 10 years, that’s a new administration and a new Congress unlikely to be bound by some deal crafted ten years in the past.
The way I understood it was that the cuts only applied for the current fiscal year, so a promise of a tax increase now (which is statutory and binding from the time the legislation is signed) versus a promise to cut spending “next year”, is a trick to get us to not notice a spending (and tax) increase by getting us to focus on an illusory promise.
In other words Ryan is using Democrat tricks to increase spending (and taxes) balanced against cuts that will never happen.
Whereas Ryan is appointed?
i heard Ryan on the radio and have to say... how disappointed we were
smart guy, quick on his feet.. but what he was trying to defend was of almost zero help to America, a lot of talk about a really trivial “saving” in spending that would not even impact one percent of the budget problem and would happen in ten years.
Levin is right.
I'm sick of this liar...can't we do better, WI?
1. I couldn't believe this guy was our choice for VP
2. I am ashamed of the people we think are representing our interests in D.C.
and he was the conservative balance to moderate Mitt?
Compare and contrast the treatment Ryan got post 2012 to that of Palin post 2008. The first is a GOPe beltway insider, the later is an TP outsider who would “upset the applecart”.
Ryan gets kudos and checks from K Street (CBC club), while Palin got the bums rush.
Fast forward to 2013....Ryan is being exposed for the fake he is while Palin is working the base for 2014/16.
FYI: For those who didn’t know, Ryan was at the DC premier of “Game Change”.....what a schmuck.
“and he was the conservative balance to moderate Mitt? “
That was the Official Reality, yes.
Seiously? Is that the face you’re going with, Paul?
“Ryan countered that “elections have consequences,”
This is the new meme being bandied about in the Republican establishment.
A variation is “wait until after we get elected, then we’ll fix it”.