Skip to comments.Paul Ryan tells Tea Party to keep budget disagreements ‘within our conservative family’
Posted on 12/15/2013 4:30:03 PM PST by servo1969
Wisconsin Republican Rep. Paul Ryan tried to calm the burgeoning feud between Republican Party leadership and its conservative critics over the budget deal passed in the House this week, requesting that the Tea Party keep these conversations within our family.
Ryan appeared on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace to discuss the budget deal he brokered with Washington Democratic Sen. Patty Murray. The agreement, which passed the House on Thursday, scraps nearly one third of sequester cuts and replaces them with promised future reductions. Conservative groups largely came out against the deal, prompting an angry tirade from Speaker of the House John Boehner this week against the tea party. Wallace asked Ryan about the split:
WALLACE: Are you getting fed up with these outside groups who talk tough from the sidelines?
RYAN: Look, I think John just got his Irish up there. I think these groups are valuable. They way I look at it is this: theyre part of our conservative family. Id prefer to keep these conversations within our family. John was frustrated because they came out against our agreement before we even reached an agreement.
I was frustrated about that as well, but I see the tea party as indispensable and valuable in helping keep the taxpayer in the game, keep Washington accountable. When we lost our majority in 06 we deserved to lose it then, and they helped us get our ship righted again by being fiscally conservative. I think what were doing here today weve tw0 thirds of the house conservatives voting for this i think this is a step in the right direction. Its not as far as I want to go, but its a step in the right direction.
Ryan later added hed love to talk to Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, who claims the deal will add to spending now without reducing the debt in the future. Marcos a good friend of mine. I disagree with him respectfully.
The congressman repeated his claim that the deal will maintain 92 percent of the sequester while avoiding government shutdowns, which have been political poison to Republicans in the past. He also cautioned that this deal didnt mean serious disagreements between Democrats and Republicans were a thing of the past.
Look, one step at a time Chris, he said. Patty Murray and I knew we werent going to solve every problem like the debt limit problem so we sought to find common ground to solve this problem, this problem being a shutdown possibly in January and then another shutdown possibly in October. And [Republicans] have got our principles established here.
The Tea Party
Primary this flaming ‘Rat A-Hole.
Paul Ryan tells Tea Party to keep budget disagreements within our conservative family
Translation: “You Tea Party Morons shut the hell up and take whatever we tell you to take”.
And I guess we’re just supposed to shut up and take it when we come under public attack from the GOP.
Last October, you were a rising star. Since then, your two main accomplishments seem to be:
There must be something in the water in Southern Wisconsin.
At least he is smarter than Boehner. He knows he needs Tea Party votes. Boehner just wrote us off.
Paul, give me something to work with here. Your agreement sucks ass and it worse than status quo. It increases spending and fees and give us nothing. Cuts in 2020+? That giving up an increase for the dreaded player to be named later. In other words. Nothing.
You can blame the big spending RINOS for this If they all stuck together they could have passed a continuing resolution..the RINOS wanted more defense spending and other spending .so Ryan was stuck trying to get a deal..
Or maybe it was just a feeble attempt at damage control.
WE WILL SHOUT IT FROM THE ROOF TOPS PAUL !
Actually, based on what he said here, he didn’t get snookered. He was negotiating preventing the Democrats from shutting down the government and allowing the media to blame it on Republicans. Based on this, his negotiations were successful. Murray got her spending increase, Ryan prevented a shut down, everyone won. At least in his mind.
Ryan and Boehner don’t just need to be primaries - they need to be defeated even if this means running a 3rd party or independent conservative candidate.
Budget deals with hardcore, spendthrift liberals like Patty Murray doesn’t inspire us Paul. What were you thinking? I swear when will these damn establishment RINOS stop giving life to the idiot, worthless liberals who are destroying this country.
That ship has sailed, Paul.
Pauly, you start listening, we’ll stop bitching.
He was a fool back then too, back when the Presidential race was going on. I seem to recall distinctly that his budget plan was all smoke and mirrors too. It “cut spending” by imagining that the United States was magically going to prosper at levels not seen in a decade. Thus the lower deficit wasn’t by actual spending cuts, but by increased revenue that he imagined into his math.
Stop throwing poop at us calling it steak and we’ll quit throwing it back at you. Moron.
I’d like to see Ryan get out his calculator and explain to us how many trillions of dollars the government can print to fund itself without causing serious damage to the country. Can we really go another 2 years at a trillion or more per year as this budget deal suggests?