Sunday, September 05, 2010

Firing for Effect: "Guns" v. Boehner

It's on.

...The Young Guns programme run by Mr Cantor and his colleagues and co-authors Kevin McCarthy and Paul Ryan is designed to find new, reliable conservative candidates.

Leaked excerpts indicate that it poses a challenge to the party's most senior leaders.

John Boehner, the Republican leader in the House of Representatives, has distanced himself from a policy document produced by Mr Ryan called a "Road Map for America's Future" that recommended cuts in Social Security, the US equivalent of the state pension, and Medicare, a heavily subsidised health care scheme for the elderly.

With Democrats quick to warn what voters could lose from Mr Ryan's ideas, the Republican leadership has been keen to avoid anything that might surrender their advantage on the economy.

So far, no mention of McConnell.

1 comment:

neomom said...

I suppose its too much to hope that Boehner doesn't get the nod as Speaker if they take the House.... I don't trust him or his leadership. Although, I'm leery of Cantor as well.

We need Ryan writing the budget... Who's next?