Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Did Ryan Clear the Stage for Boehner?

Well, well.

Yesterday it appeared that Paul Ryan was taking a walk on Medicare reforms.

Then last night, Boehner gave a speech.

"Without significant spending cuts and reforms to reduce our debt, there will be no debt limit increase. And the cuts should be greater than the accompanying increase in debt authority the president is given.

"We should be talking about cuts of trillions, not just billions.

"They should be actual cuts and program reforms, not broad deficit or debt targets that punt the tough questions to the future.

"And with the exception of tax hikes — which will destroy jobs — everything is on the table. That includes honest conversations about how best to preserve Medicare, because we all know, with millions of Baby Boomers beginning to retire, the status quo is unsustainable...."

Imagine that: Boehner enters from stage right!

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