Thursday, February 04, 2016

Paul Ryan, the Fiscal Inebriate

UPDATE:  For even more on Paul Ryan's growing lunacy, see this site.

Apparently Paul Ryan can't (or won't) remember his own plan for spending.

...In October, in his effort to “clear the barn” for Ryan, then-Speaker John Boehner helped negotiate a two-year budget deal with President Barack Obama and Democrats. It raised the 2017 spending level roughly $30 billion above the total lawmakers set in 2011 to control spending.

In other words, Boehner--who is not only a 'fiscal' inebriate--went the Obozo route.

Though the majority of Republicans did not vote for the Boehner-Obama budget deal, the new House leadership has indicated spending bills for fiscal year 2017 must abide by the higher spending level prescribed by the October agreement.
But a new report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office projecting trillion-dollar deficit levels by 2022 appears to be persuading more than just the usual suspects to ignore the budget deal and insist on a lower spending level..

A trillion here, a trillion there, pretty soon it's real money.

Paul, what happened to you?  Or do you like your "F" rating from Conservative Review?

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