Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Paul Ryan Helped Kill the Grand Bargain

Damn, and all this time I had been giving Eric Cantor sole credit for killing the grand bargain: (thanks to Dan for sending this my way)
Mr. Ryan’s enormous influence was apparent last summer when Representative Eric Cantor, the second most powerful House Republican, told Mr. Obama during negotiations over an attempted bipartisan “grand bargain” that Mr. Ryan disliked its policy and was concerned that a deal would pave the way for Mr. Obama’s easy re-election, according to a Democrat and a Republican who were briefed on the conversation.

Well done Paul Ryan and Eric Cantor. You had a Democratic president offering benefit cuts to the bedrocks of our social safety net, and you turned it down. I support your reelection if you can pull this off in the lame duck session.

Kidding. Sort of.

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