Erskine Bowles - Ryan budget is “sensible … honest, serious”

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    wow, really? the Democratic Co-chair of the Deficit commission? Noooo way....:eusa_eh:

    yes way....


    snip from clip;

    “Have any of you met Paul Ryan? We should get him to come to the university. I’m telling you this guy is amazing, uh. I always thought that I was OK with arithmetic, but this guy can run circles around me. And, he is honest. He is straightforward. He is sincere.

    And, the budget that he came forward with is just like Paul Ryan. It is a sensible, straightforward, serious budget and it cut the budget deficit by $4 trillion…just like we did.

    The President came out with his own plan and the President came out, as you will remember, with a budget and I don’t think anyone took that budget very seriously. Um, the Senate voted against it 97 to nothing. He, therefore, after a lot of pressure from folks like me, he came out with a new budget framework and, in the new budget framework, he cut the budget deficit by $4 trillion over 12 years. And, to be candid, this $4 trillion cut was very heavily back-end loaded. So, if you looked at it on a 10 year basis and compared apples-to-apples, it was about a $2.5 trillion cut.”

    Erskine Bowles | 2011 Lambeth Lecture - YouTube!


    in all seriousness, its worth watching, honest guy.


    hat tip HotAir.
    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/08/13/video-erskine-bowles-says-ryan-budget-sensible-honest-serious/
     
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    He must have children and grandchildren....or wants grandchildren....
     
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    Imagine.... an Administration with real leadership!
     
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    the video goes on, Bowles doesn't love everything Ryan wants to do and thats fine, but he agrees hes serious and its certainly worth hashing out, as Ryan has been with Democratic senator Ron Wyden.
     
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    And persona non grata to the Democratic party!
     
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    Have you not heard? This is a non issue. Romney has specifically stated he is "not running on the Ryan Budget" That too he has tossed under the bus.

    Makes you wonder why he picked Ryan. It begins to appear to be a sucker punch to the base.

    Oh well, they have been being sucker punched for 50 years.
     
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    If Ryan is serving a "phony" as VP...does it really matter?
     
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    :lol:
     
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    Of course it is... while Ryan acts like an adult and addresses issues.. team Obama runs around whining about contraceptives, Ann Romney's horse and some guy'ss wife dying from cancer.

    They're toast.
     
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    obama is also running on the issue of taking the nation into all out socialism.
     

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