WHEN YOU work in Congress crafting policy it’s a different story than when you stand in front of the very people you’re planning to shiv if you get the power.
From Think Progress, their post was tweeted 5,493 as of this post, with Ryan getting called “liar” and told him to “go home.”
Mr. Ryan earned the derision.
But the reality is that deficit reduction is coming and there needs to be an alternative push to compete with the grand bargain, or some alternate plan to pressure Democratic members of Congress. The first question senators like Dick Durbin must answer is why entitlements are being bargained while the Pentagon is not. Why it’s so easy for Democrats to tinker with entitlements to deal with the debt, instead of looking to corporate welfare, as well as the shenanigans the Wall Street speculators are utilizing to bamboozle us all.
I’m hardly the only one asking these questions, which are percolating throughout the political community, whether you’re a progressive, independent, or liberal.
Oh, and in case you hadn’t seen it, Speaker Boehner is meeting with Erskine Bowles and Judd Gregg, according to Politico, over the coming fiscal cliff. You’ll see Bowles name a lot in the coming months, especially if President Obama gets re-elected.
A lot is moving underneath the radar.