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Mark Levin interviews Paul Ryan on the new budget agreement
« on: December 11, 2013, 12:02:31 AM »
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Mark Levin interviews Paul Ryan on the new budget agreement
Posted by The Right Scoop The Right Scoop on December 10th, 2013 in Politics | Leave a Comment

Mark Levin put Paul Ryan through his paces, as Ryan himself said at the end of the interview. Certainly Levin didn’t pull any punches as they discussed the new budget agreement, even calling it “Mickey Mouse.”

You can listen to the full interview below:

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Re: Mark Levin interviews Paul Ryan on the new budget agreement
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2013, 12:15:36 AM »
23 billion decrease over TEN years - $2.3 billion as year and the spending is immediate - the cuts are down the line....  and they are putting the money back into the military and taking it from domestic..... in other words make the plane manufacturers who donate money to campaigns happy for 2014.
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Re: Mark Levin interviews Paul Ryan on the new budget agreement
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2013, 12:21:41 AM »
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/12/10/Mark-Levin-to-Ryan-Budget-Deal-is-Mickey-Mouse

Mark Levin to Paul Ryan: Budget Deal Is 'Mickey Mouse'

by Joel B. Pollak 10 Dec 2013, 5:51 PM PDT

Talk show host Mark Levin told House Budget Committee Chair Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) that the budget deal announced today with Sen. Patti Murray (D-WA) was a "Mickey Mouse" deal, tinkering at the margins of the federal budget, undoing the sequester and exchanging immediate spending increases for future spending cuts.

Ryan countered that "elections have consequences," and that many members of the Republican caucus were worried that the next tranche of sequester cuts would hit the military exclusively. He explained that there would be a net savings of $23 billion after $62 billion in new spending was offset by $85 billion in long-term cuts.

He added that the $85 billion would be a change in mandatory spending, as opposed to discretionary spending, noting that many of the savings would come from federal employees contributing more towards their pensions. Levin countered that even changes in "mandatory" spending could be undone easily by a future Congress.

The Budget Control Act that put the sequester in place, Levin argued, had also been touted as a "permanent" deal. Ryan disagreed, while agreeing that the new deal would not solve the government's overall fiscal problems. It would be impossible to do more, he said, while Obama was president: "Elections have consequences."

Ryan also hinted at the political motivation for the deal: the GOP did not have the stomach to endure another government shutdown, and would prefer to focus on Obamacare instead. Levin responded that it was possible to focus on both spending and Obamacare, and that "nothing" was being done about Obamacare anyway.

Levin noted that the Democrats' main goal had been to undo the sequester--the Republicans' main point of leverage in budget talks--and that the deal increased overall spending in the short term. Ryan explained that parts of the sequester would remain, and pointed out that Democrats had dropped a demand for higher taxes.

The interview was cordial throughout, with Levin expressing respect for Ryan's efforts in the face of an "impossible" set of circumstances, if also showing some degree of exasperation with his answers. Ryan fought hard to defend the agreement, though acknowledged that he had a tendency to become "weedy" with the details.

Business leaders welcomed the deal, which came ahead of a December 13 deadline and before Congress's annual recess. The National Retail Federation said in a statement: "This is an early and much needed holiday present for consumers and the businesses that employ and serve them every day in communities across the country."
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Re: Mark Levin interviews Paul Ryan on the new budget agreement
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2013, 04:36:00 AM »
WOW!
What a fantastic interview. 
I think Ryan put Levin through his paces.
I loved his line..."The question for me is not, what is the world I want to be, what is the world we're in?  and the in world we're in is, the left runs the Senate and the White House, and we have the House...Can I get a step in the right direction even if I can't go a mile in the right direction?  A step in the right direction for me, and for my caucus by the way, don't keep taking it out of the hide of military, make sure that we don't raise taxes, and make sure that when we have fiscal pressure we say you gotta go after entitlement spending to reduce the deficit even if it's 23 billion dollars.

Awesome response!
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Re: Mark Levin interviews Paul Ryan on the new budget agreement
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2013, 10:12:45 AM »
Ryan looks embarrassingly idiotic.  Ryan expects us to congratulate him for sticking his finger in one meager hole while the entire financial foundation is a crumbling catastrophe.  What good is a trifling savings of $23 Billion when the deficit is approximately one trillion dollars each year?  And, he had to increase taxes to get that pittance. 

The United States is sinking financially and Ryan is on the deck rearranging the chairs.  Maybe he misses Biden?

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Re: Mark Levin interviews Paul Ryan on the new budget agreement
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2013, 11:43:44 AM »
Ryan looks embarrassingly idiotic.  Ryan expects us to congratulate him for sticking his finger in one meager hole while the entire financial foundation is a crumbling catastrophe.  What good is a trifling savings of $23 Billion when the deficit is approximately one trillion dollars each year?  And, he had to increase taxes to get that pittance. 

The United States is sinking financially and Ryan is on the deck rearranging the chairs.  Maybe he misses Biden?

He didn't increase any taxes.

What critics of the budget deal won't ever get is that there would BE no budget deal if Ryan got everything he wanted.  That the far left and far right are pissed at this deal indicates it's right where it needs to be.
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Re: Mark Levin interviews Paul Ryan on the new budget agreement
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2013, 03:49:45 PM »
Is the budget deal any better than the Sequester?  In my mind no.  Therefore, it is terrible agreement, nothing more than glossing and silk over a pig turd.

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Re: Mark Levin interviews Paul Ryan on the new budget agreement
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2013, 04:48:54 PM »
Is the budget deal any better than the Sequester?  In my mind no.  Therefore, it is terrible agreement, nothing more than glossing and silk over a pig turd.

In fact this is worse than sequester... what it does is drive us further into bankruptcy when you amortize how much this increases the deficit over the ten years (which is a joke in itself no budge is worth spit passed two years) we are moving into Greece territory.
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