The 12 Percent Solution Part 2

Some Morning Joe clips, including a Rand Paul clip, talking about spending at the federal level. Today on Fox News Paul Ryan was on with Chris Wallace talking about cutting and deficits. So at about the 8:40 mark of the video it gets a bit interesting. I have said some good things about Ryan, and I continue to believe he has, on an individual basis, put forward proposals that take some political courage. But now that he represents the Republican caucus he begins to sling some nonsense, starting with his contention that the President had punted on the deficit because he (the President) created a commission to deal with it and then ignored its findings. Thankfully Wallace called him on it, pointing out that HE WAS ON THE COMMISSION, AND VOTED AGAINST ACCEPTING ITS FINDINGS. After he stammered his way through a response he then refused to say whether the Republicans would deal with entitlement reform in 2012. Too early because of CBO baselines, or some such nonsense. Ryan then indicated that the President must lead on this issue. Ahhh, so now Ryan wants to follow the Presidents lead. I was unaware of that, thinking that the Republicans were going to carve out spending reforms across the board and get us to a balanced budget. More on the Presidents budget submission tomorrow. the latest video at

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