Paul Ryan Angers Conservatives by Failing to Mention Obamacare in Op-Ed
Paul Ryan Angers Conservatives by Failing to Mention Obamacare in Op-Ed (DonkeyHotey)

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), once the poster-child of the Republican Party during the 2012 presidential election, has been strangely quiet during the Tea Party-engineered government shutdown over defunding Obamacare. Well, Rep. Ryan wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal detailing how to break the stalemate and the conservatives pounced. Um, get out the popcorn. This is about to get crazy.

In the Wall Street Journal op-ed, Paul Ryan proposed a deal to solve the government shutdownIf Mr. Obama decides to talk, he’ll find that we actually agree on some things. For example, most of us agree that gradual, structural reforms are better than sudden, arbitrary cuts. For my Democratic colleagues, the discretionary spending levels in the Budget Control Act are a major concern. And the truth is, there’s a better way to cut spending. We could provide relief from the discretionary spending levels in the Budget Control Act in exchange for structural reforms to entitlement programs.

Defunding Obamacare, which was the reason the Tea Party-led government shutdown occurred in the first place, wasn’t mentioned in his column. Ryan’s column, which is calling for a pivot from the mess and straight to entitlements, isn’t fitting in with the narrative being spewed by House Republicans, who now want to tie Obamacare to the debt ceiling.

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