Funny how Democrats suddenly turn on Paul Ryan’s Medicare Plan when in the past many of them thought it sensible, honest and serious.
Democratic Co-Chair Erskine Bowles is one of those that thought Ryan’s plan was great.
Here is a Leaked cell phone footage of Bill Clinton cozying up to Paul Ryan
The day after the stunning upset in the special congressional election in upstate New York, Rep. Paul Ryan is a man under fire.
ABC News was behind the scenes with the Wisconsin Congressman and GOP Budget Committee Chairman when he got some words of encouragement none other than former President Bill Clinton.
“So anyway, I told them before you got here, I said I’m glad we won this race in New York,” Clinton told Ryan, when the two met backstage at a forum on the national debt held by the Pete Peterson Foundation. But he added, “I hope Democrats don’t use this as an excuse to do nothing.”
Ryan told Clinton he fears that now nothing will get done in Washington.
“My guess is it’s going to sink into paralysis is what’s going to happen. And you know the math. It’s just, I mean, we knew we were putting ourselves out there. You gotta start this. You gotta get out there. You gotta get this thing moving,” Ryan said.
Clinton told Ryan that if he ever wanted to talk about it, he should “give me a call.” Ryan said he would.
Obama Praises Ryan Roadmap in 2010 , praise from President Obama for Ryan putting forth a “serious,” “legitimate” proposal to save our critical health and retirement security programs for current and future generations. The President went out of his way to commend Ryan for his proposal, calling it genuine, detailed and a legitimate plan to tackle our fiscal crisis. President Obama spoke at the GOP Retreat in Baltimore earlier today, and discussed entitlement reform and additional budget challenges with Ryan.
President Obama: I think Paul Ryan, for example, the head of the Budget Committee, has looked at the budget and has made a serious proposal. I’ve read it. I can tell you what’s in it. And there’s some ideas in there that I agree with.”