In a recent interview with Philip Klein of the Washington Examiner, House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) resurrected his repertoire of fixes for all that ails America and warned the GOP of being too confident in the upcoming midterm elections.
“This idea of running as a referendum, assuming a wave, assuming you’ve got the wind at your back … I don’t buy that,” Ryan said.
The former 2012 vice-presidential candidate again defended his proposals for budgets that would cut deeply into services for low-income Americans.
In response to criticisms about the proposed cuts, Ryan told McKay Coppins of BuzzFeed last April that his budget is not meant to address the needs of the poor.
“I can’t speak for everybody and put my stuff in their budget,” he said.
In the latest Examiner interview, Ryan reassumed possession of his proposals, boasting that, “I wrote and passed four budgets in a row.”
Ryan also took a page from his 2012 campaign book, insisting that the Affordable Care Act is an economic drain and must be repealed.
“I would start over, quite frankly,” Ryan said.
The Congressional Budget Office has noted that the ACA will slash $1 trillion from the federal deficit in 20 years.
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