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Erskine Bowles praises Paul Ryan, budget plan

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A video of former Clinton White House chief of staff Erskine Bowles began circulating in conservative news outlets today. In the clip, the Democratic co-chair of President Obama's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform gives high praises to Paul Ryan's budget plan.

"I'm telling you, this guy is amazing. I always thought I was OK with arithmetic. This guy can run circles around me," Bowles tells a class of students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


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"He is honest, he is straightforward, he is sincere. And the budget he came forward with is just like Paul Ryan. It is a sensible, straightforward, honest, serious budget and it cut the budget deficit just like we did by four trillion dollars."


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"The president came out with his own plan. And the president, as you remember, came out with a budget. And I don't think anybody took that budget very seriously," Bowles continues.



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"The Senate voted against it 97 to nothing. He therefore, after a lot of pressure from folks like me, he came out with a new budget framework. And in that budget framework, he cuts the budget by four trillion dollars over twelve years. And, to be candid, this four trillion dollars cut was very heavily back-end loaded. So, that if you looked at it on a ten-year basis and compared apples to apples, it really was about a two and a half trillion dollar cut."


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And this is on Yahoo. Who would have believed it?!? Romney/Ryan need to run the shite out of this.
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LSU92
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Very good piece. The Clinton wing will undermine Obama with little snippits like this from now until election day.


HempHead
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I like how reductions in future spending have been dubbed as 'cuts'.


Rocket
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Erskine Bowles is hapless asshat who needs to be marginalized in society


sparkinator
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For the life of me, I don't understand how people can't see this administration for the joke that it is.

They clown on Ryan for having a budget, yet they can't get one for their entire administration. Andy why? Because they are scared that it will be used against them when elections come around. That should tell the general population something. They will do anything to avoid having any kind of a record to stand on.


sparkinator
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Erskine Bowles is hapless asshat who needs to be marginalized in society


I'm sure the Obama machine will be right on that.


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HempHead
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For the life of me, I don't understand how people can't see this administration for the joke that it is.


Because they watch television and lack the ability to engage in political and national metacognition.



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TigersSEC2010
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Rocket


frick, when did you get back?

And good read.


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Politiceaux
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These clips will definitely be in ads across the country.


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McLemore
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Erskine Bowles is hapless asshat who needs to be marginalized in society


a hatless asshap what?

brilliant analysis. i won't even bother reading it now. thanks for saving a portion of my Tuesday morning.


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a want
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I like how reductions in future spending have been dubbed as 'cuts'.

Even more: I like how even the smallest reduction in future spending increases is deemed virtually impossible by both parties. WTF?


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The Clinton wing will undermine Obama with little snippits like this from now until election day.


Old Slick might be from Arkansas (the land of rednecks, bigots, and cousin frickers - according to some folks) but I think he realizes if Obumma wins in Nov. then Hillary's chances in '16 go way down because after four more years of Obumma and the frick up he will create, the office would probably go back to the GOP in '16. Romney wins now and Hillary's chances go way up for '16.

I've been around Clinton politics since '83 and this guy always has a long range plan going on in his head. He could really care less if the donkey is reelected, imo.


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SlowFlowPro
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I like how even the smallest reduction in future spending increases is deemed virtually impossible by both parties. WTF?

political suicide to cut most things that need cutting. it sucks


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tigerworkpart2
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Notice the usual democrats (liberals) that frequent this board are no where to be found on this thread.


nitwit
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What's interesting is what GOP partisans read into this quote.It's stunning really.
First, the president has presented more than one competing budget for shrinking the federal budget. Bowles is not undercutting the Presidnet here, girls. Some of the same posters who continually ask where Obama's budget is skip right past this, as well as the role of the executive branch in the budget process.
Second, the reason the cuts are backend loaded is that we have been in a recession. If you are still part of the austerity first, growth second crowd (like Paul Ryan and th e Hose leaderhsip has been) ask Europe how that whole Austrian School thingy is working out...
You guys should get out more.


nitwit
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BTW, Bowles is not alone in complimetinng Ryan.
He deserves credit for his budget.
If you see the world as Ryan does, his budget makes sense, and something must be done to get us back on the budgetary track Clinton had us on before the Bush/ Cheney debacle.
Neither extreme of the two parties is likely to get us there.


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jcole4lsu
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Second, the reason the cuts are backend loaded is that we have been in a recession. If you are still part of the austerity first, growth second crowd (like Paul Ryan and th e Hose leaderhsip has been) ask Europe how that whole Austrian School thingy is working ou


Not a single legitimate poster on this site has proposed true "austerity" as a way to get the country on the right track. OTOH, the left IS proposing the absolute opposite - ala Paul Krugman.

So once again conservatives are "radicals" and liberals are "moderates".


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TK421
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I like how even the smallest reduction in future spending increases is deemed virtually impossible by both parties.


Look what happened in Louisiana last year when the budget was cut because of a decrease in revenue. Unless you are Bobby, it can't be done.


tigerworkpart2
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I have an idea lets just leave it alone and we can let the economy collapse. Then we can watch all of the liberals march in the streets and scream how they want the government to solve the problem. Oh! Then we can tax the rich 75%. Isn't this Obama's current plan?


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nitwit
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"Not a single legitimate poster..."

Very persuasive.
Oh, and nice touch equating all competing views as endorsing (Nobel Prize winning economist) Krugman's opinions.
That sort of reductionism keeps things simple, doesn't it?


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