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Budget deal could undercut Ryan's 2016 hopes

Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 03:14

Republican Congressman and former vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan risks losing Tea Party support after cutting a deal with Democrats, says Jeremy Mayer, public policy professor at George Mason University. This could cloud Ryan's chances of winning the White House in 2016.

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We understand is divided government we're not going to get everything we want. And so what we want to do is take a step toward that goal. There are real risks here for -- Because the Tea Party could reject him because of missed. Here's the evolution of Paul Ryan I propose a systematically. Through our programs -- roadmap for America's future he came up with a Ryan's -- That was it radical change in the way the -- of an operation. And a radical change in priorities. And radical change in approach to entitlements very brave position aren't forgetting materially mr. chairman but this is a serious time. As conservatives. I deal with the situation as it exists. Ideals with the way things are not after the way things I want them to be. This Paul Ryan that made this compromise is very different. Is -- Paul Ryan is saying hey I tried my best. But in the end of the day you have to govern and Democrats control the senate. Ryan clearly wants to run in 2016 he wants to at least maintain his viability. Bryant's young he's attractive. He's from a swing state and this deal. It will establish Ryan even more as one of the front runners but as I say there are real risks here for -- Because the Tea Party caucus. Tea Party movement. Which is the most powerful player in Republican primaries right now doesn't like deals doesn't like compromise. Unfortunately. Once again it appears the Washington establishment. Is refusing to listen to the American people. There's an interesting dynamic emerging. Senator cruise is clearly playing for the Tea Party support and he wants to run for president. The thinks he's doing in the senate is not making any deals standing on principle at every turn. Ryan is not doing that -- house he's not doing in part because he's chairman of the committee and yes some obligations to govern. He's also not doing it because I think he senses. That the Tea Party may have overplayed its hand I think Paul Ryan was Smart to not be on camera. When -- shut down was authored. And when it was and this agreement make sure. That we don't have a government shutdown scenario in January. It make sure that we don't have another government shutdown scenario in October this deal prevented a second sat down and maybe some Republicans will give them credit for that. This bill reduces the deficit by 43 billion dollars. And it does not raise taxes to legislative accomplishments lead to winning presidential nominations. Not so much. What you can lose a presidential nomination with a single vote. For Ryan. Can he be attacked. As a compromiser. As someone who maintain the welfare state. I think he can I think Ted Cruz the senator from Texas likely use that attack. If they face each other. In the Iowa Caucuses.

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Budget deal could undercut Ryan's 2016 hopes

Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 03:14