Guess who is a moderate? Not Paul Ryan. He talks like one, and you would too if you were facing a serious challenge in your district, no one liked your ideas except the lunatic fringe, and you never had a job outside of government since you last said the words “would you like fries with that order?”
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan said Thursday he is encouraged by his early talks with Senate Democrats and hopes the two parties can skip past “grand bargains” and focus on “achievable” goals such as substituting entitlement reforms for sequestration cuts this winter.
“We need to focus on achievable goals,” Ryan told POLITICO. “If we spend our time talking about a grand bargain, we will fall far short, because that will require each party to insist on the other compromising its core principles. And in this divided government, we’re not going to do that.”