Monday, August 13, 2012

Former Clinton White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles Praises Paul Ryan Budget

A serious man for serious times!
Erskine Bowles – who co-chaired President Obama’s Deficit Commission and previously served as chief of staff for President Clinton:

Have any of you all met Paul Ryan?” Bowles asked. “We should get him to come to the university. I’m telling you this guy is amazing
“I always thought that I was okay with arithmetic, but this guy can run circles around me.
“And he is honest, he is straightforward, he is sincere. And the budget that he came forward with is just like Paul Ryan. It is a sensible, straightforward, serious budget and it cut the budget deficit just like we did, by $4 trillion…
“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. The Senate voted against it 97 to nothing.
 In 2010 President Obama appointed Eskine Bowel to the The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (often called Bowles-Simpson/Simpson-Bowles from the names of co-chairs Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles in order to get a handle on our huge mounting debt. I think he knows something about the subject and he is not a "right winger"! Listen to him yourself:

This was posted by Jake Tapper of ABC News one of the few evenhanded MSM reporters.