Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Former Clinton White House Chief of staff praises Ryan budget.

Former Clinton White House Chief of staff praises Congressman Paul Ryan's proposed budget.  Erskine Bowles served as White House Chief of staff from 1997-1998 and is known for being the Democratic co-chair for President Obama's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.  President Clinton appointed Bowles to head the Small Business Administration in 1993 and then Bowles served as Clinton's   White House Deputy Chief of Staff, before becoming the Chief of staff in 1997.

In the video below Mr. Bowles states, “Have any of you all met Paul Ryan? We should get him to come to the university. I’m telling you this guy is amazing. ... 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 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." 

This is a pretty strong endorsement from a prominent Democrat and his quote will no doubt end up in a Romney ad.  I doubt the mainstream Obama media will report this endorsement because it doesn't fit their narrative and it may hamper their efforts to re-elect Barack Obama.


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