Bill Clinton Basically Agrees That Dems Are Playing Politics With Medicare
Bill Clinton and Paul Ryan were caught chatting off stage at an event yesterday at a forum on the national debt held by the Pete Peterson Foundation. During their discussion Bill Clinton basically agreed with Ryan that democrats were playing politics with there “Mediscare” attacks and that something needed to be done to fix Medicare.
The day after the stunning upset in the special congressional election in upstate New York, Rep. Paul Ryan is a man under fire.
But ABC News was behind the scenes with the Wisconsin Congressman and GOP Budget Committee Chairman when he got some words of encouragement none other than former President Bill Clinton.
“So anyway, I told them before you got here, I said I’m glad we won this race in New York,” Clinton told Ryan, when the two met backstage at a forum on the national debt held by the Pete Peterson Foundation. But he added, “I hope Democrats don’t use this as an excuse to do nothing.”
Ryan told Clinton he fears that now nothing will get done in Washington.
“My guess is it’s going to sink into paralysis is what’s going to happen. And you know the math. It’s just, I mean, we knew we were putting ourselves out there. You gotta start this. You gotta get out there. You gotta get this thing moving,” Ryan said.
Clinton told Ryan that if he ever wanted to talk about it, he should “give me a call.” Ryan said he would.
What a shock.
Now even Bill Clinton admitted that democrats are playing politics with serious issues like saving Medicare and that they have no intention of cutting spending.