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Erskine Bowles Praised Paul Ryan, Criticized Obama At 2011 Event

Erskine Bowles Praised Paul Ryan, Criticized Obama At 2011 EventErskine Bowles, co-chair of President Barack Obama's budget-deficit commission, had unusual praise for Paul Ryan at a 2011 event, shown in a video posted to YouTube on August 12.

"I’m telling you this guy is amazing," Bowles said in the video, reportedly taken at a 2011 University of North Carolina event.

The past praise for Ryan and his budget plan is a stark contrast to his recent criticism
of Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's tax plan. Bowles also
criticized Obama's plan at the time, saying nobody "took that budget
very seriously":

“I always thought that I was okay with arithmetic. [Paul] 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, honest, 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. He, therefore,
after a lot of pressure from folks like me, he came out with a new
budget framework, and in that new budget framework, he cut the budget
deficit by $4 trillion over 12 years. And, to be candid, this $4
trillion cut was very heavily back-end loaded. So, if you looked at it
on a 10-year basis and compared apples-to-apples, it really was about a
two and a half trillion dollar cut.”

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Added: Aug-15-2012 Occurred On: Aug-15-2012
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  • I wonder if my buddy DCMFOX has seen this?

    A great TV ad for Romney/Ryan!

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  • Actually Erskine Bowle’s more notable accomplishments included serving as head of Administrator of the Small Business Administration, President of the the North Carolina system of Universities( Head of all the Presidents of North Carolina's Universities), and named by Obama as the Democratic Chairman of Obama's Nat'l Comm on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, better known as Obama's Budget Committee to clean up his 4 yr increase in National Debt of 5.674 Billion vs Bush's 4.899 Bil in More..

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  • Erskine Bowles is a shade tree guy. Take him with a grain of salt.

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