Ryan Says Tax Reform Will Be 'Far Easier' Than Health Care Reform

Nichole Vega
August 23, 2017

Ryan has condemned white supremacists and neo-Nazis, but when asked Monday about condemning President Donald Trump's "both sides are to blame" comments, Ryan avoided taking a firm stance, in Liebert's opinion.

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Janesville is putting himself in the national spotlight. "It was described to me recently by one of our military planners that the last 16 years our comprehensive Afghanistan strategy was 16 one-year strategies". We need to call it what it is.

"I concluded that the security threats we face in Afghanistan and the broader region are vast", Trump said.

Ryan says he's pleased that Trump is moving away from having a timetable for withdrawing from Afghanistan and wants to prevent creating a safe haven for terrorists. "I hope he heard the concerns of his constituents, because people are really scared, people are really hurting, because he is in a position to do a lot of good, not only for his district but for the whole country". He said that while he thought the president "messed up", more of a response was needed from everyone, regardless of party.

"Those wishing to jeer Ryan behaved themselves for the most part", Woodward Jr. said.

House Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) stepped up and brokered a revised version of the bill, known as the MacArthur amendment, along with Tuesday Group co-chairman Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-NJ).

"This is not about Republicans and Democrats", Ryan said, adding that all Americans "need to keep our moral outrage".

"He (Ryan) said that's just business and other states are having to do the same thing", he said.

Of Trump, Ryan said, "He needs to do better". The Washington Examiner has more on Ryan, who pointed to the inability, due to Senate rules, to include measures in the health-care bill like medical liability reform and interstate shopping.

Tapper is right: There is a difference between a town hall and an interview, and it would not have been right for Tapper to usurp the audience in its right to question Ryan.

David Yankovich, the candidate for Wisconsin's 1st Congressional district, tweeted: "The only #RyanTownHall that matters is when he answers actual questions from the man standing next to me". Ryan said a vote to condemn Trump would only further divide the country and turn the conversation into a partisan fight.

Trump "made comments that were much more morally ambiguous, much more confusing, and I do think he could have done better", Ryan said of Trump's second press conference on the matter.

It's not the first time Ryan has criticized Trump's rhetoric, but his break with Trump was significant as the speaker prepares to work with the President on a full agenda this fall including tax reform and raising the debt ceiling.

"Obamacare is collapsing", Ryan said. Wisconsin won out over several other states.

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