Rand Accuses Paul Ryan of Making a ‘Secret Handshake’ Deal To Raise Spending

‘Paul Ryan was instrumental in getting rid of sequester’

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BECK: “Last week, when we found out the House was going to go with Paul Ryan, I just about flipped my wig, maybe a lot, because I think the GOP is just hanging themselves. You put another guy in who is going to play the same game and block the liberty people, you are going to lose the presidential election. To me, this is why people like Trump are, at this point, up at the top, because people are sick of the game, absolutely sick of the game. What do you think should happen in the House?”

PAUL: “I've traveled the country, and what I hear from Republicans is the same things -- very unhappy. Republicans control the House, the Senate, and they are doing nothing. We have no exerted the power of the purse... My question is, will the next speaker exert the power of the purse? He's got a chance, we have a debt ceiling, what are they going to do? ... In 2011 we played this gambit and the president said he wouldn’t negotiate with a gun to his head, but then it turned out he did negotiate, and we got the sequester. Which was an across the line slowing down of the rate of growth of government, it wasn't even a cut. But you know who abandoned it? Paul Ryan. They got together about a year and a half ago and the people on the right said we need more money for the military, and the people on the left said we need more money for welfare, and they got together and did the secret handshake, and we got more money for both. But that means that Paul Ryan was instrumental in getting rid of the sequester. My question now, do we really believe he is going to use the debt ceiling to get reforms?”

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