GOP Leaders Link Efforts To Control Health Entitlement Spending To Debt Ceiling Hike
Boston Globe: Boehner Sticks By Call For Linking Spending Cuts, Debt Ceiling Hike
In an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press," Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, a Republican, backed Boehner and blamed Democrats for what he characterized as their unwillingness to curtail expensive health care entitlements. "If we fix the programs that are the drivers of our debt, then we reduce a debt crisis likelihood,"’ Ryan said. "Then we actually bring borrowing down, which opens up certainty for investors" (Borchers, 5/21).