Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is setting the stage for a new round of budget battles with the Obama administration. Ryan, who is the House Budget Committee chairman, spoke at the National Review Institute in Washington, D.C., warning Republicans to pick their fights with Democrats or risk being being portrayed as “cruel and unyielding” on divisive issues.
The congressman warned about the regulations of Obamacare. He urged, “If we want to promote conservatism, we’ll need to use every tool at our disposal. Sometimes we will have to reject the president’s proposals.”
Press Secretary Jay Carney said off-camera earlier this week that President Obama believes, “We need to compromise, not be absolutists, but agree … that the need to act on behalf of the American people should compel us to make reasonable compromise while we stick to our principles.”