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Paul Ryan Slams Budget Deal, 'Not the Way to do People's Business'

Paul Ryan Slams Budget Deal, 'Not the Way to do People's Business'
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By    |   Tuesday, 27 October 2015 11:23 AM

The presumptive new House speaker is bashing outgoing Speaker John Boehner, Senate leaders and the White House for their backroom budget deal, declaring the "process stinks."

Wisconsin GOP Rep. Paul Ryan lashed out at the deal which goes for a vote to the full House on Wednesday — the same day the GOP caucus is expected to nominate him for House speaker — and promised a change in direction. The full House votes on its speaker Thursday, Politico reports.

“I think this process stinks,” Ryan, R-Wis., told reporters Tuesday morning. “Under new management, we are not going to run the House this way.

"This is not the way to do the people's business," Ryan continued. "And under new management we are not going to do the people's business this way. We are up against a deadline — that's unfortunate."

"But going forward we can't do the people's business this way. As a conference we should've been meeting months ago to discuss these things to have a unified strategy going forward," he said.

Politico reports the deal will actually help Ryan, setting budget levels for two years, lifting the debt ceiling until March 2017, and eliminating the threat of a government shutdown until October 2016.

Still, Politico notes, Ryan wasn't involved in the negotiations and wants to distance himself from it, as it comes under conservatives' attacks.

Conservatives, however, appeared resigned to the outcome.

"We can't stop it. He's in league with the Democrats," Kentucky GOP Rep. Thomas Massie said of Boehner on Tuesday. "I mean I don't think there's anything you can do at this point."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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The presumptive new House speaker is bashing outgoing Speaker John Boehner, Senate leaders and the White House for their backroom budget deal, declaring the "process stinks."
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