Saturday, May 7, 2016

Ryan, Trump Far Apart on Agenda Items

In some Republican circles have already called Paul Ryan, John Boehner Jr. 
In the short times he’s been SPOTH he hasn't done anything to show he’s an improvement over the former speaker.  That doesn’t bode well for Ryan who doesn’t carry much weight with the Republican base.  Also, he’s got a primary challenge that may sneak up on him the same way it snuck on former GOP Majority Leader Eric Cantor. 

NewsMax reports House Speaker Paul Ryan and presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump are to meet this coming Thursday in Washington in hopes of ironing their differences, but it may take more than just one meeting for the two to iron out the differences in their views.

Ryan has said he is concerned about Trump's ability to champion the principles "all conservative and all Republicans share," but Trump retorted he's "not ready to support Speaker Ryan's agenda," either, leaving the two at a possible impasse.

The Hill broke down 10 policy issues where Trump and Ryan are at odds:

Muslims: Trump, just after the San Bernardino, Calif. terror attacks, called for a "total and complete shutdown" of Muslims coming into the United States.
Ryan at that point rebuked him, saying that such a ban is unconstitutional and "not conservatism."

But Trump has refused to back down, and as late as Wednesday was saying that he didn't care if the ban hurts him, and the next day, Paul said he was not yet ready to endorse him.
Raising taxes for the wealthy: Trump recently admitted to NBC's Savannah Guthrie that he favors raising taxes, even for himself, while Ryan has been pushing for tax reform and cuts, and believes that hikes are the "last thing our country needs."

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