Paul Ryan Admits GOP Can't Govern Without A Hostage Crisis

May 29, 2013 | Updated Jul 29, 2013

Rep. Paul Ryan, the House GOP's budgetary chieftain, gave a brief but remarkable interview to the Washington Examiner's David Drucker in which he essentially conceded that Republicans will only negotiate with Democrats over the budget if they can hold the U.S. economy hostage to increase their leverage.

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