Cuomo says Ryan pick will lead to “intelligent conversation on the budget”


Asked about Mitt Romney’s selection of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said it will lead to a discussion of the nation’s finances that “Democrats should welcome.”

Speaking to reporters after the state’s much-touted “Yogurt Summit,” Cuomo had this to say on Ryan rounding out of the Republican presidential ticket:

“I’ll leave it to the Republicans to do their politics. They must have seen a wisdom to what they were doing. From my point of view, I think it’s going to be an intelligent conversation on the budget, on finances, on priorities, on specifics like Medicare. And I think it’s a conversation that the Democrats should welcome, frankly. But why they did it, it’s beyond my pay grade.”

It’s an interesting contrast to some Democrats who have chosen to attack Ryan’s budget plan, which — among many other initiatives — would shift the Medicare program to a voucher system for those not currently enrolled.

It remains to be seen what role, if any, Cuomo will play in President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. In May, Cuomo said he would help the Obama campaign “however they want me to support the president,” but Cuomo is also expected to have a small role at the Democratic National Convention.


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  1. HABIBHASAN-An American Storyteller on

    HEADLINE NEWS SAYS : “… Cuomo says Ryan pick will lead to “intelligent conversation on the budget” Aug 15th, 2012 ….” And, HABIBHASAN – An American Storyteller says ” with whom? ”

    I really would like to know when “Cuomo” says ” intelligent conversation on the Budget” What does he mean…? Who this Conversation going to be with;. Who is the ” intelligent” ? Hope!he is not referring to himself! LOL!

    HABIBHASAN – An American Storyteller

  2. Well, well go figure why would he sound like a republication here! What happened to the team player? Why anyone would think that the selection of Ryan would raise the level of intellect is beyond my grade pay. Ryan in case Cuomo wants to know has passed two (2) that right two bills in 14 years. Ryan and Mitt, have plans to cut, cut, cut and pass the saving to rich people maybe that is what appeals to Cuomo.
    He should be much more careful with his comments after all he is on the Dem side or is he. Maybe it is all that cash he got clouding his thinking foot in mouth.

  3. Cha Cha – The dancing’s almost done. Put away your cha cha shoes. The band has left the bandstand – oh wait, they came back for just one more number: A Roy Orbison number dedicated to the Administration – “It’s Oooooover!”

  4. HABIBHASAN-An American Storyteller on

    Don’t you guys think that for ( actually ) something to be over first it has to begin!….

    We ( are at an unprecedented ) time in The History of The United States where a ” Person ” who was not ” raised in The United States Got Elected By a Majority of People Who Were Either Not Raised here!

    Well! There is a big difference ( for example ) HABIBHASAN was not Born in The United States; but was ” almost raised” in The United States… !

    Just today, I heard a Lady Bragging about her 4 Passports! Now, under the Surface, if Almost x amount of Individuals who accquired US Passports ( I PRAY THAT THAT NUMBER IS UNDER 5O%)…

    AND, if those People Get Elected! Then ( perhaps ) they are prepared to surrender to ” the Galatic B%*$ S@!/.

    I am shocked and surprised to fine conflicting nagative presence… Is this what We are making of Our Nation?

    HABIBHASAN-An An American Storyteller

  5. Not only is the dance over, the band has left the building. Bill’s got his saxaphone out (among other things) and he’s playing the blues.