In an interview with Morning Joe on MSNBC, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) essentially said that the GOP has compromised enough on the budget. Even though President Obama made concessions on Social Security and Medicare, Ryan seems to be unwilling to come to the table.
[DEE DEE] MYERS: You mentioned CPI. It’s something President Obama put on the table that the base doesn’t like. It’s the White House telling the people it’s a sign they’re willing to put something forth to compromise. What are you willing to put on the table that your base won’t like?
RYAN: We put up budget that balances. We’ve said here how you fundamentally restructure Medicaid, Medicare. Lots of these things. The base, we represent seniors as well. We think Medicare reform is the best way to go to save this program. There are a lot of things we’ve done. The fiscal cliff was not real popular, I would add. So we, Republicans, have already done things to move to the middle to get to common ground that have not been entirely popular. But we have not seen reciprocal moves.