On Sunday, Newt attacked Paul Ryan’s Path to Prosperity as “too big a jump.” He also said, “I don’t think right-wing social engineering is any more desirable than left-wing social engineering.”
But in Iowa, at the Conservative Principles Conference in March, Newt was praising the plan. He told PJTV’s Tony Katz that the Ryan plan offered “a very bold budget that includes entitlement reforms, it includes very significant cuts in government spending.”
Watch the interview here:
Here’s Newt’s analysis (again, from March) of Paul Ryan’s Path to Prosperity.
I think you’re going to see in the next couple of weeks, Paul Ryan, the chairman of the Budget Committee, produce a very bold budget that includes entitlement reforms, it includes very significant cuts in government spending. It is a major step towards getting government under control, and I know from talking to Congressman Ryan that he is really putting together something that’s very bold and very decisive. So, I think that’s coming in the very near future. I think you’ll see continued cuts in the continuing resolution process and I think you could see a serious effort to repeal Obamacare on the debt ceiling. So, I think the next three or four months are going to be very action-packed and that people are going to have a chance to see some very significant changes.
We are definitely seeing “some very significant changes.”