The co-architect of a new budget deal in Congress concedes the
political accommodation is modest, but says it moves a fiscally
challenged government "in the right direction."
Paul Ryan tells "CBS This Morning" the deal he brokered
with Democratic Sen. Patty Murray of Washington state was the best
possible at a time of "divided government."
congressman went on the air Thursday to tout the agreement that,
among other things, restores $63 billion in mandatory spending
Asked about harsh
criticism from conservative groups, Ryan acknowledges "we
were a little caught off guard."
John Boehner angrily denounced two conservative groups Wednesday,
saying anybody who believes in deficit reduction should support
"nobody got everything they wanted, but we advanced our