Yarmuth Discusses Budget Debate on MSNBC

Calling the debt ceiling issue one of the simplest decisions Congress can make, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., made an appearance on MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown” to discuss his views the Democratic and Republican plans to reduce the national debt and deficit.

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Yarmuth continued his harsh criticism of the proposal submitted by Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, which he recently called the “Harry Potter” plan.

But the congressman also told MSNBC’s Chuck Todd that both sides have become too rigid on the issue.

” I think the public is really focused for the first time on the serious nature of our economic situation, our fiscal situation. We have the opportunity to have the kind of thoughtful conversation that we need to have,” he says. “And I don’t think either side should rule anything off the table.”