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Bush On Ryan's Roadmap: 'You Don't Get Steak -- Ever'

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From the Times:

"He's not saying the world's going to be full of butterscotch sundaes," is how Jeb Bush described the plan to me recently. "He's saying: 'Eat your broccoli. And then maybe you don't get to eat at all for a few days. You don't get steak -- ever.' "

It's difficult to get any Republicans to go on the record about Ryan's plan -- which is, as the Times puts it, "a little too bleak for the campaign trail" -- even though Ryan is the ranking member of the House budget committee and the party's de facto budget guy.

Read more of TPMDC's coverage of the "GOP shadow budget" here.