The Republican tax cut plan must speed ahead or it risks getting bogged down by lobbyists, the House speaker said in an interview with Reuters Wednesday.
“When the details come, that is when you’re going to see K Street coming to Congress. And that’s why this hasn’t been done for 31 years,” Ryan said.
His white-water rafting metaphor: ““We’ve been going through Class 3 rapids, which is a pleasant ride. It’s nice. Everybody pretty much stays in the boat and it’s pretty good. But we’re about to go through Class 5 rapids, which is the biggest rapid you can go through,” he said. “We’ve got to make sure that everybody stays in the boat and we get the boat down the river.”