Obama snubs GOP budget chief

Rep. Paul Ryan, the GOP's point man for economic issues, says that he has not spoken to President Obama in more than a year.  Ryan, is probably the most important man in Congress for Obama to do business with if he wants to reduce the deficit and find an agreement that would avert the year-end “fiscal cliff,” when horrendous tax increases and spending cuts will take place if a deal isn’t struck, writes Keith Koffler. The absence of even a conversation with Ryan – no less a meeting – calls into the question whether Obama is the least bit serious about trying to find agreement ..." Read it all