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Welcome back I talked earlier tonight -- Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan chairman of the House Budget Committee.
Is budget proposal came under heavy attack where President Obama today -- also endorsed governor Romney and has been campaigning with him.
I started by asking congressman Ryan with Romney's victories tonight.
Is this race so.
You know I think he's I would say by tonight the prohibitive nominee and one of the reasons why endorsed him in addition the fact I think you'll be the best presidents.
So to get the best chance of defeating Barack Obama -- the sooner we coalesce as conservatives around governor Romney.
The more likely will win in the fall and that's that's that's what I think he's the key points take out of tonight.
Which is we need to focus on the -- not fighting each other in the summer.
I think these victories -- it was a big victories are great for governor Romney so you think you should be over as of tonight.
Yeah I'm not in the -- telling people what to do their campaigns.
But I am in the business of trying to defeat Barack Obama and I think it's best it's in our interest as Republicans as conservatives to coalesce to unify.
And focus on the fall -- -- -- out some long thing in the summer that's gonna divide us.
-- the budget you.
Post passed the house.
It seems like Democrats and the president running points -- to make this budget about this general elections saying it's the start to.
He comes down to this budget really about that the choice ahead.
I am happy to have that debate we are looking for this today because we are offering the -- solutions.
-- -- showing the country how to get back to prosperity.
There's another country -- pay down -- how to create jobs I don't know -- -- prices in the senate Democrats have more than three years.
Not -- points and nine point eleven now not -- well.
He's given us four budgets all of what's half trillion dollar deficits and don't even bother trying to fix the debt problem.
So what we're getting simply from the White House is more demagoguery -- more desperation.
And more partisanship.
And I'm happy to go to the country to give them a choice of two futures what do you want.
You want the American idea -- limited government free society.
The -- with -- social safety net or do you want the cradle to grave welfare state.
Today President Obama was very pointed he said it's all about facts about math.
Gonna play some sound bites here about the specifics he listed and have you react to each one individually the year after next.
Nearly ten million college students would see their financial -- cut by an average of more than 1000 dollars each.
No it's not true we keep pell grant funding and where they are today we just don't have a huge increases.
This category of spending is double.
In the last four years we keep it where it is today instead of all these injuries that he's proposing so by not having these increases is where he comes -- -- that statement.
There would be 16100 fewer medical grants.
Research grants for things like alzheimer's and cancer and aids.
There would be 4000 fewer scientific research grants.
Eliminating support for 48000.
Researchers students and teachers.
All of these claims are false because they're making assumptions that are -- -- our budget that -- true that aren't in our budget in order to have these kinds of talking points.
In order to try and scare people of these points.
What's up wild about this to -- Brett is the president's willing to be so distort -- but the truth.
To the American people -- quite honestly I think it's sort of beneath the office of the presidency.
To make such claims like that their point is you don't have specifics that you let this specific don't decided that by the house ways and means that's not true -- put certain assumptions and our budget which are not in there.
And ignored all the specifics we put in there.
And when it comes to tax policy.
Were saying just like the Simpson Bowles commission.
Let's get rid of the tax loopholes so to get lower everybody's tax rates particularly tax shelters for -- governors -- the lord everybody's tax rates.
There's a bipartisan consensus on tax reform -- reflecting that consensus and fortunately the president.
Is objecting that consensus he -- -- higher tax rates and more loopholes in the tax code.
If this budget becomes law and the cuts were applied evenly starting in -- -- Over 200000.
Children would lose their chance to get an early education in the head start program.
Two million mothers and young children would be cut from a program that gives them access to healthy food.
Actually -- Bending his -- to the level we agreed to and we cut discretionary spending in ways will be specified.
So what's interesting about this Brad.
The president hasn't offered solutions.
He's waiting for Republicans offer their solutions -- he's distorting their their budget.
In -- -- mislead the country what I think he's trying to do is divide us in order to distract us as his election strategy so.
Is he making.
Assumptions about the cuts across the board and saying it will affect these things and you're saying it's not going to happen.
That's truth is we don't cut across the board we specify how we cut we don't cut in the way he assumes we -- that's point number one point number two.
If we don't sign up for his -- spending increases -- -- victories against that meeting if we don't sign up for his massive spending increases than were somehow cutting spending.
That's just not how math works that's how Washington works and fortunately.
In this budget became blocked by the middle of the century.
Funding for the kinds of things I just mentioned it would have to be cut by about 95%.
Let me repeat that those categories.
I just mention that we would have to cut by 95%.
As a practical matter the federal budget.
Would basically amount to whatever is left of entitlements.
Defense spending and interest on the national debt period.
The current -- that we are on does that -- -- point point 53 programs Medicare Medicaid and Social Security along with interest consume a 100% of federal revenues.
So we are on a path we're just these entitlement programs displays all the other what what he's referring to discretionary spending.
Because we get these entitlements under control because -- reformed government because -- save Medicare.
Because we get this under control -- free up fiscal space.
For those priorities.
So the president's path that he's put us on is one -- -- what he just said does actually become the case where you have no money left for all these different things government does.
Because our entitlements have exploded they don't think company bankrupt the country.
As the president lying today congressman he's distorting the truth I'll leave it that.
Do you think that this will be the defining battle of this next few months yes I think the president is getting desperate.
-- -- he's getting more partisan we're kind of used to this unfortunately.
And so rather than actually offer solutions wait for Republicans offer theirs.
-- distort the facts divide the country and played very bitter partisan rhetorical war.
I don't think you -- gonna buy this final I think -- burst water in this case giving them credit for.
I think people wanted to talk to like adults they want honest solutions and I just don't think they're gonna buy this up this kind of line.
Because they want people -- lead and offer solutions presence give us more budgets.
And four attempts at doing nothing to fix this problem why didn't you tackle Social Security.
We have a trigger an auto bill -- says that the -- takes a series go to become insolvent which it is.
And the president the trustees and congress must bring -- legislation the floor.
-- -- -- the primary driver of our debt explosion it's a healthcare entitlements and if you wanna prevent a debt crisis from occurring.
You have to deal with obamacare by -- it in -- health -- entitlements it's -- -- that the primary driver of this explosion debt which will give us debt crisis.
We know that you can get into the weeds as far as the numbers and the specifics do you think the American people can follow.
The one key rhetoric of budget needs.
To be able to digest all of this in a way that cannot be demagogue -- has in in the past.
If we have a debt crisis like here the people who gets hurt the first there were some people need government the most the poor the elderly the sick.
We want to prevent that from happening we -- -- put America back on the path to prosperity back hurting jobs gonna get our deficit under control and balance the budget and pay off the debt.
That's pretty simple stuff it's not rocket science it's not math it's it's it's this -- good governments.
And what we think we ought to do is go to the country with a clear choice of two futures so they can decide whether they want the American idea.
-- they want to trade that in for this transfer made it.
Progressive state that the president's trying to bring us to.
Last thing you've been traveling with -- Mitt Romney been campaigning with him is he fully 100%.
Behind this budget on every.
A line item that you talk -- about it and is it a full embrace.
Moderates like anybody be fully -- -- -- -- every line -- but he's clearly embraced the big policies we're talking about.
Actually -- saving Medicare cutting spending putting caps on spending getting government live within its means he's fully -- With those things that I really believe just from traveling -- Mitt Romney.
He understands the moment America is facing he knows what it takes to fix this problem and I think he has the skills.
I think he's willing he's able -- integrity.
And the moxie to actually fix this problem and -- the race the president Obama's of the country gets its legitimate choice but they deserve to make.
But what kind of country wanna be what kind of people we want to be.
Congressman Ryan as always thank you you that -- -- he would.
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