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It up and nothing is out of bounds senator Harry Reid vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan and a warning to President Obama.
Here's Senator McCain on the record.
-- -- -- -- -- -- Nice to see you Greta I'm sorry you were not with the us.
How would you add your right to -- -- sequestration -- -- we had a good time muted we to have some fun we were up in Nevada and of course we got the predictable reaction from senator Harry Reid.
These all these these senators terabyte is millionaires who wanted to take care of -- -- -- -- -- who is this.
You know that the kind of usual and Harry Reid over the top statement.
-- let me ask you but I'm saying Harry Reid out in just go back to -- not to rehash what's been going on a campaign but.
His statement about the tax returns with the governor Romney -- how I'm curious first night I know you've seen some of the tax returns but.
Why not release the tax returns besides the fact that no -- -- -- not be bullied by someone else.
Well why should he -- every other.
Presidential candidate they release their last two years including me.
Senator Kerry's wife for.
Released non her protection -- -- We don't know that she's extremely -- -- -- person and I don't blame her for not doing that.
But the fact is he's doing what every other presidential candidate has done and again this is diversion.
He -- saying to divert.
From the jobs and economy and the more you can increase the negatives.
Mitt Romney and then the better off they are because they sure can't run on their record.
Well I did find it appalling that he said they had the sort of anonymous source.
Who told him that someone had -- have -- investor.
And senator Harry Reid is a lawyer and he knows that you know that there -- in that courtroom in the country that would -- -- something because -- -- when -- just seconds gossip they may even be fictional.
Seven as some surprise that he that he did that haven't there which is separate and apart from the issue of whether tax returns should be released or not.
Well senator Reid does some rather bizarre things I've noticed over the years what.
-- Joseph McCarthy went to West Virginia had to say that he had a list of people in the State Department.
Who were Communists.
Harry Reid went to the floor of the senate.
To quote an anonymous source saying that he knew that.
That Mitt Romney had not.
Paid any taxes I -- which is worse.
Joseph McCarthy wanna West Virginia and saying that he had an anonymous sources.
Or Harry Reid going to the for the United States senate and saying he has synonymous he has anonymous sources which are really an attack on the reputation.
Mitt Romney so look this campaign has sunk to lows the likes of which I have never seen.
And it's disgraceful and respectable.
But it is what it is and so it really -- -- much point in complaining about it but.
I don't think over time the American people think this -- really worthwhile exercise to accuse someone.
Which quoting -- quote anonymous source that's a violation of everything Americans believe him.
Well afford it tactically how candid dust have been right now I mean I realize at the Romney Ryan take would not be talking about the economy.
Last week -- absorbed with senator Harry Reid and tax returns.
Today the dialogue seems to -- Medicare and debt.
And the budget that -- credit good -- Paul Ryan was advocating in the house I tell me how does how does it.
How does -- campaign and get -- dialogue over the topic here she wants.
In this instance the economy for Ryan and Romney.
Well first of is that -- -- used to say are stubborn things when we.
Had obamacare on the floor of the senate -- you know for many months.
The First Amendment.
I proposed the First Amendment to obamacare which -- restore the 700 billion dollars in cuts to Medicare.
That was used in order to help pay for Medicare the second -- -- I think is important the president assured the American people.
That the obamacare would -- the health care costs down in other words we could count on.
Health care costs being reduced.
Now what Paul Ryan is proposing is to give people a voluntary.
Option and I emphasize voluntary.
No one by the way upon above age 55 would be affected by any.
These proposals but a voluntary proposal they don't have to -- to exercise.
In other words to put the private sector into it and other options that seniors might have.
And if you're bending the health care costs down at this -- mom prompts it would.
-- it shouldn't be a problem to have a ceiling on those cars you see the logic of what I'm saying.
Pet I didn't hear you and I know that it's certainly has.
At least this week has consumed of the discussion in the campaign.
Let me ask you about another issue which is sequestration come January.
There unless something happens there's going to be a huge -- -- in many areas of the kind of the government.
Tell me what can be done to sort of forced all the sequestration.
And come up with a solution that really works -- -- wise and prudent.
For so I think we did a stupid thing when we said that they -- -- if they select committee.
Failed in on the super committee and then there would be automatic across the board cuts he should never do across the board cuts because you take immediate action.
Two programs that are valuable and important and put them on the same level as -- that need to be eliminated.
-- or -- so I I plead guilty it was a bad thing to do okay now having said that.
We are now aware that the secretary defense all of our uniform chiefs of said he would.
Devastate our national security he would devastate our ability.
To address our national security challenges I mean in the most graphic terms.
Now at the same time the secretary of defense won't tell us what those this specific.
Results might be which is I am told on instructions from the White House but the fact is.
That of them of the spending is on national defense and yet it's taking 50%.
Of the cuts so.
What we need to do we need to sit down together Republican and Democrat and the present United States.
And say look let's put things on the table we would put.
Loophole closed closers on the table we would not -- rate increases because even the president himself a couple of years ago said that.
Racing tax rates in tough times.
Would be bad for the economy I'll always I've actually now been playing the old tax the rich that class warfare card but the fact is.
We should sit down we should come to a conclusion to a bird.
Frankly the across -- board cuts on defense which would devastate our national security.
But also the across the board cuts which would affect things like cancer research national institute of health and others.
And that -- serious reductions are not against reducing.
Defense spending in here in areas where can be saved but I would remind you we've already -- -- 480 billion dollars worth of attack.
-- that reductions in defense spending already.
And now this would be another have to trillion dollars on top of it.
And again don't take my word -- take the word of our uniform chiefs and our secretary of defense you -- It would devastate our defense the first and foremost obligation of -- United States is commander in chief.
The president -- estates has done nothing to see leadership role he's been AWOL.
He has not even showed any concern.
About these impending cuts which would do what is secretary of defense says the president and I -- should lead he's commander in chief.
Call us together will sit down we'll talk and we knew we think we could come up with a way to avert what would be a catastrophic effect on the men and women in the military.
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