Rep. Ryan: One of the most important mentors was Jack Kemp
Jimmy Kemp on influence his dad had on VP pick
- Duration 5:21
- Date Aug 29, 2012
Jimmy Kemp on influence his dad had on VP pick
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It's time to renew the American promise and to recapture any American Graham.
-- give our nation and new birth of freedom.
But liberty equality.
And justice for all we will not duck the tough issues we will lead.
We will not blame others we will take responsibility.
And we will not try to transform this country into something it was never intended to be we will not try to replace our founding principles.
We will re apply our founding principal.
You know there's a reason why we -- those two bytes together Jack candidate Paul -- the late Jack up -- a vice presidential candidate in his own right in 1996.
He was of the inspiration for the Reagan tax cuts at the time -- -- a great Kemp Roth cuts and I would have senator Roth found at the time to take your argument he brought the tenth.
Tax cuts -- that has it made those big.
Cuts in in tax rates and they were huge cuts in taxes remember we -- from a high of a top rate north of 70% eventually bring him down.
-- -- about just a magnitude of that everyone said.
Alert we're gonna fall apart of course it triggered an economic boom the likes of which we have never seen in American history.
This guy of course was just so probably a toddler at that time a body remembers -- -- -- revolution very well I'm honored to have them with us today -- camp.
A great football player in his own right and it doesn't obsess about all things Buffalo Bills which is fine by me -- -- very good at all they're -- thank you very much -- -- -- bomb.
-- -- -- -- -- -- Unbiased happens there was a huge fan of your dad's -- for many many many years and admired his.
Financial gutsy yes because people forget -- the time he was talking about it.
Undated -- this will be financial Armageddon if these tax cuts go through it right they proved to be just a -- Yeah they they were just the cut the tonic and it is such -- it was such confident message that then that is your right -- was confident.
In these ideas and he understood the John Jack Kennedy had done this as president had cut tax rates and that.
This is the way the world works you provide incentive government.
Allows incentives to work and people.
Will rise to the occasion and that's what America wants and the Republicans have got to continue to have that confident message that's what Paul is such a great pick.
Because he's confident these ideas he knows them and is able to communicate and so what -- -- important.
Aspect of this ticket a crucial aspect yes Tom.
You know your dad couldn't help Bob Dole in 96 can Paul Ryan helped Mitt Romney.
That the analogy that I really see is is -- to Reagan in eighty.
And that's what right it is to Romney in 2012 that was a 44 year old congressman.
And 43 and seven -- when Reagan adopted his economic platform and made that his own -- on that.
And Reagan didn't ask -- to be the vice presidential nominee.
But they had a great relationship in -- carried the water on the hill and Paul Ryan is -- -- And wonderful alternately you mention it because people forget the house was not.
Republican little when Reagan came in and let's that he tipped the senate his way but the house was was not until -- -- come under for absolutely so.
Your your father had some really.
Marshal the troops not only those -- Boll weevil Democrats.
But he was the guy made that happen in the -- Sleazy people forget that bill is Paul Ryan in a potential Romney administration.
Likely to play the same type of role.
Bombed obviously will be different because Cole field house and more -- he had let you connect.
Should -- can go you can also all the all those men and women grew in the house.
-- -- Brian Republicans.
He's their leader it took them a little while to come.
Who to come on board right but the key to growth right now he's getting our -- -- -- it under control.
And we have the message for growth and yes you need to have tax rates at the right.
-- that the argument has been one -- -- -- tax rates every knows that they need to be low then it would be incredibly.
Catastrophic would -- catastrophic but -- must be hugely difficult if the bush tax cuts that expire.
The best chance of that happening is reluctant Obama -- we've got to get Romney Ryan -- tax rates at -- the right level and then.
And you -- -- -- -- since he passed away.
We're trillion dollars more into tomorrow that they'll do -- feel all the more support of what you're saying we say it will son.
Our options are limited now look at that debt clock -- we we we -- what do you think do you think my dad -- said the options are limited that is.
-- that's what's called softball could think that would typically what's it.
Thank you -- well you know what he would say he would say this is the opportunity is right.
Where we should be -- position to present -- confident message it is the Republican message to message for everyone in the country we want to leave anyone behind.
And -- it's got to work in our cities and our Barrios.
And you know throughout the country and ultimately throughout the world because this is the American idea which at its root.
Is the human idea.
You know it's fear of the apple doesn't fall far from the tree it happens all of -- Just you know good -- races Jimmie thank you very very much -- camps here are good and entire family dozens dead.
Does dad proud did any.