Extended Rep. Boehner interview
Speaker of the House on 'Special Report'
- Duration 4:57
- Date Aug 29, 2012
Speaker of the House on 'Special Report'
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Talk to me about Ohio.
-- a lot of people say that that's going.
The other -- that somehow it's it's turned towards President Obama while there other states in the midwest that the -- Ryan ticket is doing well Ohio may not have.
On that term I don't see that you don't follow the pick the last polls I've seen is that you're tired of Ohio.
Well I think you know if you look at our turnout operation of the Republican side -- back to 20020042008.
Well we've got a real operation to turn our voters out.
The Obama team has lower paid people on the ground -- sort of stumbled volunteers who have a real commitment to the race.
And so I think -- Mitt Romney's perfect spot little.
Even as the economy is improving there and you know governor Casey is out there are saying the economy in Ohio it's getting better.
Is not a benefit to President Obama.
Our economy -- -- -- to have better than our unemployment rate -- down the seven point 30.
When that new rate came out last month.
The unemployment rate of 44 other states went up.
Well John Kasich is trying to do his best but he's fighting in the economic policies for -- what should make it more difficult for.
But he's working hard he's got a great team around him -- they're created jobs and so it it.
The president may get some benefit out of this but I don't think about this Paul Ryan -- and Ohio.
He does what the school Miami of -- -- -- Put yard signs up 22 years ago from -- levels of first time candidate for congress.
So there's a connection that'll help.
The everything it.
The president said the other day that he is ready in his second term to compromise -- really that's what he said to the Associated Press.
You know let's start about compromise and it's about having the courage to lead.
-- -- the -- I had a lot of very productive talks there was a -- compromising going on common ground being found but when it came time.
To actually do the deal.
He lost his courage.
Now you know that they say it was you that couldn't convince your caucus to sign on for more -- things Eric capture I.
We're in the Oval Office with the president of the United States on -- Sunday late July.
The agreement was done.
Spent two days later they just backed away from it was he lost his courage should you brought your people to the table absolutely president Lou tonight -- I'd have to supply -- the votes and he'd have to supply the other from the Democrats the deal was done in which and we don't have more than half of -- that members there.
And on entitlement reform was there ever they plan from the White House.
Was there they always said that there was some kind of you know they had a plan.
Another -- have a plan I came to -- by half a dozen ideas to improve the current Medicare system.
And that's -- there was a lot of discussion around.
Of those types of changes.
But at the end he would -- say yes.
So when they say if you repeal obamacare.
Medicare goes insolvent in 2016.
And knocked one in 24.
They're double counting the -- There's only one factor.
And -- factors was the President Obama.
House and senate Democrats voted.
To cut 716 billion dollars out of Medicare.
They can criticize our plan to save Medicare where is their plan they have no plans.
That kind of if you've watched that the first three days that after Paul finally.
Right presidential nominee.
They were just look the Democrats were gleeful I've ever regret for Paul -- on Medicare well guess what.
After about three days or stop because of rooms in the fight.
We have a plan or Medicare or -- they want they wanna have this election remembered here bring the fight on.
And you think that this is going to be a big issue heading into November 6 title it's all about the the American people are asking the question where the job.
That I asked the question -- that tax returns of -- this list.
They want to go back to work.
Last thing mr.
speaker when I go around the country I hear people that are just frustrated they just want stuff to happen out of Washington just -- Battles with the but it worked hard on the behind.
-- -- -- -- -- President Obama you know the other side says too.
I can work with anybody and they know it because.
I've worked with -- -- in Washington for years Ted Kennedy and I while we have very different believes.
-- we're able to find all kinds of common ground.
I'll work with anybody if there are serious about sitting down -- -- India.
The speaker thanks for the time thank you.