Exclusive: Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan on 'Hannity,' Part 1
GOP ticket sits down for first post-debate interview
- Duration 7:25
- Date Oct 4, 2012
GOP ticket sits down for first post-debate interview
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Have -- Hannity the consensus is in governor Mitt Romney was the decisive winner in last night's presidential debate now in a moment I will be joined for an exclusive interview -- governor Romney and his running -- congressman Paul Ryan but first.
Although even the most left wing political observers -- had conceded.
That their candidate bombed without his teleprompter last night Obama aides are trying to peg all of their candidates stumbling and bumbling on Mitt Romney.
Believe it -- not yes they are accusing the governor of lying of course they are the ones that are watch this.
Again and again and again he told a story to the American people that it's completely.
In contrast with what he said before.
And that always and unfounded in -- and that's gonna catch up with a might think that I didn't credit for a strong.
Performance I give him and asked for for being honest with the American people.
I here's the sad truth for ninety minutes it was President Obama lied about his record it was President Obama -- lied about what he would do with a second term you want proof.
Here it is.
If you want to be president yup on the American people the truth the truth.
This -- is based Danny fiscal picture arts and non profit committee for a responsible federal budget.
Has called back and Yemen and the president is also counting on savings agreed to last year when the White House and congress agreed to raise the debt ceiling.
Governor -- Central economic plan.
Calls 45 trillion dollar tax on the highway that mostly -- mostly fiction.
Tonight president Obama's head that his plan would cut the deficit.
-- forward trillion dollars that estimate comes in the left leaning Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Social Security is.
Structurally sound -- good because we put it puts the Congressional Budget Office.
Social Security will run -- financial problems I -- 2030 Vietnam Social Security pays out we'll see the tax revenue coming in.
President Obama accused Mitt Romney are proposing a five trillion dollar tax cut and thus adding to the deficit but the nonpartisan website back.
Check dot org says.
That is not true another questionable statements -- -- Obama against that -- raise taxes on upper income people.
-- needs of the race they were when Bill Clinton was president but actually many high income people would pay more than they did.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- American people the truth.
And joining me now for an exclusive interview the very first since last night showdown are Republican presidential candidate governor Mitt Romney and his running -- congressman Paul Ryan by the -- congressman Ryan I know you have to leave -- a couple minutes you won't be here the entire time.
Our governor you wanted to last night's debate you are a couple polls out -- gate they said that Barack Obama was a total one favorite.
Clearly a good night for you what do you what's your take.
Well I was pleased that I had the chance to talk about my vision for America the president was able to answer some questions that I oppose that I think Americans across the country have wanted to have answered.
And and it was that it was an evening of substance I'm I'm happy the Jim -- was.
Was willing to ask us our power positions on issues -- we could describe those who was not a big -- night coming from the moderator but instead.
A chance for the president and I'd go toe to toe on important issues people care about so like I thought it was a helpful night I think in the final analysis.
People decide what kind of America they want congressman Ryan Europe next there have been a lot of controversial statements I'll show the tape and a little bit but to save a little bit of time.
In recent weeks Joseph Biden has said that the middle class the last four years has been -- and today went out there.
And said he's gonna raise taxes yes we plan to raise taxes over a trillion dollars your reaction.
Really was half -- is about two trillion dollars but you know every now and then Joseph is a little -- he drops.
The veil and he speaks with candor and -- the middle class has been -- over the last four years he was right when he said that yes they're proposing a massive tax increase.
And two years ago when they so they're gonna prevent this tax increase because made a bad economy.
Economies growing slower today than it was then when they said that.
So they don't have a record Iran this is why the running the kind of campaign they're running what I'm excited Sean is last night.
The American you wouldn't see the guy know.
Optimistic confident leader.
A person with a plan to create jobs grow the economy that's a big country -- so they now know they have a very clear choice.
Growth opportunity or stagnation and dependency.
But basically saying four more years of the same and they gave them and -- a better choice.
Congressman vote because I know you have to go menu and you're going to be introducing governor Romney at an event soon.
I'll ask you one last question if I can't because you have your best known as being a numbers guy.
Governor Romney you're you're running mate.
He's running for president last night pointed -- the state of our economy one in six Americans are in poverty 25 million on an underemployed.
Seventy million more Americans in the last four years on food -- that's 49 million Americans.
Governor I didn't know the statistic you brought up last night but but apparently 50%.
College students are having a hard time getting that first job and we've got six trillion in new Obama debt in four years you told me once congressman.
That we've got -- two or three years before an economic calamity.
Explain what you mean.
-- that's what the -- experts are becoming a budget committee for years saying which is if we keep saying on this path we will have a debt crisis much like what what is engulfing Europe.
We've got to get off this -- Mitt Romney's from pose a plane to get us office path.
-- Obama doubling down in the same direction so that's the point we're making -- you can't keep spending money we don't have we will have a debt crisis much like that in Europe.
And they say we don't have that much time so we have a window of opportunity the next president.
We'll decide how this.
Is determined this man has put a plan out there prevent that from happening as we get this economy growing we prevented -- crisis.
And we save those people who depend on these programs so much that they've been promised for them.
That's we're going to do in the country last night saw the choice they get to make.
-- one last question whether to -- beauty together governor Romney you brought up last night the 716.
Billion dollars that was taken out of Medicare to help fund Obama care.
When you were on sixty minutes.
That you pointed out that you have a slight disagreement do you guys want -- debate that while I have the opportunity of the -- -- you -- Probably not my guess is will be debating with the other guys.
That the one thing we've we've both agree on.
And and that is that that the president's plan to use 716.
Billion dollars to fund Obama care.
Is a mistake.
And what we're running on the same platform we'll put that money back in the Medicare taking care of our seniors.
And we're also -- -- up obamacare board that will cut programs for the seniors they'll watch it put price controls that leads to denied care for current seniors.
That was a fantastic moment -- debate last night seniors see it very clear choice we're gonna protect this program the president's rating the program and -- lead to rationing and the president say in the bill correctly wrote that about 4000 times that the board ultimately decides it or some number there about I'm pretty if my wrong congressman.
They commitment they have lots of commissions in -- from boards that they site this one is one that's in charge of Medicare.
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