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Joining me here in the spin room is Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter Stephanie thanks for being with us thanks for having what is the vice president have to -- tonight.
Well I think he's gonna do what he always does speak the truth.
About where this country has spent over the last four years and where -- the president my ticket -- -- -- the killer also.
No holds mr.
Ryan accountable for some facts.
That have been -- -- slipping by the wayside -- -- there over the past couple of weeks from the Romney and -- campaign they're just a week ago.
That we had a presidential debate and Mitt Romney all the sudden that the there was no five trillion dollar tax can't get -- tax cut.
I'm so you know I would imagine that will be a topic tonight.
Paul Ryan wants that that he didn't have time to did math on that tax cut I think that hopefully tonight over the course of ninety minutes he could do that now for a.
You even conceded on the show that with the deductions in the credits and that while they haven't listed them specifically it would -- -- -- -- -- -- spread here's what I said.
He's put out a number of tax cuts whether it's the estate tax lowering everybody's rates by 20% getting rid of the AMT.
The highest payroll tax.
A number of tax cuts he's put on the table the total -- of those tax cuts five trillion dollar but he said debate and he adapted to -- -- if you -- -- got a cap.
You could you could reach it in the Tax Policy Center whichever side -- campaign science says.
That you could reach the number that he's talking about.
No it didn't say that the text well well and that you could reach the -- that you can you could add up the deductions and loopholes to five trillion dollars if you.
Raise taxes on the middle class that's what the Tax Policy Center says and that's what I lots of independent economists had actually -- know they they say that you don't have to if it's it could be revenue neutral.
If you take off certain.
Things off the table right.
But you know -- you mean if you don't take off the table what Mitt Romney has taken off the table he's taken investment -- come off the table is not that touched those loopholes for high end.
And come so because of what -- -- is taken off the table.
And his lack of specificity on the deductions it's really impossible to do the -- My point is is that.
Here -- down into what exactly he's going to say specifically tonight.
And Vice President Biden your saying is -- -- column on that a large part of this debate at least some -- bit possibly half is going to deal with foreign policy.
You were asked today about Libya and and specifically on the back and forth about what the administration has said and done.
Here's what you said on CNN today about that.
The entire reason.
That this is become the -- you know political topic it did it because of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan it's a big part of their stump speech.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- The entire reason has become the political topic it is.
Now obviously you know the Romney Ryan campaign jumped on that but but even from the left.
You had mother Jones saying this quote big Ozzie might be an issue because you know.
Four Americans were murdered by militants.
A lot of people jumped on -- -- -- well mostly.
People associated with the Romney campaign -- I know this person let me mother Jones and that's exactly right wing -- I was asked why it became such a political circus and who was the first person to respond to the -- attacks it was Mitt Romney and Mitt Romney was criticized that response because it was political.
By national news organizations and was asked to apologize by national waves innovations.
And he's continued to attack the predecessor on the response to it to Libya but yeah status -- White House but Brad let me just finish Cairo.
Embassy release and -- that same release the same night -- Six days seven days after the attack.
-- two days after Susan Rice.
We got on six Sundays shows and said that the attack was tied to this video the Ben -- attack.
The president went on Letterman and said this -- David Letterman about the Libya attack.
Tying it to the video.
He had a video that was released by.
Somebody who lives here.
Sort of -- -- -- character who who is extremely offensive.
Video directed at the have Mohammed and Islam making fun -- -- profit making and making fun of the Prophet Mohammed and so that this caused.
In much of the Muslim world.
But what also happened was extremists and terrorists.
Use this as an excuse.
A variety of our embassies including the one the consulate in in Libya.
By the State Department holds a conference call just the other day and the reporter asked what -- all these events that you described.
Led officials to believe for the first ever visit this was prompted by protests against the video.
Senior State Department official to answers quote.
That is a question that you would have to ask others.
That was not our conclusion -- other words the State Department did not conclude that Ben Ghazi was tied to the video.
Well that's because it was an intelligent conclusions.
But strengthen our -- and the intelligent let's let's let's back up per second.
Are you suggesting here are you suggesting that we're playing politics with then I'm not -- anything you have to ask that you have the entire reason this -- become the political topic right for people are dead.
And it resolutely and at this administration let me just get my sentence out.
This administration has treated this entire tragedy with the utmost seriousness to get to the bottom.
Of the attacks holds the perpetrators -- compatible make sure that it never happens again that's why we are being responsible.
And diligent about our investigation now at the same time that we're doing that we have two people campaigning around the country accusing us of covering something up just yesterday Mitt Romney accused of gossip covering this up how investigations -- from investigation why I thought our kids and it -- Video and as the information has become available the administration has made that -- information public the -- pro lets us okay how about this article where he's the CIA that Director of National Intelligence statement which you may disagree -- -- but you can't accuse them of playing politics.
His statement two weeks after the attack said.
If it was her with an original conclusion that the eggs people were taking advantage of protests surrounding that video to attack the embassy.
We then learned two weeks later that it was a deliberate premeditated.
Attack by terrorists now that's what response of people responsible people do when -- conducting an investigation and releasing information to the American people can never understand.
We have to get what happened at their country I have to go I'm sorry thank you for this time -- -- will be on the other side of the Rex and I heard my -- and and thank you for -- to.
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