Paul Ryan defends tough budget proposal, part 2
GOP lawmaker on 'Hannity'
- Duration 6:27
- Date Mar 12, 2013
GOP lawmaker on 'Hannity'
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Stop Paul Ryan saved granny.
I see -- smiling for.
Where you had to know this was coming that no matter what happens the president was gonna say.
You're hurting children Garrity old people poor people I mean it's predictable this.
I feel like.
Bill Murray in the movie Groundhog Day you have -- you know this is this is par for the course and fortunately this -- means nothing gets done.
Hopefully we can get through all of this mess look if you want to know what our budget does go to budget dot house dot gov -- -- -- yourself.
Let me -- -- what we're doing let me go over the highlights again you have increased spending 3.4 percent every year for ten years you gonna save Medicare.
You -- -- right you've got to also reform how we deal with for example people on food stamps you can open the keystone pipeline and energy.
No new taxes repeal obamacare and the budgets balance in ten years.
Now frank what are your thoughts on Patty Murray she's apparently general wants to raise taxes the senate by -- trillion dollars what do you think -- -- well.
I'm glad she's actually finally doing a budget they haven't done a budget in the senate in forty years now so at least -- doing one which the law requires the president.
Still hasn't submitted his yet his was due February 4.
It's his fifth year in office she'd like to think he'd get it on time by now.
So -- a little frustrating but the point is at least they're doing it but -- we got from Patty Murray today is.
A trillion dollars in new taxes on top of that one point six trillion they've already -- -- they never balance the budget not not talking about ten years they never ever balance the budget.
When the president answer that question George Stephanopoulos but how he's not balance the budget.
He's never balancing the -- that's the point they're making which is never meaning that we have a debt crisis and what happened Sean.
Is if we never balance a budget if we keep adding deficit upon deficit.
We have a debt crisis like -- -- pass.
That means -- uses our health care benefits that -- people on the season that get a -- -- cut an eagle on the streets that means you have a recession.
These are the things we prevent from happening by balancing the budget balancing the budget is -- it means to an end it's growing the economy is creating opportunity.
It's getting government to live within its means it's doing what all families and businesses do which is make sure.
They don't live beyond your means make sure you give your kids a debt free nation.
That's what we're proposing and -- we see the senate and the presidency that they never ever want to balance the budget.
I mean act I just don't think that's leadership.
You know I agree with you.
But here's what I'm have a hard time understand the president likes to use the word fair.
Allen's you know he ready with George Stephanopoulos.
You know insinuating that you -- to hear her children they had this ad plan before you budget ever came out throwing granny over the cliff.
-- like -- gone back to this you're gonna increase we are gonna spend more money 3.4 percent increases every year for ten years.
You get to a balanced budget because if we don't -- balance budget are we stealing from our children and break it open their piggy banks.
Is that his planned to rob our children -- That's right and this is a crushing burden of debt our kids can literally cannot survive we've never done this in this country before we've always left the next generation better off.
But don't forget the fact that this deficit and debt -- today's economy.
It's making it more uncertain for businesses it's promising that our currency is the based in the future that we have inflation on the road that we have high interest rates.
These things -- today's job market council balancing the budget helps grow the economy today.
It helps people -- -- for work it helps families or living paycheck to paycheck.
Get better -- -- -- a better life.
This is why we're proposing these things are welfare reforms.
-- -- the basic question which we measure poverty fighting by how much money we -- our programs.
Or maybe we should measured by how many people are getting out of poverty how many people are helping -- that's the point we're trying to -- here's.
How do we make people's lives better.
And balancing the budget is a means to that and fifty million Americans a record in 2012 nearly fifty million Americans on food stamps one in six Americans in poverty right six trillion in new Obama debt.
Arm -- I was thinking about putting -- try to put myself in your position I know you you've met with the president earlier this week.
And no I knew when your budget was going to be released that or -- -- last week he met with them.
That he demagogue it he did it within five minutes of your release pretty much.
Did you ever challenge him on these issues that every time somebody talks about balancing the budget.
And saving social security and doing big things that need to be done he demagogues.
Did you ever ask him why does that give a -- gonna say Mr.
President why do you do that.
Let me just say we had a very frank conversation.
Very candid conversation nice Alonso in -- that's not fair for you come on god gave us is now I know I want to be fair to the conversation which is.
I tell exactly what I thought.
You -- -- -- leagues yeah absolutely.
I was the first time I've ever had -- cover socializing more than two minutes with them.
Other than a couple public exchanges we've had on television I've never had a lengthy conversation -- them until this moment.
And I just thought for the sake of daily starting a relationship -- that's all we're doing.
Candor is the best way to go recycled precisely what I thought I don't precisely what I thought of of the rhetoric.
The policies and why it is we're doing what we're doing he think he got tired venture right when he didn't -- -- -- it.
Well lightly she understands my perspective at least understands why we're doing what we're doing.
And why we.
Propose these policies and he gave me this is side of the story is well silly -- a candid and frank exchange I don't think there's any use.
Any excuse for a demagogue I think it's beneath the office of the presidency.
A serious budget and by the way ten years I think it's better than the last budget I think.
-- -- it's any reasonable person could say -- we're gonna spend more money every year.
I don't think they're gonna have an easy time demagoguing this like last time but thank you so much for being with a I agree.
I appreciate -- thank trap me and but they'll try they will demagogue still ahead tonight.