Skip to comments.Brit Hume interview with Paul Ryan on Medicare, budget plan, relationship with Romney
Posted on 08/14/2012 3:52:56 PM PDT by GOPinCa
Exclusive: Republican vice presidential candidate sits down with Brit Hume for first solo interview since VP announcement
Video Link: http://video.foxnews.com/v/1785458730001/
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I saw the interview. On the Medicare issue, the GOP just has to say that Obama has already taken $716 billion out of Medicare. It is the law. Moreover, current Medicare recipients will be affected by the so-called Death Panel—an unelected group of bureaucrats making life and death decisions. And the only control is that it takes two-thirds of Congress (a very high bar) to overrule its decisions. Otherwise it can do whatever it wants.
Obama steals $700 billion from Medicare retirees (who paid into the system their entire working life) to fund Obamacare and cover those who have paid nothing into the system.
Romney/Ryan will repeal Obamacare and restore the $700 billion back to Medicare and its rightful owners.
Drive it home!
Paul Ryan is sharp, concise, and on message. Great first solo interview. The Romney camp’s plan to turn the Medicare argument back on to the Democrats, as evidenced by their new ad that illustrates Obama’s $716 billion cuts to Medicare, is a great move to counter all the lies and distortions coming from the left.
It’s a no-brainer that this is a race to introduce and define Ryan to the very large number who do not know him.
This interview is part of this. Brit is a much better pick than Couric.
I wonder: Is there *any* mainstream interviewer that would do a fair job?
Agree. The point is that the money has already been taken from Medicare. It is the law of the land. Whatever Romney or Ryan may or may not do should not be the issue. All we know is that they both want to repeal Obamacare to rescind those cuts.
I also saw the panel discussing the interview--Charles Krauthammer made an excellent point--Ryan should not even try to defend HIS budget, but rather defend Romney's, which does not take ANY money from those currently receiving Medicare.
And, I would LOVE to see Romney do an ad showing a wheel-chair bound grandma on the bottom rails of a subway, where two trains--named deficits and unemployment--are ready to collide, with Romney and Ryan rescuing her and announcing:
"Sometimes the only way to save someone fron a trainwreck is to have the courage to stand on the third rail to do it!"
Why the McCain “brain-trust” (I use the term loosely) didn’t realize this is beyond me.
A picture of Obama's head on a Cow and on the Udder the word Failure...
Granny's wheelchair needs Jet Engines given how Moochelle used AF1 and Pelosi needs to be their lighting the engines given her use of Military Jets as Speaker and her role in Obamacare...