Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)
Mayor Cory Booker (D-Newark)
Stephanopoulos: OMG Obama is bouncing!
Stephanopoulos: Paul you said America
is in decline
Ryan: yes we have rising debt, continuing unemployment and high poverty
Stephanopoulos: that is true
Ryan: Obama has failed to fix the
Stephanopoulos: what is your plan
Ryan: we will create 12 million new jobs
Stephanopoulos: but economists say
that will happen anyway
Ryan: we need to cut taxes, drill in
public parks and privatize Medicare
Ryan: these plans have worked in
the past and they will again!
Stephanopoulos: Bill Clinton says you
will raise taxes on the middle class
or cut essential programs
Ryan: everyone knows that our
plan will work
Stephanopoulos: perhaps not everyone
Ryan: we will take loopholes away
from rich people
Stephanopoulos: awesome - which ones
Ryan: Obama wants to kill jobs by
raising taxes on small business
with 500 employees
Stephanopoulos: which loopholes
will you close?
Ryan: Ronald Reagan would love our plan!
Stephanopoulos: which loopholes again?
Ryan: it’s a secret
Stephanopoulos: are you kidding?
Ryan: we need to have this debate
in public with input from the people
only after we are in office
Stephanopoulos: you are making no sense
Ryan: we don’t want to cut a backroom deal
Stephanopoulos: but you just said you
want to make a deal after you are elected
Ryan: Up is down! Black is white!
Stephanopoulos: do you really want to
take $800 billion from Medicaid?
Ryan: Medicaid isn’t working -
why give it more money?
Stephanopoulos: I didn’t know Medicaid
was so bad
Ryan: oh yes - also we need to keep it as it is
Stephanopoulos: um what
Ryan: states and small towns are
best able to provide health care anyway
Stephanopoulos: what’s your solution
to the health care problem
Ryan: states need flexibility to implement
their own creative solutions
Stephanopoulos: like with welfare reform?
Ryan: ha touche
Stephanopoulos: under your plan there would
not more federal guarantees of health care?
Ryan: feel that sweet freedom!
Stephanopoulos: Obama said you guys
have no idea what you’re doing
in foreign policy
Ryan: Obama has failed totally in foreign affairs
Stephanopoulos: he got bin Laden
Ryan: look Obama may have been right
with bin Laden, Iraq, and Afghanistan,
but Romney would cede all decisions
to the Washington Generals
Stephanopoulos: would you accept
10 to 1 spending cuts and tax cuts
Ryan: Obama ran up the debt!
Stephanopoulos: Bush got a surplus
and blew it
Ryan: we need to keep Medicare by changing it!
We need to end the debt by cutting taxes!
We need to avoid backroom deals by
making a deal after the election!
Stephanopoulos: you’re rolling
Ryan: Spending is bad! We must raise
Stephanopoulos: thanks Paul it’s been fun
[ break ]
Will: people have stopped looking
for work which means we are
really at 20% unemployment
Will: if Republicans can’t with these
numbers they should find another
line of work - perhaps competitive
lawn croquet or full-contact dressage
Krugman: Republicans block Obama’s
plan and then say his plan doesn’t work
Paul: I had a poster of Ayn Rand
on my bedroom wall
Roberts: firing teachers is just dumb
Booker: we’ve had 30 months of job creation
Paul: Roads don’t create business -
businesses create roads
Krugman: Romney believes in Keynes
when it comes to defense spending
Rand: that’s true
Will: we have too many damn teachers
also Obama is just like Leon Trotsky
Roberts: we should stop laying off teachers
Rand: are you arguing we have
fewer government jobs
Krugman: it’s a fact
Booker: what is the Romney plan?
It’s a mystery
Stephanopoulos: Rand why is Romney
Paul: FDR caused the Depression by
not saying nice things about businesses
Booker: yeah sure
Roberts: people love their tax deductions
Will: if you’re worried about uncertainty
the solution is not Mitt Romney
Paul: things were going great from
1929-1933 until FDR came along
and caused a Depression
Booker: that’s hilarious