Sunday, September 09, 2012

This Week with Geoge Stephanopoulos - September 9, 2012

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)
Mayor Cory Booker (D-Newark)
Paul Krugman
Cokie Roberts
George Will
Stephanopoulos: OMG Obama is bouncing!

Audience: wheeeeee

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
GOP recession

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

Stephanopoulos: fascinating

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
defense spending!

Stephanopoulos: thanks Paul it’s been fun

[ break ]

Will: people have stopped looking
for work which means we are
really at 20% unemployment

Stephanopoulos: wow

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
so secretive?

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

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