Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)
Gregory: welcome to Meet The Press brought
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Ryan: thanks David and thank you Boeing
and your almost Flameless Planes
Gregory: you are very worried about the debt
Ryan: the Senate hasn't passed a
budget in four years!
Gregory: are old people takers and not makers?
Ryan: not my mother – she worked hard!
Gregory: some say you would impose savage
cuts on poor children and victims of disaster
Ryan: no we really want a safety net but
in America we have a culture that saps Americans'
initiative and desire to work hard
Gregory: which part of the safety net
makes people lazy?
Ryan: food stamps – six months on those
and people forget how to work hard unlike
when I was young and on welfare and
was determined to better myself
Gregory: that makes perfect sense
Ryan: America is a great nation of
moochers and lazy welfare cheats
Gregory: isn't the problem in Washington
that people just don't have enough beers together
Ryan: no – the problem is that
Barack Obama doesn't think that
the best way to help poor people
is to cut taxes for rich people
Gregory: Obama is plotting to destroy
Republicans just like they did to him four years ago
Ryan: the debt is going to wreck America!
Gregory: please continue Congressman
Ryan: we have to have an honest debate
about how Medicare is ruining Amierca
Gregory: what did you learn from the election?
Ryan: that the American people are wonderful
but chose a person who will destroy this country
Gregory: what did you learn from losing?
Ryan: we must persuade more poor people
deregulating corporations will help poor people
Gregory: what about immigration?
Ryan: immigration is a good thing!
We don't hate hispanics! I swear! Marco! Rubio!
Gregory: can immigration reform get done in 2013?
Ryan: yes if Obama loves immigrants
as much as we do
Gregory: could ever vote for gun control?
Ryan: maybe we could have a background
checks all the time instead of just some
of the time
Gregory: that's a big concession
Ryan: but let's not just bring out political ideas
when the real problem is people suck
Gregory: you blame the President for
our terrible culture
Ryan: Obama is planning a Political Conquest!
Gregory: oh my
Ryan: the question is will Obamza
go along with Republicans or keep acting
as if he's President
Gregory: what is the Republican plan?
Ryan: if Erskine Bowles were President
the GOP would be very happy
Gregory: Paul will you for President in 2016?
Ryan: it's too early now to say how
delusional I will be in four years
Gregory: fair enough
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Gregory: Obama offered a liberal vision –
he's the Reagan of the Left -
so says Charles Krauthammer!
Gregory: Paul Ryan says Obama is only
interested in political conquest
Woodward: Paul Ryan is the Future of America
Gregory: I love him
Woodward: if the two sides just sit down
together we can finally cut entitlements!
Mitchell: all Obama said in his inaugural
speech was human rights and equality
under the law for women and others were important
Gregory: but we must cut spending!
Koppel: of course we must
Gregory: Jim DeMint how can we
finally enact a conservative agenda?
DeMint: the debt and spending became the
most important moral issue of our time since 2009
Gregory: the country just made a choice
and voted for Obama
DeMint: that doesn't matter
Gregory: it doesn't?
DeMint: the American people want us to
cut taxes for the rich and raise them on the poor
Gregory: they do?
DeMint: yes look at how horrible Europe is
Jealous: hey unemployment is still a big problem
Gregory: how can we persuade Obama to
propose big spending cuts for the good
of the country?
Koppel: you have a mental illness Fluffy
Woodward: can't we please just have a
little entitlement cutting? Pleeease?!?
Woodward: if we cut the debt unemployment
will come down!
Woodward: businesses need to see the
debt cut for their psychology before
they can hire more people
Gregory: how do we persuade the
President raise the retirement age?
Mitchell: the dirty liberals who got him
elected don't like that
Gregory: I hate those filthy hippies
and their luxious retirement!
Mitchell: they are so smelly
Gregory: Bobby Jindal said the GOP
has to stop being the stupid party
DeMint: the debt is a moral argument!
Gregory: did you hear what I said?
DeMint: our children will inherit a terrible debt!
Gregory: I think Jindal was talking about
offensive comments about
legitimate rape or the lazy 47%
DeMint: liberals hate minorities!
Gregory: okay then
DeMint: Democrats failed the negroes in
Detroit and Philadelphia
Jealous: good lord will you ever learn?
Gregory: Jim is talking about rape really smart?
DeMint: we know from science that rape victims
should be forced to have their babies
Gregory: I love how crazy you are
DeMint: Obama is not the President!
Gregory: Ted Iran scares me
Koppel: we are entering the most
dangerous time in American history
Gregory: sweet jesus
Koppel: Israel may bomb Iran in the spring
and then Iran would lauch a cyber war which
would be worse than WWII
Woodward: it's even worse than that
Gregory: how could it be worse?!?
Woodward: North Korea may bomb the Oscars
Gregory: Hillary Clinton says the world is unstable
Mitchell: she is warning Obama that we
cannot retreat from the world
Mitchell: also Obama is re-fueling French planes
in Mali which is troubling since they will
not accept cheddar only brie
Mitchell: Mali is the most dangerous place on
earth except for Afghanistan or Pakistan
or North Korea or Florida
DeMint: Obama sends signals of weakness
which could invite a terror attack
Gregory: like Bush did before 9/11?
DeMint: no that didn't happen because
Bush was a tough cowboy
Jealous: oh my god I am losing IQ points
just listening to this conversation
Koppel: since 1945 we are using fewer tanks
and have more cyber war
Gregory: you sir are brilliant
Gregory: Obama is raising a lot of eyebrows
by praising his Secretary of State on television
Obama: Hillary was an awesome Secretatary of State
Clinton: of course I served in the cabinet
– what the hell else was I going to do?
Gregory: joe biden must be soooo mad hee hee hee
Mitchell: if Hillary runs in 2016 she clears the field!
Woodward: nobody puts Biden in a corner
Gregory: and that's another
episode of Meet The Press