Monday, September 10, 2012

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan won't answer the most basic questions

Brutal video recap of yesterday's Sunday show debacle for Romney-Ryan:


Here's Paul Ryan's idea of campaigning by telling the American people "hard truths":

STEPHANOPOULOS: But why not specify the... loopholes now?
RYAN: ...we want to have this -- George, because we want to have this debate in the public. We want to have this debate with Congress. And we want to do this with the consent of the elected representatives of the people, and figure out what loopholes should stay or go and who should or should not get them.
And our priorities are high-income earners should not get these kinds of loopholes. And we should have broad-based policies that go to middle-class taxpayers, to make sure we can advance things that we care about, like charities. But that is a debate we shouldn't cut in a back room, shouldn't hatch a secret plan like ObamaCare. We should do it out in the public view where the public can participate.
STEPHANOPOULOS: That's exactly what I'm suggesting, having it in public before the election so voters can have that information before they make up their minds.
RYAN: We think the best way to get -- look, I've been in Congress a number of years. I've been on the Ways and Means Committee for 12 years. And we think the best way to do this is to get this framework in place, and then negotiate, work with Democrats, work with people across the aisle, have these kinds of hearings, have this conversation to get this objective.

1 comment:

  1. When does Ryan think this needs to be discussed "in the public"? The time is now, I think. A good time to do it is when somebody's actually asking about it in a public venue.
    I honestly did not think Sarah Palin would be surpassed in such a way, and so soon.