Watch Rep. Paul Ryan’s full interview with Brit Hume video from Tues. Aug 14, 2012. Broadcast on Fox News Special Report with Bret Baier it was the first solo interview with the presumptive Republican Vice Presidential candidate recently picked by the presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Gov. Mitt Romney. Full replay video and details are below.
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Part 1 of the replay video is posted above; part 2 is posted below, followed by some excerpts from the text.
Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin is chairman of the House Budget Committee, and now VP running mate. He discussed a range of topics including such hot button issues as his budget plan, A Roadmap for America’s Future, and his views on the reform of Medicare and how Ayn Rand influenced his world view.
Watch the interview video part 2 below.
Here are a few transcript excerpts. On how Obama campaign and super PAC ads has gone after him for his views on reforming Medicare:
“Absolutely, because we’re the ones who are offering a plan to save Medicare, to protect Medicare, to strengthen Medicare. We’re the ones who are not raiding Medicare to pay for Obamacare. We’re the ones who are repealing President Obama’s 15-person bureaucratic board that will put price controls on Medicare that will lead to denied care for current seniors. We’re the ones continuing the guarantee of Medicare for people in or near retirement. And you have to reform it for the younger generation in order to make the commitment stick for the current generation. President Obama is actually damaging Medicare for current seniors. It’s irrefutable. And that’s why I think this is a debate we want to have, and that’s a debate we’re going to win,” he said.
On Ayn Rand and objectivism:
“She showed how the pitfalls of socialism can hurt the economy, can hurt people, families and individuals [...] which says freedom, free enterprise, liberty is so much better than totalitarianism, socialism,” he said.
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