Carl Cameron Talks Medicare and Foreign Policy With Paul Ryan After Campaign Rally in Florida
Fox News’ Carl Cameron spoke to VP candidate Paul Ryan during a key campaign stop in Florida. Despite his young age, Ryan reminded Cameron of his experience in Congress over the past 14 years. He said that people will see through President Obama’s “smear” campaigning because they’re not going to accept the “failed leadership” of the past four years.
During his speech today in The Villages, a primarily retirement age community, Ryan made the case for the Romney/Ryan Medicare reform plan. He added to that in the interview, noting the bipartisan origins of the plan, “Mitt Romney came out with his Medicare reform plan first, before we did in the House. But as we got into looking at this issue, talking with Democrats, it evolved to be a plan that is now bipartisan. This Medicare reform plan originated in the Clinton bipartisan commission to save Medicare; it’s a bill with bipartisan support.”
Cameron brought up the fact that although Ryan said he opposed the stimulus package, he did write a couple of letters asking for stimulus projects. Ryan responded, “My office sends
tens of thousands of letters to various federal agencies. This went through what we call my case work system where it was treated as a case work request for constituents. I take full responsibility for it, it wasn’t my intention to send letters supporting stimulus. But this doesn’t change the fact that the stimulus was a bomb; it didn’t work, it was a boondoggle.”
In regards to foreign policy, Ryan criticized the president for being “late to speak forcefully to pronounce our values.” Ryan said, “Bashar Assad is butchering his own people; and so I think we were late to helping the opposition do what they need to do to get this dictator out of there.”
Watch the full interview below: