September 20, 2011 2:03 pm ET
From the September 20, 2011, edition of The Laura Ingraham Show:
REP. PAUL RYAN: Why are we halfway through a lost decade? And I will tell you. Just ask business people. It's because of all of this uncertainty coming to them from Washington. Uncertainty on how much higher their taxes are gonna go.
LAURA INGRAHAM (HOST): Well he wants to give you certainty, but he just wants to raise taxes. And this is what he said yesterday at the Rose Garden speech, joined by friends and teleprompters.
[PRES. OBAMA CLIP]: Either we gut education and medical research, or we've got to reform the tax code so that the most profitable corporations have to give up tax loopholes that other companies don't get. We can't afford to do both. This is not class warfare, it's math.
INGRAHAM: Go ahead. Your response to that.
RYAN: Well I think the president has become a pyromaniac in a field of straw men. I think what he wants to do is set up those of us on the other side of the aisle as some caricature, asign policies to us we don't have, and then defeat those arguments. The idea is to sort of win the argument by default by nullifying the notion that there's an alternative path for America.
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