Hot Air Exclusive Video: Paul Ryan pushes back on president’s repeated calls for tax hikes

posted at 8:55 pm on October 12, 2011 by Tina Korbe

If we taxed all millionaires in America at 100 percent, that money would run the government for just four months. Yet, to hear President Obama talk, we can solve the nation’s debt and jobs crisis just by asking “the rich” to “pay their fair share.” At a time when America’s competitors are lowering their corporate tax rates, the president proposes to tax 35 percent of business income at 50 percent within the next 14 months. Common sense tells us that will do nothing to encourage hiring. But Rep. Paul Ryan, Chairman of the House Budget Committee, says it all better than I ever could:

Upward mobility, equal opportunity and economic prosperity? Sounds good to me.

Update: This post originally incorrectly stated the president’s proposals would cause 60 percent of all businesses to be taxed at 50 percent. The post has been corrected above.


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He sure is handsome.

carbon_footprint on October 12, 2011 at 8:57 PM

and clean

carbon_footprint on October 12, 2011 at 8:58 PM

and so articulate.

carbon_footprint on October 12, 2011 at 8:58 PM

But, I was not happy seeing him push that old lady off of the cliff. That was just mean.

carbon_footprint on October 12, 2011 at 8:58 PM

Burma Shave.

carbon_footprint on October 12, 2011 at 9:01 PM

But, I was not happy seeing him push that old lady off of the cliff. That was just mean.

carbon_footprint on October 12, 2011 at 8:58 PM

Sometimes you just have to take care of business. Her time was up.

arnold ziffel on October 12, 2011 at 9:02 PM

Hey, Bonehead, why aren’t you running for president?

Trust me, there’s no qualification exam.

sharrukin on October 12, 2011 at 9:04 PM

Hot Air Exclusive Video: Paul Ryan pushes back on president’s repeated calls for tax hikes

Well, except for AIG.

Notorious GOP on October 12, 2011 at 9:04 PM

How can anyone trust him, he looks too sincere.

David in ATL on October 12, 2011 at 9:05 PM

Sometimes you just have to take care of business. Her time was up.

arnold ziffel on October 12, 2011 at 9:02 PM

Compelling point, he was just being thoughtful. She is much happier now.

carbon_footprint on October 12, 2011 at 9:05 PM

wow, carbon, five in a row up top.

John the Libertarian on October 12, 2011 at 9:07 PM

If Paul Ryan is the right’s intellectual, William F. Buckley must be weeping in heaven.

Tax hikes for millionaire “jobmakers” are long overdue.

Occupy Hot Air. Hahaha.

bifidis on October 12, 2011 at 9:08 PM

She is much happier now.

carbon_footprint on October 12, 2011 at 9:05 PM

She isn’t chowing down on Alpo any longer.

darwin-t on October 12, 2011 at 9:08 PM

Oh I bet,Hopey has an axe to grind,going back to the
Healthcare Summit,with Ryan!!

canopfor on October 12, 2011 at 9:09 PM

and so articulate.

carbon_footprint on October 12, 2011 at 8:58 PM

Good taste in wine, too.

peski on October 12, 2011 at 9:10 PM

wow, carbon, five in a row up top.

John the Libertarian on October 12, 2011 at 9:07 PM

I know, I could have pushed it to ten. Twilight zone.

She isn’t chowing down on Alpo any longer.

darwin-t on October 12, 2011 at 9:08 PM

So true, or Kitchen Kat. Kitchen Kat is actually moist and pennies less than Alpo.

carbon_footprint on October 12, 2011 at 9:11 PM

wow, carbon, five in a row up top.

John the Libertarian on October 12, 2011 at 9:07 PM

Lots of us have lot’s of time on our hands these days.

peski on October 12, 2011 at 9:11 PM

Dang it. I’m late… here’s my spam.

I’m not worried about rich people. They are doing just fine.
-Mitt Romney

El_Terrible on October 12, 2011 at 9:12 PM

But, I was not happy seeing him push that old lady off of the cliff. That was just mean.

carbon_footprint on October 12, 2011 at 8:58 PM

It was either that or the pain pill.
/

Electrongod on October 12, 2011 at 9:13 PM

Watch this,as Obama Campaign Rhetric OverLoad/OverDrive
on Demonization and the Forever Job creation NeverEnding
Job speech’s,going back to July 2007!!

Oh,and graphs linky too!!!

Montage Video:
—————

Obama Presidency by the Numbers
Oct 4 2011
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*********************************

How should the American people assess the performance of their president? One way is to examine key performance metrics, such as jobs, economic growth and inflation.

This video offers a comparison of some of these metrics from at the beginning of President Obama’s term to now. Decide for yourself if you are better off today than you were then.

A special thanks to John E. of the Ace of Spades HQ for providing the infographs used in this video available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnnyshop/6196456311/sizes/o/in/photostream/

This link includes references to the sources for the statistics cited in the video.
===================

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfMjbS0oWrE

canopfor on October 11, 2011 at 7:16 AM

canopfor on October 12, 2011 at 9:13 PM

Hey, Bonehead, why aren’t you running for president?

sharrukin

-bonehead, +Eleventy

chimney sweep on October 12, 2011 at 9:15 PM

and so articulate.

carbon_footprint on October 12, 2011 at 8:58 PM

I like the crease in his pants.

-Uncle Joe

And when he speaks I get this tingle up my leg

-Chrissy

/

alohapundit on October 12, 2011 at 9:17 PM

He is so cute with his little eddie munster hairline. Little vampire man.

Oh, and I love what he says! lol

bridgetown on October 12, 2011 at 9:18 PM

I don’t think Obama’s Vendetta Evangelists will hear the message

faraway on October 12, 2011 at 9:19 PM

He is so cute with his little eddie munster hairline. Little vampire man.

Oh, and I love what he says! lol

bridgetown on October 12, 2011 at 9:18 PM

Damn it! I left out his “widow’s peak”! Again!

carbon_footprint on October 12, 2011 at 9:20 PM

About time. The republicans should have a nationwide tour matching Obama’s, responding to everyone of his speeches and comments, ridiculing his “Job Plan” at every turn.

neuquenguy on October 12, 2011 at 9:20 PM

Paul Ryan isn’t a real conservative…why do you guys care what he says?

tomas on October 12, 2011 at 9:21 PM

Remember…..,

Team Hopey is going to make his last stand,on Millionaire Taxs!

He knows,backing off,will p*ss off his RabidZombieObamaVoterBots!

canopfor on October 12, 2011 at 9:22 PM

Running for president would cut into his P90X time.

Cool clip. Thanks.

tuffy on October 12, 2011 at 9:23 PM

Burma Shave.

carbon_footprint on October 12, 2011 at 9:01 PM

LMAO

Tim_CA on October 12, 2011 at 9:24 PM

Burma Shave.

carbon_footprint on October 12, 2011 at 9:01 PM

carbon_footprint:Very nice,I’m think Obama might have,

……………………”Siege at the Khe Sahn”!!:)

canopfor on October 12, 2011 at 9:24 PM

The decline in troll quality here at Hot Air has me concerned. Has MMFA run out of Soros money? Dave Rywall, call your office.

OhioCoastie on October 12, 2011 at 9:25 PM

If Paul Ryan is the right’s intellectual, William F. Buckley must be weeping in heaven.

Tax hikes for millionaire “jobmakers” are long overdue.

Occupy Hot Air. Hahaha.

bifidis on October 12, 2011 at 9:08 PM

He is weeping but not over Paul Ryan! He weeps for a Nation he does not recognize anymore, one that Democrats and their libtard followers such as yourself have ruined, just because you want it for free. He weeps for you bifidis, he is sad that you have received such a terrible education to believe these charlatans. Either that or he weeps that you are not actually getting the help that you need, padded room comes to mind!

bluemarlin on October 12, 2011 at 9:25 PM

Excellent piece. He should have gotten into this thing if nothing else to guide the discussion on economics. The guy knows his stuff.

Southernblogger on October 12, 2011 at 9:26 PM

Tax hikes for millionaire “jobmakers” are long overdue.

Occupy Hot Air. Hahaha.

bifidis on October 12, 2011 at 9:08 PM

Whoops. That video was meant for thinking people only. Now get back in the circle and repeat what the man with Mr. Microphone says.

Patrick S on October 12, 2011 at 9:27 PM

Damn it! I left out his “widow’s peak”! Again!

carbon_footprint on October 12, 2011 at 9:20 PM

Widow’s peak! I couldn’t think of the name! Thanks! lol

bridgetown on October 12, 2011 at 9:28 PM

Interesting how as Obama and the Left become more vicious and unabashed in their assault on us, people like Ryan become more mild-mannered. I’m not prepared to say this is perverse, but I would like to hear an argument that it is working.

rrpjr on October 12, 2011 at 9:28 PM

We need to make that into an ad.

Cindy Munford on October 12, 2011 at 9:30 PM

It won’t encourage budget cutting either. Once the Dimocrats know how much EXTRA is coming in, they’ll go out of their way to make sure “cuts” are as light as possible.

GarandFan on October 12, 2011 at 9:37 PM

Burma Shave.

carbon_footprint on October 12, 2011 at 9:01 PM

Well done. LOL

love the screen name BTW

inviolet on October 12, 2011 at 9:40 PM

Why aren’t you running, dude?

lorien1973 on October 12, 2011 at 9:44 PM

He should have gotten into this thing if nothing else to guide the discussion on economics. The guy knows his stuff.

Southernblogger on October 12, 2011 at 9:26 PM

YES It is my biggest disappointment in this election that Ryan isn’t running.

msmveritas on October 12, 2011 at 9:45 PM

************Finally Found It******************************

EAT THE RICH!
Uploaded by BillWhittleChannel on Mar 31, 2011
**********************************************

Is America really broke? Michael Moore (and others) tells us that there are oceans of cash being hoarded by the wealthy. But Iowahawk (iowahawk.typepad.com) did a little addition, and armed with these statistics Bill and the ‘Hawk blow a hole in the “hoarding” lie big enough to fit a documentary filmmaker through.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=661pi6K-8WQ

+++++++++++++++++++++
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Feed Your Family on $10 Billion a Day
March 15 2011
****************
*****************

Seems like these days I hear a lot of whiney whiners whining about “out of control government spending” and “insane deficits” and such, trying to make hay out of a bunch of pointy-head boring finance hooey. Sure, $3.7 trillion of spending sounds like a big number. “Oh, boo-hoo, how are we going to get $3.7 trillion dollars? We’re broke, boo-hoo-hoo,” whine the whiners. What these skinflint crybabies fail to realize is that $3.7 trillion is for an entire year – which translates into only a measly $10 billion per day!

Mister, I call that a bargain. Especially since it pays for all of us – you and me, the whole American family. Like all families, we Americas have to pay for things – health, food, safety, uncle Dave America with his drinking problem. And when little Billy America wants that new quad runner they promised, do Mom and Dad America deny him? No, they get a second job at Circle K, because they know little Billy might have one of his episodes and burn down the house.

So let’s all sit down together as an American family with a calendar and make a yearly budget. First, let’s lock in the $3.7 trillion of critical family spending priorities; now let’s get to work on collecting the pay-as-we-go $10 billion daily cash flow we need.
Alot More…………….)
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http://iowahawk.typepad.com/iowahawk/2011/03/feed-your-family-on-10-billion-a-day.html

canopfor on October 12, 2011 at 9:47 PM

Just lurve me some Lincoln ….

“There is more involved in this contest than is realized by every one. There is involved in this struggle the question whether your children and my children shall enjoy the privileges we have enjoyed.”
– August 22, 1864 – Speech to the One Hundred Sixty-sixth Ohio Regiment

pambi on October 12, 2011 at 9:54 PM

carbon_footprint on October 12, 2011 at 9:01 PM

A beard

That’s rough

And over grown

Is better than

A chaperone

Burma Shave.

derft on October 12, 2011 at 9:55 PM

bluemarlin on October 12, 2011 at 9:25 PM

Patrick S on October 12, 2011 at 9:27 PM

I was wondering who would take the troll bate.

peski on October 12, 2011 at 10:08 PM

I was wondering who would take the troll bate.

peski on October 12, 2011 at 10:08 PM

Well, feeling scrappy today!

bluemarlin on October 12, 2011 at 10:12 PM

Na, just not in the mood to respond to idiots posting drivel. I almost countered myself, as did you and Patrick S, but then visualized the next 5 or 6 pointless exchanges with numnutz, and decided I’d just poke the ribs of whoever DID respond.

peski on October 12, 2011 at 10:17 PM

But, I was not happy seeing him push that old lady off of the cliff. That was just mean.

carbon_footprint on October 12, 2011 at 8:58 PM

Sometimes you just have to take care of business. Her time was up.

arnold ziffel on October 12, 2011 at 9:02 PM

Fellas! Fellas…..it’s okay only as long as she was a lefty Prog.

CatchAll on October 12, 2011 at 10:18 PM

can’t get it to work, says it’s “private”.

Share the wealth Hot Air!

Daemonocracy on October 12, 2011 at 10:19 PM

Oh well, I know what he is going to say anyway.

Hummer53 on October 12, 2011 at 10:20 PM

I was wondering who would take the troll bate.

peski on October 12, 2011 at 10:08 PM

What can I say. I guess I really really miss crr6. /

Patrick S on October 12, 2011 at 10:26 PM

The link to YouTube is listed as a private video. Anyone else having this trouble?

paconservative on October 12, 2011 at 10:30 PM

Why’s it say it’s private?

dforston on October 12, 2011 at 10:31 PM

Exclusive is cool but the video only says private.

Speakup on October 12, 2011 at 10:35 PM

Too many people accessing the video? Google feel threatened that the peons might start liking Paul Ryan? Private? Really?

AZfederalist on October 12, 2011 at 10:54 PM

when I click on the video, I just get a black screen and a message: “This video is private”

How can I get the video to play? I would like to hear Ryan.

Old Fritz on October 12, 2011 at 10:59 PM

GOP MESSAGING…….

it sucks (don’t believe me, look at the poll that showed over 60% approval for the “JOBS” bill).

Can’t one single castrated Republican in the ‘leadership’ team in D.C. get up the courage to say that these jobs last a year and then will force the communities/states to raise taxes or face layoffs of these UNION jobs?

Nope (see previous “sucks” sentence).

But if you’re looking for a complete Progressive takeover of the U.S.A. then this is your moment.

PappyD61 on October 12, 2011 at 11:04 PM

Burma Shave.

– carbon_footprint on October 12,

Ha Ha!

But you’re showing your age.

Chessplayer on October 12, 2011 at 11:19 PM

The video is so exclusive, it’s private. :(

irishspy on October 12, 2011 at 11:19 PM

I’d suspected Paul Ryan was a private kind of guy, but this is ridiculous.

waelse1 on October 12, 2011 at 11:25 PM

Burma Shave.

carbon_footprint on October 12, 2011 at 9:01 PM

lol, took me a while to get that, way before my time but it still rang a bell.

Daemonocracy on October 12, 2011 at 11:57 PM

Ummmm… is it just me, but when I click on play is says “This video is private.” ????

MsUnderestimated on October 13, 2011 at 12:32 AM

MsUnderestimated on October 13, 2011 at 12:32 AM

You’re not alone. Plenty of others have also mentioned the problem.

batter on October 13, 2011 at 12:43 AM

About time. The republicans should have a nationwide tour matching Obama’s, responding to everyone of his speeches and comments, ridiculing his “Job Plan” at every turn.

neuquenguy on October 12, 2011 at 9:20 PM

+++1

This, with a group of Republican spokesfolk, no Presidential candidates, sharing the speaking.

Also, at each stop, they should point out he is campaigning and how much the trip is costing taxpayers.

Don’t give this guy any break at all. He got elected President with a resume that made a lousy case for reelecting him to the Senate. We need to crush his spirit at every single stop, from now on.

Adjoran on October 13, 2011 at 1:44 AM

Ummmm… is it just me, but when I click on play is says “This video is private.” ????

MsUnderestimated on October 13, 2011 at 12:32 AM

Same thing happened to me.

Left-wing shenanigans???

landlines on October 13, 2011 at 3:26 AM

As of 01:35 PDT the video has been taken private.
{^_^}

herself on October 13, 2011 at 4:37 AM

Let’s soak the rich, GOP-style
******************************

September 28, 2011
By Marc A. Thiessen, The Washington Post

President Obama is campaigning for reelection by casting Republicans as the party of the rich because they oppose his plan to raise tax rates on wealthy Americans. “If you’ve done well,” Obama declared in Cincinnati last week, “then you should do a little something to give something back.”
(More……………)
=======================

http://paulryan.house.gov/News/DocumentSingle.aspx?DocumentID=262097

canopfor on October 13, 2011 at 6:39 AM

No Go,it’s private.

docflash on October 13, 2011 at 6:40 AM

No Go,it’s private.

docflash on October 13, 2011 at 6:40 AM

Well, Tina did say it was “exclusive”.

Rod on October 13, 2011 at 7:50 AM

If Obama intended to take this nation down to second tier status -he would do nothing different. For those who still foolishly believe that he’s merely inept, I would suggest that no president in history has been as successful in implementing his agenda. It just happens that few are still aware of his real goal -even after he’s given us enough evidence to make us run away from him as if he were a slick used car salesman trying to sell us on the same clunker.

Unlike George H. W. Bush – don’t read his lips – watch his actions!

Don L on October 13, 2011 at 8:02 AM

Sound economics isn’t the issue. Getting the voters to accept a government without free lunches, guilt free abortions, pornography protection, shoving God out of the public square, everybody pays taxes, etc.
Far too many conservatives own some of this package too, or we’d have avoided ever having a president and Democratic party birthed in Joe Stalin’s soul.

Don L on October 13, 2011 at 8:08 AM

The issue at hand isnt an academic lecture, regardless of the truth Paul speaks… its framing the narrative, of which videos of smart people talking just dont do it.

Odie1941 on October 13, 2011 at 8:15 AM

No Go,it’s private.

docflash on October 13, 2011 at 6:40 AM

No go here, either.

MrLynn on October 13, 2011 at 8:59 AM

Update as to why the video is private please…
-

RalphyBoy on October 13, 2011 at 10:36 AM