Romney Runs Away From Ryan’s Views: “I’m The Guy Running For President, Not Him”
When Scott Pelley asked Mitt Romney on 60 Minutes about how Paul Ryan could criticize President Obama for a $716 billion cut in the rate of Medicare growth when Ryan had the same number in his plan, Romney ran way from the Ryan plan.
ROMNEY: He was going to use that money to reduce the budget deficit. I’m putting it back into the Medicare and I’m the guy running for president, not him. So what I do in my Medicare plan for younger people coming along is say this: we’re going to have higher benefits for low-income people and lower benefits for high-income people. We’re going to make it more means-tested. I think if you do that we’ll make sure to preserve Medicare into the indefinite future.