Last night, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) appeared on CBS’s 60 Minutes for an interview with Scott Pelley, filmed last week in his hometown of Janesville, WI. Below are excerpts from their conversation on healing a broken Congress, fixing the tax code, and the need for politicians to propose real solutions. The full interview and transcript can be viewed here.
A fresh round of criticism â€“ including from Bill Clinton â€“ strengthens the consensus that President Obamaâ€™s unilateral action on inversions may actually make things worse and will certainly fail to address our broken tax code, which is the real problem.
We do these five things in a meaningful way, we can reset the foundation of our economy for the next two or three generations. Provide a reliable stream of good-paying jobs. More stability and security, straight on through retirement.
Every day, as representative of Ohio’s Eighth District and as Speaker of the House, my focus is on building a stronger economy and preparing our kids and grandkids for the challenges and opportunities of the future.