Paul Ryan: Obama Has No Mandate To Raise Taxes
"I don't think so because they also reelected the House Republicans. So whether intended or not, we've got divided government," Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said when asked if he thinks President Obama has a mandate. "I don't because then they would have put Nancy Pelosi in charge of the House of Representatives. You see, I think that these ideas that we talked about, I think they're popular ideas. This was a very close election and, unfortunately, divided government didn't work very well the last two years. We're going to have to make sure it works well for the next two years."