Paul Ryan Talks Economics, Immigration On "Meet The Press"
House Budget Chairman and former VP candidate Paul Ryan discusses his view on the current debt crisis.
RYAN: Look, I decided to not comment between the election and the inauguration because I wanted to see what kind of president we were looking at here. What kind of path and trajectory he was putting his administration on. And all of the statements and all of the comments lead me to believe that he's thinking more of a political conquest than political compromise.
And that's my concern. And this is why we're going to have a big debate this spring about how to balance the budget. About how to save us from a debt crisis. About how to grow the economy. And I think there are issues, like immigration reform, where there are Democrats and Republicans who want to come together to fix the problem. The question is will the president frustrate that or will he facilitate that. I just don't know the answer to that question.