Paul Ryan doesn't have time to explain tax plan to you

The V.P. hopeful wouldn't do the math on "Fox News Sunday"


Natasha Lennard
September 30, 2012 6:59PM (UTC)

"Fox News Sunday" viewers will just have to take Paul Ryan at his word on GOP tax cuts, because he doesn't have time to go over the math.

On Sunday, Fox News host Chris Wallace pushed the V.P. hopeful to detail how the GOP would cover the cost of a promised 20 percent tax cut. Ryan insisted that estimates suggesting the tax cut would cost $5 trillion over 10 years are "not in the least bit true," but refused to elaborate on how the Republicans would achieve a revenue neutral massive tax cut (beyond a passing reference to closing loopholes and broadening the tax base).

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"You still haven't given me the math," Wallace prodded.

"I don't have the time, it would take me too long to go through all the math," responded Ryan.

Later in the segment, Ryan told Wallace, "We're going to win this race." Perhaps he didn't have time to go over the math on that one either.

Watch the clip below, via Think Progress' YouTube channel:


Natasha Lennard

Natasha Lennard is an assistant news editor at Salon, covering non-electoral politics, general news and rabble-rousing. Follow her on Twitter @natashalennard, email nlennard@salon.com.

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