Romney Stresses He’s Not Running On Ryan Budget

September 24, 2012 10:02 a.m.
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Mitt Romney repeated his claim that he is not running on Ryan’s budget in an interview on CBS’ “60 Minutes” that aired Sunday night, saying that he’s “the guy running for president” and that he has his own plan. 

Romney’s comment came in response to a question from CBS’ Scott Pelley about the $716 billion in Medicare cuts that are in both President Obama’s health-care reform law and Paul Ryan’s budget, but that Romney has promised to repeal.

“He was going to use that money to reduce the budget deficit,” Romney said. “I’m putting it back into the Medicare and I’m the guy running for president, not him.”

Paul Ryan also mentioned his budget plan in an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published Sunday. In contrast to Romney, Ryan said his budget is evidence that Romney is willing to put “specifics out there.”

“[H]is very selection of me as his running mate, the guy with all the specifics, who’s put out all these solutions on the table,” Ryan said, “shows you very clearly Mitt Romney’s not afraid of making big decisions, making tough decisions, putting specifics out there.” 

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