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Bloomberg Television interview Rep. Paul Ryan today about his budget and tax plan, and the reception it's been getting in town hall meetings.

Paul Ryan, Bloomberg TV
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In a nutshell:
Paul Ryan on the reception he is getting from constituents:

"The crowds are overwhelming supportive. I'm very excited."

Roll tape.

RYAN: I agree with the first — I totally agree with that sentiment. First of all the tax system we have is a corrupt system it doesn’t work. It benefits a handful of people and businesses at the expense of everybody else. What I would say is let’s get rid of the tax shelters that let’s some pay get away with paying no taxes –

CONSTITUENT: Do it first! (cheers from audience)

RYAN: Come on, it’s not worth the peanut gallery. Let’s clean up the tax code and lower our tax rates. The reason why I say, the president’s commission said the same thing, we’re taxing our businesses our employers, a lot more than our competitors are taxing theirs –

(Audience boos, hisses)


CONSTITUENT: He’s lying!

You could say the crowd was definitely enthusiastic, and overwhelmingly supportive of something, though I don't think it's Ryan's tax plan.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Fri Apr 29, 2011 at 01:25 PM PDT.

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