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Monday, January 28, 2013

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Ryan: Obama seeking 'political conquest'

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan says he held off commenting between the election and the inauguration because he wanted to see what kind of second term the president planned.

But now he’s convinced Barack Obama is “thinking more of a political conquest than political compromise.”

Ryan, R-Janesville, said on “Meet the Press” there is a coming debate on balancing the budget, the debt crisis and issues like immigration reform, saying there are Dems 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,” Ryan said.

The House Budget chair also ruled out raising additional revenues through tax reform as lawmakers try to pass a budget and was asked if he’s thinking about running for president in 2016.

"I don’t. I think it’s just premature,” he said.


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