House Republican Conference Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) appeared this morning on Fox News Americas Newsroom to discuss the House Republicans Path to Prosperity budget and the House Republican Plan for America’s Job Creators. Below are excerpts from the interviews.
On the House Republican budget
"What we’re doing in our budget is actually fair. We are taking out all the different loopholes, all the special interest deductions, all the crony capitalism that led to something like Solyndra, and we are coming up with a fairer, flatter, simpler, more competitive tax code that will help create jobs."
On preserving Medicare
"What Democrats have done, they are the ones who changed Medicare as we know it ... They raided Medicare by a half a trillion dollars to pay for Obamacare. What we do is we take that money back to make Medicare solvent. Yes, Medicare is going broke. We want to save, strengthen, and preserve it for current generations like my parents who use Medicare and frankly for future generations like my 10 year-old daughter and my 8 year-old son."
On repealing IPAB
"The Democrats put in place something called the Independent Payment Advisory Board, known as IPAB ... which is 15 government bureaucrats to ration health care to our seniors and make life or death decisions for seniors. So the question is do you trust yourself and your doctor in a competitive market place, or do you trust unelected bureaucrats who can ration healthcare?"