GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: The -- your platform today -- and I realize that -- I mean, or what you said today is that you're going to start -- you're going to tell the truth. The implication when you say that is that the current administration is not telling the truth. So where are they, quote, "not telling the truth"?
TIM PAWLENTY, PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Well, first of all, President Obama won't even address the major spending and deficit problems in the country. He has no plan for reforming Social Security. He has no plan for reforming Medicare. He has no plan for reforming Medicaid to speak of. Until Paul Ryan put his plan on the table, the sum total of President Obama's proposed cuts over the next 10 years was about $40 billion -- with a B -- a year, when, in fact, he was planning on trillion dollar deficits each year for as far as the eye can see. He wasn't even in the same orbit of the need that this country has.And so he's ducking. He's bobbing. He's weaving. He's not telling people what it's going to take to really fix the problems. He's not even really identifying the problems. We need a president that will do better than that. America deserves better than that, Greta!
What problem has Obama fixed, let alone identify? Has he fixed the "too big to fail" banks and companies his adminitration took over? How are all those wars going? Is the world more or less stable since Obama took office? Are prices of goods going up or down? Why is the housing values still going down? They have made government much bigger at the cost of the private sector. In order to not right size the government they want too further punish the private sector with higher taxes.
I know a lot of liberals and Democrats think that Obama didn't pump enough money into the system. Think about that for a minute. The Democrats and liberals would have printed more money, thus making the price of good even higher and they would have created an even bigger debt problem then they already have.
Good luck fixed income and poor to middle class Americans. You'll need it with the Democrats as your friends.