Predictable: CBS’ Bob Schieffer Asks About Ryan’s Tax Returns in First Joint-Interview

Leah Barkoukis

8/12/2012 8:37:00 PM - Leah Barkoukis

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan appeared in their first joint-interview on ’60 Minutes’ Sunday night with CBS’ Bob Schieffer. And as expected, the tax return question came up. Schieffer just couldn’t help himself:

Bob Schieffer: How many years of tax returns did you turn over to the campaign?

Paul Ryan: Well, it was a very exhaustive vetting process. It's a confidential vetting process, so there were several years. But I'm going to release the same amount of years that Governor Romney has. But I got to tell you, Bob--

Bob Schieffer: And how many was that?

Paul Ryan: He's-- two. He's-- I'm going to be releasing two, which is what he's releasing. What I hear from people around this country, they're not asking where the tax returns. They're asking where the jobs are. Where's the economic growth? Those are the issues that matter. I think these are more or less distractions to try and take us off the fact that the president has given us failed policies that aren't working, that are putting us deeper into debt, that are costing us jobs. And so, we're going to focus on what it takes to turn this country around and get people back to work.