Note particularly what he says at the beginning and end of the clip. He begins by saying that we “must also confront the larger challenge of mandatory spending or entitlements. When Democrats cheered their obstructionism, the Republican reminded them that the “rising cost of entitlements is a problem that is not going away” (1:17 above).
Seems this guy had a plan at least to face a long-term fiscal challenge facing the federal government. Oh, and please remind me, ’cause I kind of forgot, what is the current president’s plan to reform entitlements to prevent them from bankrupting the federal government?