The topic was O's healthcare bill. The first segment had Senators Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ). Typically, Kyl gave straight-forward answers to Mike Wallace's questions. Menendez, on the other hand, evaded answering directly preferring instead to monopolize the microphone and attack Kyl and the GOP. It's not surprising Menendez should act this way he having the morally weaker hand.
The second segment had Paul Ryan (R, WI-1st), the well-spoken ranking member on the House budget committee. Wallace characterized Ryan as the
one Republican President Obama didn't want to mess with, someone who knows as much about the issue as he does.
Ryan made it very clear to everyone that was listening that relying on the CBO's costing of the current healthcare bill can be very misleading:
…the CBO has to score the legislation that's put in front of them. And the legislation that's been put in front of them is full of smoke, mirrors and gimmicks.The Fox News panel predicted passage of the bill will fail. And, it will fail to pass if there are enough Democrats left that will do the morally responsible thing. We shall soon see.