"When I first took office almost two years ago, I had the opportunity to meet Paul and to find out what kind of man he is. I let him know then, as he was putting together a budget for the United States government, I needed to be sure that all Americans 55 and up would see no changes to benefits, that the tax code would be simpler and fairer, and that we had a credible plan to pull America back from the brink. He gave me his word that he would live up to those three things and he did just that.
"I am happy to see that Gov. Romney has picked a leader - somebody who is committed to restoring American growth and competitiveness and who understands the need to save Medicare for this generation and future ones."