"Guess what, Sean, elections have consequences," Ryan said. "We have to win a couple elections to pass the budget you and I are in favor of, the one I passed in the House last Spring."
Hannity raised concerns that the budget agreement failed to properly address the massive national debt facing the country.
"I've got to tell you, Sean, I don't think the president is willing or able to do what you just said," Ryan agreed. "So, what are we going to do in the meantime? In the meantime, it's three yards and a cloud of dust."
"We will get incremental gains and we think it's in our interests nationally and for the year, to not have government shutdowns," Ryan said, hinting at the upcoming elections in 2014.
"We want to focus on Obamacare and Obamacare oversight. We want to focus on truth to power and doing real congressional oversight on this administration and rolling out our proactive agenda," Ryan continued. "If we have all these government shutdowns, we don't think that this helps us do that -- so this prevents those government shutdowns."