House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan said the payroll tax cut extension is stalled in Congress because “the president’s party leaders are more or less not engaging” in conversations with Republicans about paying for the measure.

“If you just extend this without paying for it by cutting spending, then you’re accelerating the bankruptcy of Social Security,” Ryan said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.” “I do believe this will get extended, but when we make offer after offer…yet they still insist on not coming to agreement, it’s difficult to see exactly how this is going to pan out.”

Ryan also talked about Medicare and said his plan to reform it will “save and strengthen” the nation’s health-care program for seniors.