View Full Version : Ryan's deficit-cutting credibility..he's got none,

08-12-2012, 11:21 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">In picking Paul Ryan as his running mate, the Romney campaign argues, Mitt Romney has shown he is serious about tackling one of the most serious problems facing America today: the deficit. After all, Ryan has built his reputation around a budget which cuts government spending by a whopping $5 trillion more than President Obama’s plan.

But the Obama campaign is already laying out their case that the Budget Committee chairman doesn’t quite have the deficit-cutting bona fides he claims.

“What Paul Ryan brings to the table is deficit-cutting credibility,” Eric Fehrnstrom, a top Romney adviser, said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” Choosing Ryan “indicates Mitt Romney is serious about ending the jobs crisis in this nation and also the fiscal crisis.”

But the Obama campaign isn’t ceding any ground to Ryan on the issue. As the campaign was quick to point out on Sunday, Ryan, who has served in Congress since January 1999, voted for a slew of Republican-sponsored legislation during the Bush administration that added trillions of dollars to the national debt.

“<span style='font-size: 14pt'>[T]his was a guy who rubber stamped every aspect of the Bush economic policy, including not paying for two wars, a Medicare prescription plan, two big tax cuts,</span>” Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “And now he wants trillions of dollars of more budget busting tax cuts skewed to the wealthy. He really isn’t in a strong position to talk about this problem.” </div></div>

But he's sorry now, really!

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Ryan’s voting record during the Bush years is something he has spoken openly about. For a profile of the Congressman earlier this month, he told the New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza that<span style='font-size: 23pt'> “as a fiscal conservative, he was ‘miserable during the last majority’</span> and is determined ‘to do everything I can to make sure I don’t feel that misery again.’” <span style='font-size: 26pt'>Lizza described Ryan as “embarrassed by the Bush years,”</span> which goes against his image as willing to make tough choices to cut government spending. </div></div>


..and they have the nerve to blame Obama for the debt.


Gayle in MD
08-13-2012, 06:38 AM
Both Obama and Biden will tear these two liars to shreds in debates.

The CBO has already exposed the folly of Ryan's budget, it's a national joke.

Ryan is no fiscal conservative, far from it. Neither is Romney!

Ryan, was on the Budget Committee when he did not put the Bush Wars in the budget. He did not put Medicaid part D. in the budget. He did not put the revenue losses from the Bush Tax cuts in the budget, nor correctly anaylize what they would do to our economy.

We all know how leaving the wars off the budget decimated our economy. He has made himself famous for policies which hurt all but the wealthy, one could say, for the whole country, actually.

He was one of the frontrunners that Bush sent running around this country pushing for privatizing Social Security, yet he is trying to tell the American people that he's trying to SAVE Social Security and Medicare! What a CROCK!

His confirmations of all of the Bush Policies, which undeniably ran up tremendous debts betray his current lies about who he is and the proof is in the history of own votes, RECORDED PROOF!


Ryan is the ultimate Hail Mary Pass, and is as much of a Washington D.C. Insider, as one could find, and as clueless on National Security as Palin.

I wonder how Repigs are going to play this, after revving up the Iran threat for over a year, Romney, Boehner and McConnell in particular, and now they will be defending a Presidential candidate AND VP candidate, with absolutely NO FOREIGN POLICY EXPERIENCE whatsoever!

Ryan came to Washngton D.C. as an aid, not a wealthy man, and now he's a millionaire, linked to Insider Trading.