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08-18-2012, 04:03 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">"We Haven't Run The Numbers:" A Startling Ryan Admission That's Getting Little Attention

Last night, newly ensconced Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan sat down for his first solo interview with Fox News' Brit Hume and let slip an admission about Mitt Romney's budget plan -- an admission that's receiving surprisingly little press attention. Asked by Hume when the Romney plan would balance the budget, Ryan said he didn't know because "we haven't run the numbers on that specific plan." </div></div>

More fairy dust.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">First, Mitt Romney has been going around telling everyone that, if elected, he intends to balance the federal budget by the end of his second term, or shortly thereafter. Ryan says that they don't know when Romney's plan will balance the budget. If Ryan is right, then what is Romney basing that claim on?

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>Second, the narrative that Ryan has cultivated among the press is that <u>he's a budget wonk who understands fiscal issues and is allergic to deficits (this despite having voted for all the Bush-era policies that saddled us with high debt and ballooning deficits).</u> Embracing the Romney budget and then saying that he doesn't know when it will balance because the campaign "hasn't run the numbers" runs counter to his reputation as a Serious Fiscal Hawk.</span>

Third, as Ezra Klein of the Washington Post detailed yesterday, the Romney campaign's rhetoric about their budget goals butts up hard against fiscal realities. The campaign argues that their budget will cut spending to 20 percent of GDP by 2016. That's unlikely enough, but they've also announced that cuts to Medicare are off the table. As Klein put it, Romney's stated goal of balancing the budget in 8-10 years is "a fantasy, and it will never happen." Ryan's remarks yesterday would seem to confirm that.

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>Fourth, how can you claim to have a budget and also to have not "run the numbers?"</span> <u>Isn't that all a budget is? Numbers that have been run?</u>

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>The bottom line is that, by Ryan's admission, the Romney campaign is promoting a budget plan despite not knowing what it actually accomplishes. </span>If that's not grist for the media grinder, then what is? </div></div>

link (http://mediamatters.org/blog/2012/08/15/we-havent-run-the-numbers-a-startling-ryan-admi/189369)

The Boy Wonder fails again.


Gayle in MD
08-18-2012, 08:07 AM
Both of the boy wonders fail again.

Romney's immaturity cancels out his age.

People who have had everything handed to them on a golden platter, remain in the rears in the maturity department, and hence, they think they don't have to pay any dues like the common man. Just take, take and take some more.

Ryan released his tax returns late Friday. He pays more than Romney in taxes, and Romney makes more in one day, than Ryan makes in a year, yet they both want a system where Romney will have to pay even less!

They are the poster boys for the gross inequality, legalized corruption, and irresponsible de-regulation of the Bush Tax Cuts, annd the failed trickle down economics which have destroyed our economy!