View Full Version : Mitt attacks Defense Cuts That Ryan voted for!

09-09-2012, 01:00 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Mitt Romney Criticizes Defense Cuts That Paul Ryan Voted For

Mitt Romney criticized defense spending cuts that were part of last year's debt ceiling deal in an interview that will air Sunday on NBC's 'Meet The Press'.

"I thought it was a mistake on the part of the White House to propose [the defense cuts]. I think it was a mistake for Republicans to go along with it," Romney said.

Among the Republicans who supported the deal was Paul Ryan, the chair of the House budget committee and Romney's running mate. Paul not only voted for the cuts, he bragged about them afterwards.

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>"What conservatives like me have been fighting for, for years, are statutory caps on spending, legal caps in law that says government agencies cannot spend over a set amount of money," Ryan told Fox News last year, according to TPM. “And if they breach that amount across the board, sequester comes in to cut that spending, and you can’t turn that off without a super-majority vote. We got that in law.”

He also called the cuts "an important step in the right direction."</span>

Ryan has since walked back his support of the sequester. Last month, <u>he even criticized Obama over the cuts.</u>

"When those budget negotiations were going on, it was the president and his party leaders who insisted on this makeup," he said. "Defense spending is not half of all federal spending, but it's half of the cuts, approximately, in the sequester. We disagreed with that then and we disagree with it now. </div></div>

Now we know why Ryan got the VP ticket. He is even more of a liar and a flip-flopper than Romney!!!!!...if that's possible!

link (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/08/mitt-romney-paul-ryan-defense-cuts-sequester_n_1867531.html)

The Republicans were offered a choice, defence cuts or tax increases on the rich, they chose defence cuts. Now they are going back on the deal.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Left unsaid was that many of those cuts were approved by Republicans in Congress — including Ryan — in a deal that would go into effect in January if Congress fails to reach a budget deal.

The Obama campaign countered that <span style='font-size: 14pt'>the cuts could be avoided if Romney were willing to increase taxes on the wealthy.</span>

“If Mitt Romney were truly serious about helping veterans, he’d tell Congressman Ryan and his Republican allies in Congress to work with the president to achieve a balanced deficit reduction plan<span style='font-size: 17pt'> that includes asking millionaires and billionaires to pay their fair share while investing in veterans and the middle class, as the president’s plan does,” said spokeswoman Lis Smith. “The American people deserve more than empty rhetoric in a commander-in-chief.”</span> </div></div>

Gayle in MD
09-09-2012, 07:56 AM
Even many from the right are losing the reversal of facts battle, which usually works sfor them.

This time there are more people out there who see their obstruction. It's been in the news enough that they can't lie their way out. They internet and other social media highlight their lies enough that they can't buy the eloection, with television lies.

Mitt's choice of Ryan was just another bad decision by Mitt, one out of many, which only highlighted the hypocrisy and incompetence of both of them.

People do notice how a man runs his own campaign, and this Republican Campaign has been a total disaster.

The Dems blew the Repubs out of the water with their convention, on every level.

Mitt's refusal to reveal his taxes, like all other presidential candidates, only serves to support the growing public opinion that he thinks he is priviledged and above the rest, and deserves special accomodations.

Just give me your vote and don't ask questions.

His idiot wife has helped to drive that across as well.

He is so stupid, he is his own worst enemy in all things except for how to scam others out of their hard earned rights and retirement money and stuff it into his own foreign accounts, right along with all of the Drug Cartel's and Terrorist leaders' money.

He's a heartless, greedy crook.


09-09-2012, 02:12 PM
That is amazing. You were able to find two politicians that disagree on policy. You are a freaking genius.


09-10-2012, 06:37 AM
Not any two politicians.


09-10-2012, 06:39 AM
Also, as usual, you dodged the point of the thread.

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>Ryan is now blaming Obama for the the defence cuts that he himself voted FOR!</span>


09-10-2012, 09:36 AM
Did Ryan champion the bill or not? If he voted for them then he is basically now saying he shouldn't have done so. Big deal. You never had a problem with Kerry voting for the war and then trashing Bush for it.