Thursday, August 30, 2012

Ryan Voted Against Bowles-Simpson

Republicans are desperate. Their only hope is to lie their arses off. Paul Ryan said Obama walked away from Simpson-Bowles. Ryan neglected to mention he was on the Simpson-Bowles commission and voted against its findings. Another FAT lie: Ryan blamed Obama for closure of Wisconsin plant, which closed before Obama took office. The fact that republicans have to lie so much means that Obama must be doing something right.

Representative Paul Ryan was a pivotal figure in killing the 2010 Bowles-Simpson agreement, which Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney now holds out as a model for putting America’s fiscal house in order.

The 18-member panel needed 14 votes to send a 10-year plan to trim the debt to Congress for a vote. As his party’s then- ranking member on the House Budget Committee, Ryan led a bloc of three House Republicans who denied the additional votes needed. BusinessWeek