Paul Ryan gave a feisty anti-Obama speech that will have fact-checkers working for days. His most brazen lie accused President Obama of “raiding” Medicare by taking the exact same $716 billion that Ryan and the House GOP notoriously voted to slash. It was stunning.
But that’s not all.
He attacked Obama for failing to keep open a Janesville GM plant that closed under Bush in 2008.
He hit him for a credit-rating downgrade that S&P essentially blamed on GOP intransigence.
He claimed that all taxpayers got from the 2009 stimulus was “more debt,” when most got a tax cut (and the stimulus is known to have saved between 1.4 and 3.3 million jobs).
He derided the president for walking away from the Simpson Bowles commission deficit-cutting recommendations when Ryan himself, a commission member, voted against those recommendations.
He blamed Obama for a deficit mostly created by programs he himself voted for – two wars, tax cuts, new Medicare benefits, TARP...
Interestingly, for all his lies, Ryan didn’t repeat the Romney camp’s blatantly false claim that Obama did away with the welfare system’s work requirements. Maybe he ran out of time?
Easily a Five Star post (if we still had star ratings).
Your list should be taped every American's refrigerator door. It seems as though Lyin' Ryan thinks there is some honor to be had by being recognized as the country's biggest liar. I've seen it mentioned, in print, that Ryan has pretty much trashed his own reputation, for - after all his lies - who could possibly believe a word this man says from now on.
And, in low-information circles, GOPers have speculated about Lyin'Ryan someday running for President. But could anyone take this guy seriously after the enormous contribution he has made to turning Twit's campaign into a total fiasco. Why would any country want a president Lyin' Ryan who makes up his own facts every day? Ryan seems to be nothing more than a male version of Palinocchio