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Paul Ryan Lies #4 – ‘Ryan Criticizes Obama on Defense Cuts, Remains Silent on Special Ops Criticizing President’

Paul Ryan voted FOR the Debt Relief Act and now blames President Obama for the cuts that HE voted for.

‘While he (Ryan) suggested the cuts were mandated solely by the administration, it was an agreement between both houses of Congress and the White House to institute mandatory cuts to defense spending and other programs if Congress was unable to cut other areas of the budget by the end of 2012’.

“Put up or shut up,” Ryan said, addressing the budget cuts. “The president needs to show us how he plans on putting this in place if he is not going to help us pass legislation preventing it in the first place.”

‘Ryan, the House Budget chairman, originally voted for legislation that included the cuts, known as sequestration, and praised them at the time. But today his spokesperson Michael Steel said what Ryan voted for was “bipartisan deficit reduction.”
From : http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/08/ryan-criticizes-obama-on-defense-cuts-remains-silent-on-special-ops-criticizing-president/

‘While he (Ryan) suggested the cuts were mandated solely by the administration, it was an agreement between both houses of Congress and the White House to institute mandatory cuts to defense spending and other programs if Congress was unable to cut other areas of the budget by the end of 2012’.

‘An Associated Press “fact check” in July after Mitt Romney made a similar claim said that Romney “ignores the central role that Congress played last summer in setting the stage for such a massive cut in the Pentagon’s budget.”

‘The House-passed bill to which Ryan referred passed in May without a single Democratic vote and has no chance of passing in the Democrat-controlled Senate. The bill would swap defense cuts for sharp reductions in spending for social programs, specifically Medicaid and food-stamp spending, and reduce money for Obama’s health care reform law while taking away the ability of regulators to wind down failing financial firms and end a White House program meant to assist struggling homeowners’.
From : http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-presidential-campaign/ryan-blasts-obama-over-defense-cuts-20120817

‘FACT CHECK: Romney ignores other budget players’
‘FACT CHECK: In blaming potential defense cuts on Obama, Romney ignores roles of Congress, GOP’
‘It was House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, who originally insisted that the increase in the debt limit be matched by deficit cuts at least as large. After talks between Boehner and Obama failed to produce an agreement, top congressional leaders took the lead in crafting a fallback agreement that included nearly $1 trillion in cuts from projected increases to agency budgets over a decade and created a “supercommittee” to find at least $1.2 trillion in additional cuts — backed up by across-the-board cuts if the panel failed’.
From : http://news.yahoo.com/fact-check-romney-ignores-other-175738958.html

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