Paul Ryan Lies #8 – ‘Ryan: I Didn’t Vote For The Defense Cuts I Voted For’
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are slowly turning the Republican Party into a joke.
I am a Liberal but I want – in the strongest possible terms – a solid, intelligent Conservative counter point.
Instead from Romney and Ryan, all we are getting is avoiding questions or outright lies.
Do they really think the American people are that stupid that they won’t see double talk as just that – double talk?
‘As O’Donnell correctly noted, Ryan said the bill “represents a victory for those committed to controlling government spending and growing our economy” and that “The agreement – while far from perfect – underscores the extent to which the new House majority has successfully changed Washington’s culture of spending.” It’s at best misleading, and at worst an outright lie, for Ryan to assert that voting for the Budget Control Act did not mean voting for defense cuts’.
O’DONNELL: ‘Now you’re criticizing the President for those same defense cuts you’re voting for and called a victory’.
RYAN: ‘No, no — I have to correct on you this, Norah. I voted for a mechanism that says the sequester will occur if we don’t cut $1.2 trillion in government. … ‘
O’DONNELL: ‘Right. A trillion dollars in defense spending, and you voted for it’!
RYAN: ‘No, Norah. I voted for the Budget Control Act’.
O’DONNELL: ‘That included defense spending’!
RYAN: ‘Norah, you’re mistaken’.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/09/09/816861/ryan-i-didnt-vote-for-the-defense-cuts-i-voted-for/?mobile=nc