Sep 4, 2012

The Democrats appear to have a hard time calling the Republicans liars for the things they are saying, but I don't have that problem. I like to call a spade a spade and this time I'm  calling the Republicans liars.

One of the biggest liars of recent has been vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan.  Who, in his acceptance speech, told more lies than the fact-checkers could keep up with.

One of the biggest untruths the congressman from Wisconsin told was that President Obama was responsible for the closing of a GM which in fact closed under George W. Bush.

In an appearance on the Today Show, Matt Lauer called Ryan out on how loosely he played with the facts in his acceptance speech.

Here is what Ryan said as he tried to backpedal his way off the hotseat:

“What they are trying to suggest is that I said Barack Obama was responsible for the plant shut down in Janesville. That is not what I was saying. Read the speech,” he told Matt Lauer on TODAY Tuesday. “What I was saying is the president ought to be held to account for his broken promises. After our plant was shut down, he said would lead an effort to retool plants like the Janesville plant to get people back to work. … It’s still idle; people are still not working there. Lots of people I grew up with who lost their jobs there still don’t have their jobs there.” source
Matt Lauer also called Ryan out on his Simpson-Bowles assertions:

“You were one of seven members of that panel and you voted against sending its recommendations to the Senate,” Lauer said, “basically killing any further action on them. Didn’t you owe it to the people in that room to say that as well?”

“But if you read the next paragraph, I said Republicans offered alternatives,” Ryan pushed back. “I didn’t like that report because I don’t think it solved the problem, I didn’t think it fixed the problem of runaway entitlement spending. I authored and passed through the House an alternative…. [Y]ou owe the country the alternative, which is what we did, not what President Obama did. We’re going to have a debt crisis and the president hasn’t shown the leadership.” source

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