Skip to comments.Washington Post: Mr. Ryan’s misleading speech
Posted on 08/30/2012 9:29:54 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
YOU ARE ENTITLED to the clearest possible choice because the time for choosing is drawing near, vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan told the Republican National Convention in Tampa in his hard-hitting acceptance speech Wednesday night. So here is our pledge: We will not duck the tough issues we will lead.
Those are fine words; we have heard the sentiment before, including from the incumbent president. But if Mr. Ryan and Mitt Romney want credit for not ducking, and if they truly believe that voters are entitled to the clearest possible choice, it would behoove the candidates to offer more details about what, precisely, voters are choosing.
That, however, wasnt on Mr. Ryans agenda. Instead he offered a speech that was part introduction of himself and his small-town origins, part testimonial to his running mate and in largest part a slashing and, in many elements, misleading indictment of President Obama as both a spent force and a threat to American freedom. Mr. Romney and Obama have starkly different visions about the role of government, but to caricature the presidents vision as a government-planned life, where everything is free but us insults voters who surely know better. Emblematic of the liberties Mr. Ryan took was his depiction of the hometown auto plant whose shuttering he implicitly blamed on Mr. Obama even though the plant closed before the president was inaugurated.
A convention speech is not a budget submission, even when, as with Mr. Ryan, it comes from the chairman of the House Budget Committee. But a party that claims to be willing to make hard choices ought to be prepared to spell some of them out. Mr. Ryan offered only the bare assertion that federal spending of 20 percent of the gross domestic product is enough
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You can take this paper, and it’s Editorial page, and use it for your next ‘potty visit’....
I'll look for it
Nothing misleading at all. He nailed the failed, corrupt, policies of an administration that needs removed from office before they can create even more damage.
Everyday I read two documents. The Bible, because it is the word of God, and the Washington Post, for the opposing point of view.
"Know better"? Or simply refuse to see the truth?
I love how non of these cowards has the sack to put their name on it.
LOL. That one was a keeper.
I would never put something that filthy in contact with my backside.
Wasn't that whole Julia thing about dependence on government cradle to grave?
Cuts from medicare? No, the editors didn't say that so I ask where are
these cuts from? Oh wait, the editorial was from the editors. Ooohh no
name mentioned for fear of being held accountable for spinning.
Here is the MSM spin, if Ryan says he wants to cut spending on pancake syrup
for Polar Bears in Arizona then they mention Children or Elderly first
then leave the bears out of the story. So see, they are not wrong, they just left
out the factual stuff that gets in the way.
Was this story written by "they say"?
Let’s be honest here...
The Obama cuts from Medicare are used, NOT TO SHORE UP Medicare or the Trust Fund, BUT TO PAY FOR ANOTHER ENTITLEMENT -— OBAMACARE.
I don’t know what to call Obamacare, but I see it as ADDING young people to something Akin to Medicare by taking money from the REAL Medicare ( those for the elderly ) and redistributing it to Obamacare ( Medicare for the young ).
Ryan’s plan is not really a cut. It is using Medicare money to SHORE UP Medicare by re-designing it such that those who are younger than 55 (future Medicare recipients ) will have a premium support program instead of a pay as you go system.
So, One takes money from Medicare to EXPAND it to younger folks (under a different name), the other redesigns it so that future retirees can use it to choose from competing providers.
Insults??????....Only the 46% that pay NO taxes...What incentive do the have for not TAKING more??...............I believe it was Ben Franklin that said........"when 51% figure out that......Do your own DD!!!!!