Skip to comments.Ryan: Americans 'Giving Up Hope' in Economic Recovery
Posted on 09/24/2012 3:12:03 PM PDT by markomalley
In one of his harshest indictments to date of President Obamas handling of the economy, Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan told an audience on Monday that Americans are beginning to give up hope on the economic recovery.
During a town hall meeting, the first stop on a bus tour across Ohio, Ryan said, People are beginning to give up hope. People are beginning to think that the American Dreams not for them because of this stagnant economy. And when you take a look at what your governments doing to you in every nook and cranny of America, its not good.
Ryan also said that the Obama administration has threatened to veto a defense spending bill if Congress tries to reinstate funding for the nations only tank-manufacturing plant, located in Lima. The Pentagon has said it has enough of the vehicles and is trying halt production of tanks for several years, but Ohio legislators, including Republican Sen. Rob Portman and Rep. Jim Jordan both of whom spoke before Ryan at the event have lobbied to keep the plant open.
Ryan painted the decision as another example of what he called Obamas determination to focus spending cuts on the military, which he said will weaken the nations defense.
Look, Lima, I know you understand when
you have a president who has proposed again and again to shut down this tank factory the only one we have over a budget gimmick, the Wisconsin lawmaker said. If we keep doing this, if we keep showing that the only thing we want to do is gut our military, that projects weakness abroad. And by projecting weakness abroad, our adversaries are so much more tempted to test us, and our allies are so much less willing to trust us.
......And it is coming very soon!
In 1941 we had no tanks and found ourselves in the middle to 2 wars. We should never be so unprepared again. My husband lived near the Chrysler Proving Grounds in Detroit, MI. Saturday’s entertainment was for all the kids and their parents (who were not in the military) to go down to the grounds and watch the tanks roll off the assembly line and take turns around the field. Of course, this probably didn’t become an event until around ‘43, or ‘44. They had to tool up first, and that took a little while.
My husband’s father worked all day at GE and made P38 airplane parts in the basement at night.
I repeat. We should never find ourselves so unprepared again.
Your Hope has been Redistributed. Here’s your Change.
Exactly. We had the incredible luxury back then of two huge oceans to protect us and give us time to tool up. Today a crisis would hit us hard and fast and we’d have to go to war with whatever we had on hand or could put directly on transport to the front.
Of course, I’m sure that’s the Left’s plan, for us not to be able to react.