"When Paul Ryan says his priority is to make sure... he's just being America's accountant and trying to be responsible -- this is the same guy that voted for two wars that were unpaid for, voted for the Bush tax cuts that were unpaid for, voted for the prescription drug bill that cost as much as my health care bill--but wasn't paid for," -- President Barack Obama
GVS transcript -- "He meant the trash talk only for the ears of his buddies, not all of America."
Obama telling it like is must be a carryover from his days as a trash talking pickup basketball player, right Karl?
Excuse me for trash talking yet again, but we know Ryan voted for the Iraq War of choice ($1.2+ trillion through 2012), the GOP's Medicare Part D boondoggle ($200B+ 2004 through 2008) ($725B+ 2009 through 2018), TARP ($750B) and the first round of the Bush deficit ballooning tax cuts ($2.3 Trillion over 10 years). Those alone add up to $5.2 trillion. We also know that George W. Bush racked up $6.1 trillion in annual budget deficits during his term and Paul Ryan voted for every one of them helping set our nation on path of damage control deficits for years to come.
We know these to be facts. But what does Ryan say about that spending spree? He merely stated, "Uh, republicans lost their way." But we also know that Ryan recently refused to support unemployment compensation as a stand alone bill and said the assistance was becoming a hammock for the unemployed and America could not afford the $38 billion cost. But he reversed that position once the second round of tax cuts for the rich were thrown into the mix, eventually adding another $858 billion in future debt. THAT America could afford.
We also know that the Iraq War was mostly a string of one-time emergency supplementals that were not added into the annual budgets or that the effects of the Bush tax cuts could not be calculated into annual budgets simply they acted as an open drain on the treasury. All in all, Paul Ryan in his twelve miserable years play-acting as our congressman can be directly linked to $12.1 trillion in debt! Some of it has yet to be spent. Ironically, he's called himself and others like him "fiscal conservatives."
But now, Ryan claims that republicans have found their way. Yes sir, in a move that he claims will make things all better again, he is calling for $6.2 trillion dollars in cuts to Medicaid and Medicare over the next ten years. He wants us to believe that Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security are the main reasons for our national debt and if we don't have an alternative plan to balance the budget in 60 years, we have no right to analyze or criticize his proposal or bring up his record. Because to do so, you're just trash talking.