Paul Ryan ‘To Do-Nothing Obama’: “PUT UP OR SHUT UP”
Congressman Paul Ryan, recently announced as Mitt Romney’s GOP running mate, is making it clear his views regarding Barack Obama’s do-nothing White House and the impending fiscal crisis and disastrous cuts to the U.S. military because of Barack Obama’s penchant for always playing politics even when endangering the near-term future of the United States.
Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan on Thursday condemned President Obama in his harshest terms yet for forcing mandatory defense cuts into last summer’s agreement to raise the debt ceiling, saying that Congress has told the president to “put up or shut up” by disclosing how the cuts would be implemented.
Ryan was referring to the Sequestration Transparency Act, a bill that passed both the House and Senate by a bipartisan vote in late July. The president signed it earlier this month, though administration officials have said Congress should devote its energy to avoiding the so-called looming “fiscal cliff” instead of simply probing for details on the consequences.
“The president needs to show us how he plans on putting this in place if he is not going to help us pass legislation preventing it in the first place, so we’re now waiting for that answer,” Ryan said during a roundtable in Fayetteville, home to Fort Bragg.
What Barack Obama is attempting is to force a budget showdown with Congress shortly before the Novembe election in the hopes the media will spin Obama favorably and the Republicans negatively. What the media is currently unwilling to share with the American public is just what Paul Ryan is pointing to in his most recent quote – a bi-partisan compromise has been reached already between leaders in Congress indicating, at least among some, a willingness to work together to avoid the fiscal disaster of a prolonged budget showdown.
It should also be noted that Barack Obama is threatening massive cuts to the American military while at the same time declaring the very real possibility of using that same military to act against Syria. Has there ever been a Commander in Chief so dismissive of the imporance of American defense while at the same time equally willing to use that military as a political propoganda to further his own re-election hopes?
Remember, it was then-candidate Obama who accused the American military of simply “air raiding villages and killing civilians” in Afghanistan.
(ht/Ulsterman for scouring the internet on his unrelenting fact finding mission.