HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » MItt Romney Campaign Atta...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 03:10 PM

MItt Romney Campaign Attacks Military Cuts Paul Ryan Supported [View all]

Source: Huffington Post

Mitt Romney's presidential campaign released an attack Thursday criticizing President Barack Obama for military budget cuts that Romney's running mate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) voted for and helped write. The attack was launched in a press release that coincided with Ryan speaking at a roundtable discussion on defense in Fayetteville, N.C.

"President Obama’s devastating defense cuts are set to have a massive impact on Fayetteville and the rest of North Carolina," said Romney campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul in the statement. "Because of the President’s lack of leadership, North Carolina could be hit hard with thousands of job losses and millions of dollars in lost economic activity. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will restore our military’s strength and ensure our armed forces have the resources they need."

But what the statement leaves out is Ryan's leading role in crafting those cuts as chairman of the House Budget Committee. He also voted for the Budget Control Act that allowed the nation to raise its debt limit. Part of the deal was creating the "sequester" that requires $1.2 trillion in automatic budget cuts, including more than $500 billion from defense over 10 years.

Speaking at the roundtable, Ryan also blamed Obama for the sequester despite his own vote for it. "We opposed it then; we oppose it now," Ryan said.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/23/mitt-romney-military-cuts-paul-ryan_n_1825295.html

22 replies, 6099 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 22 replies Author Time Post
Reply MItt Romney Campaign Attacks Military Cuts Paul Ryan Supported [View all]
onehandle Aug 2012 OP
Lone_Star_Dem Aug 2012 #1
Chemisse Aug 2012 #13
beac Aug 2012 #2
hip is everything Aug 2012 #5
lunatica Aug 2012 #16
SoapBox Aug 2012 #3
lunatica Aug 2012 #17
Berlum Aug 2012 #4
AzDar Aug 2012 #6
bushisanidiot Aug 2012 #7
julian09 Aug 2012 #8
xtraxritical Aug 2012 #11
nc4bo Aug 2012 #9
ShittRomney Aug 2012 #10
xtraxritical Aug 2012 #12
lunatica Aug 2012 #18
oldsarge54 Aug 2012 #14
lunatica Aug 2012 #15
mojo2012 Aug 2012 #19
oldsarge54 Aug 2012 #20
BrainMann1 Aug 2012 #21
rks306 Aug 2012 #22