Ryan: Obama needs to 'show us' a budget plan
August 23rd, 2012
06:20 PM ET

Ryan: Obama needs to 'show us' a budget plan

By CNN's Shawna Shepherd

During a visit to the Fort Bragg area Thursday, vice presidential hopeful Rep. Paul Ryan said President Barack Obama needs to come up with a budget agreement or else North Carolina's defense industry and one of the nation's largest military populations will be threatened.

The House Budget Committee chairman - along with other Republicans - voted for the original debt ceiling deal that led to the current stalemate. The policy came about after a congressional "super committee" failed to reach a deficit-reduction plan last year. Months earlier, Congress had voted to implement the cuts if the super committee didn't ultimately find an agreement.

"And so the House has already passed, as well as the Senate, which has now been finally signed into law, bipartisan legislation saying put up or shut up. 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.

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  1. GOP Word Association

    WORD = GOP Association
    Old People = Glob of cells that we don't care about. Let them die.
    Sick People = Glob of cells that we don't care about. Let them die.
    Poor People = Glob of cells that we don't care about. Let them die.
    Female People = Glob of cells that we don't care about. Let them die.
    Non-white People = Glob of cells that we don't care about. Let them die.
    Non-christian People = Glob of cells that we don't care about. Let them die.
    Unemployed People = Glob of cells that we don't care about. Let them die.
    Gay People = Glob of cells that we don't care about. Let them die.
    Glob of cells in a womb = Something we PRETEND to care about just to get votes.

    August 25, 2012 at 10:56 pm | Reply
  2. Sodomite

    Tell me the guy on the left doesn't want to bend Ryan over and have his way with him.

    August 25, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Reply
  3. midwest

    Obama has submitted budgets that not even a single memeber of his own party would vote for. The house passed a budget, but Harry Reid will not even let it come up for discussion. He is afraid his own party members may vote for it. Harry Reid and Obama do not want to have a budget. They do not want to expose to the public what they are spending money on. They could always amend the budget passed by the house and send it back, but they refuse to do their jobs. It amazes me how many dumb people out there only listen to the ads or spin by the nighly news and think they know whats going on. Get educated people!!! I say let all the Bush tax cuts expire, then all you whiners out there will realize they actually did help you out as well. Bottom line, we all will have to pay more to get out of this mess. We need a budget so it can be determined how much revenue is required.

    August 24, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Reply
    • Dwayne

      Whatever, Tea Party extremist. All the leading economists concur that the US can deficit spend ad infinitum. It's a false problem, existing only in your imagination, not reality. If the "say no" party keeps obstructing the stimulus of the economy with greater cash infusion, the recovery may stall and it will be the Party of NO's fault. Pass the jobs bill, make the rich pay their fair share, and stay at home – don't vote – in November. Then maybe we can move FORWARD.

      August 24, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Reply
      • Guest

        "All the leading economists concur that the US can deficit spend ad infinitum."

        This is absolutely false. The consensus among credible economists is that deficit spending in the short term is preferable to excessive spending cuts and the economic slowdown they will bring, but that long term structural debt needs to be reduced.

        You're no better than the extremist you're trying to shout down, you're just on the other side but no closer to the center. His party and yours have both failed us miserably and the time for another option is long overdue.

        August 24, 2012 at 3:00 pm |
      • Larry

        to Dwayne. Your not fooling anyone by advising "Don't vote". You sound like a Republican! There is a reason why Mitt is not changing Medicare or Social Security for the present seniors but only for those younger. Under the Republicans the 99% who are 55 or younger will only get an asprin. Its well known the Republicans are mean and cold. Just hope you don't get sick.

        August 25, 2012 at 3:33 pm |
  4. Guest

    One individual's tax returns are irrelevant to the national debate we should be having about budgets. Even more irrelevant: a candidate's religion. Demand more from politicians in BOTH parties. How about some action on an actual long-term plan for our country instead of slinging mud at the guy wearing a different color necktie? I'm starting to doubt they're capable of anything else.

    August 24, 2012 at 11:16 am | Reply
    • Hahahahahahahahah

      Mitt's tax returns will show us that he's a Liar, Tax Evader, and a Criminal for not disclosing his off-shore accounts. Not someone that you can trust. Hahahahahahahaha

      August 25, 2012 at 10:58 pm | Reply
  5. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    President Obama sent a budget plan to the House, and they promptly voted it down. Since then, the House has done nothing to submit a different plan except for Ryan's.

    August 24, 2012 at 9:29 am | Reply
    • Guest

      That's the problem. The idea that it's ONLY a choice between Obama's unedited budget or Ryan's is a false choice. Both parties are skipping the compromise part that's supposed to come after and jumping straight into attacking the other party. It's scoring points with voters so they have no incentive to do anything else. Both establishments stopped working for the American people a long time ago and it's time for a multiparty system.

      August 24, 2012 at 11:12 am | Reply
    • midwest

      Joe....get a clue. Obama's budget was voted down without getting a single vote from either party. It was a joke, just like Obama's leadership, economic & business skills.

      August 24, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Reply
      • Sodomite

        I guess you'll be less than thrilled when he's re-elected, then?

        August 25, 2012 at 2:59 pm |
  6. StanCalif

    Romney, show us your tax returns for the past 10 years! Until you do, you have no credabilty! Show us how "rich people" avoid paying their fair share! Donations to the Morman Church don't count in your favor!

    August 24, 2012 at 7:35 am | Reply
    • midwest

      I want to see Obama's tax returns for the last 10 years and his school records. I have heard he is dumb as a post and received grades showing it. He is a good speaker, and he is black/white & a community organizer, but thats about all the qualifications he brought to the table and the press bit hook, line and sinker.

      August 24, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Reply
      • RetiredVet

        I agree with you midwest, lets see Obama's taxes and school records, and how about his Social Security number as well. I recommend reading "The Amateur" it truly shows how the White House is being run.

        August 24, 2012 at 2:14 pm |
  7. American People

    Romney is a Liar, Tax Evader, and a Criminal for not disclosing off-shore accounts. You need to show the American People your tax returns Willard. Also tell us how many jobs you off-shored and how much money you have in off-shore accounts evading taxes. Also show the American People YOUR Budget.

    August 23, 2012 at 9:47 pm | Reply
    • StanCalif

      Romney's budget: Cut taxes on the rich, raise taxes on the middle class. Cut programs that aid the poor, cut funding for education (why spend money educating our people, other countries do a much better job). Your GOP idea of trickle down never worked, and never will! I am old enough to know!
      Mormans consider women as property. You contribute generously to this cult and brag about your contributions, taking tax dedutions! What????

      August 24, 2012 at 7:51 am | Reply
  8. The GOP Medicare Voucher Plan will have a "Legalize Euthanasia" clause and a free gun for suicide

    The seniors will need it when they run out of health care money.

    August 23, 2012 at 9:42 pm | Reply
  9. rob

    "The nature of running a presidential campaign is that you're communicating direction to the American people," a Romney adviser, who is not named, told Politico. "Campaigns that are about specifics, particularly in today's environment, get tripped up."

    August 23, 2012 at 9:19 pm | Reply
  10. DaveYoung

    The Redistributor in Chief don`t need no budget

    August 23, 2012 at 7:39 pm | Reply
    • Sodomite

      Neither did his fool of a pedecessor.

      August 25, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Reply

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