August 30th, 2012
07:46 AM ET
6 years ago

Fact Check: Paul Ryan misleads on debt panel's spending cut plan

(CNN) - Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan has a carefully crafted reputation as a deficit hawk on Capitol Hill, and used those credentials to attack the growth of the federal debt on President Barack Obama's watch.

"He created a bipartisan debt commission. They came back with an urgent report. He thanked them, sent them on their way, and then did exactly nothing," Ryan, who served on that panel, told the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night.


Filed under: 2012 • Debt • Deficit • Paul Ryan • Republican National Convention
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  1. yasmine

    thank you CNN for finally calling the GOP out on the liars...
    "Misleading. Obama didn't sign onto the Bowles-Simpson recommendations wholeheartedly, but he did take some of their suggestions to Congress in 2011. And Ryan ignores his own role in the failure of the Bowles-Simpson panel."

    August 30, 2012 08:04 am at 8:04 am |
  2. wgf

    It's very disappointing to see GOP candidates get up on stage and try to lie and deceive their way into office. They must feel it works, because they keep on doing it. But this is part of the reason why I no longer vote GOP - it requires that you accept an alternate and fantacized reality. The resulting cognitive dissonance is more than most people can handle. In the case of the GOP, they seem to have adjusted through mass schizophrenia.

    August 30, 2012 08:05 am at 8:05 am |
  3. T'sah From Virginia

    The entire campaign on the right is about lying, flip-flopping and Etch-A-Sketching; so what makes Paul LYAN any different???

    WAKE UP AMERICA – The Republican Party speaks with forked tongue!!

    August 30, 2012 08:08 am at 8:08 am |
  4. Ryan/Romney Kill Medicare Team 2012

    Thank you CNN for telling the truth. Paul Ryan thinks this is just a talent show and facts don't matter. If you can lie to get in office then our news media has failed the public. Facts matter to voters.

    August 30, 2012 08:11 am at 8:11 am |
  5. ST

    I was not impressed at all with Paul Ryan attack, attack, attack. This is quite an old fashion way. I don't think young generation are fond of this kind of style being an attack dog. Why not come with fresh ideas in such a way that you will do things differently.

    August 30, 2012 08:25 am at 8:25 am |
  6. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Ryan was unwilling to consider raising taxes. That shows he is an ideologue unwilling to compromise and do the job of a legislater.

    August 30, 2012 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  7. Rudy NYC

    I have to give Paul Ryan credit for being a really good Republican.

    August 30, 2012 09:34 am at 9:34 am |