Down on the farm: Obama to go after Paul Ryan in Iowa speech
August 13th, 2012
10:36 AM ET
10 years ago

Down on the farm: Obama to go after Paul Ryan in Iowa speech

Council Bluffs, Iowa (CNN) – With Mitt Romney's newly minted running-mate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) also campaigning in Iowa this week, President Obama plans to take a swipe at the vice presidential hopeful here during the first stop of a three-day bus tour across the Hawkeye state.

"He’s one of those leaders of Congress standing in the way," the president is expected to say, referring to the Farm Bill, which is awaiting congressional approval and that the president believes will provide much needed relief for farmers and ranchers in Iowa and across the country.


Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Paul Ryan • President Obama
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  1. Rick

    So Mr President(?) why do you need Congress if you can snap your magic wand and poof $180 million dollars are sent out. Where does this $180 million come from – oh let me think (hummm) as the Government Debt keeps rising because "YOU" have no budget.

    August 13, 2012 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  2. Fair is Fair

    Perfect... Obama's wasting his time attacking the #2 on the ticket. Perfect.

    August 13, 2012 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  3. cecil

    Has a shell company overseas (P.O. box only), money in overseas tax havens (he is not paying his fair share on his taxable income), afraid to show more tax returns. Man if this was Obama back in 2008, lets be honest!
    For this reason alone, I could never ever vote such a person into office!
    Independent for Obama 2012

    Romney you haven't gotten back to US, yet.
    lapse time clock is still ticking, how many days, months will past?

    August 13, 2012 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
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