6 thoughts on “President Obama reacts to Paul Ryan pick…

  1. Bah hahahahaha! I’m laughing too Mr. President! It’s not surprising that a new hastag on Twitter has popped up called: “AugustXmasPresent2012″! LOL :lol: :lol: :lol:

  2. From Paul Ryan’s Wiki Page:

    “In 1999, Paul Ryan voted in favor of the Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999 which repealed key provisions of the Glass–Steagall Act.[33]

    On September 18, 2008, Ryan attended a closed meeting with congressional leaders, then-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, and was urged to craft legislation to help financially troubled banks. That same day Ryan sold shares in various troubled banks and invested in Goldman Sachs.[34]

    In 2002, Ryan voted in favor of the Iraq War resolution, authorizing President George W. Bush to use military force in Iraq.[35] In 2003, Ryan voted in favor of the Medicare Part D prescription drug expansion.[36] In 2004 and 2005, after the reelection of Bush, Ryan pushed the Bush administration to propose the privatization of Social Security; Ryan’s proposal was ultimately not fully supported by the Administration and it failed. After the next election, he was chosen as the ranking member of the House Budget Committee.[37]

    In 2008, Ryan voted for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, the Wall Street bailout that precipitated the Tea Party movement, and the bailout of GM and Chrysler.[38] In 2010, The Daily Telegraph ranked Ryan the ninth most influential American conservative.[2] In 2011, Ryan was selected to deliver the Republican response to the State of the Union address.[39] In 2012, Ryan accused the nation’s top military leaders of using “smoke and mirrors” to remain under budget limits passed by Congress.[40] Ryan later said that he misspoke on the issue and called General Martin Dempsey to apologize for his comments.[41]”


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