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    Ryan refers to the government and to events that took place in Congress without a hint of acknowledgment that he's talking about himself.  He was there 14 years.  For six of those years the Republicans were in the White House and had majorities in both houses of Congress.  He makes it sound like he had no involvement.  He did it during the campaign a lot.

    In the speech he gave at the Republican convention, here's how he talked about Simpson Bowles Commission, without ever hinting that he was a member of it.

    He [Obama] created a new bipartisan debt commission. They came back with an urgent report. He thanked them, sent them on their way, and then did exactly nothing.  Republicans stepped up with good-faith reforms and solutions equal to the problems. How did the president respond? By doing nothing.
    The deal was for the 18 commission members to write a plan and take a vote when they were done.  14 out of 18 votes would send the plan to the rest of Congress for a hearing.  Ryan, and his two buddies, Jeb Hensarling and Dave Camp all voted "No" which pretty much doomed its chances.  The version he tells is total fiction.  

    The disturbing question is, "Why did he vote against the plan if it had 'good-faith reforms and solutions equal to the problems'?  

    "Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves." - Abraham Lincoln

    by leftreborn on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 07:01:28 PM PST

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