ABC News Blog reports:
Vice President Joe Biden launched a new attack on Rep. Paul Ryan in his home state of Wisconsin today, criticizing the Republican vice presidential candidate for not admitting in his convention speech that he was a member of the bipartisan deficit commission he railed against Wednesday evening.Now Ryan likes to blame Obama for his handling of the commission:
“What he didn’t tell you is he sat on that commission,” Biden said at the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay. “He sat on that commission, and were he and his house Republican friends that he leads, had they voted with the commission, it would have been voted on, but he voted no. He would not let it go to the floor. He walked away.”
“[Obama] 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 said in Tampa.But Ryan conveniently left out his role in the Commission and it isn’t pretty. He is a big reason why the Commission failed, as Biden notes:
Ryan was one of eight Republicans on the 18-member commission and was among three Republicans on the panel who voted against the commission’s recommendations, which failed to be adopted.And then Biden went for the knockout:
Biden also highlighted how the commission recommended $3 in spending cuts for every dollar raised in tax revenue, a proposal Romney and Ryan oppose.
I love these guys how they claim to care about the deficit,” Biden said. “Ladies and gentlemen, the thing I most love at them is about how they discovered the middle class at their convention. Isn’t that amazing? All of a sudden their heart was bleeding for the middle class.”