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Paul Ryan – Five Biggest Lies From Liberals Unspun

It has been nine days since Mitt Romney announced Paul Ryan as his choice for Vice-President. Since that time, we have witnessed the Democrats come out in force against the choice. Many of the charges they are leveling at the Wisconsin Representative are almost funny. One doesn’t have to dig very deep to find out just how untrue the charges are. As I was browsing through some of my weekend reading, I came across an article that debunks five of the biggest lies the Democrats are using against Paul Ryan.

(Human Events) By naming Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan to the Republican presidential ticket, Mitt Romney offered Democrats an opportunity to reject demagoguery and engage in a serious intellectual debate about the future.

Or so says conventional media wisdom. To this point, however, no such luck. The path of least political resistance, it seems, is to scaremonger the electorate with half-truths and outright lies. Mitt Romney might be running on his own budget—though he has embraced many of the components of the Ryan plan—but that hasn’t stopped Democrats.

We can all see how the Democrats are attacking Paul Ryan. Far be it from them to attempt a real debate. Instead, they are using these lies about him. Human Events takes the spin out of them, in this order.

  1. No, the Ryan budget isn’t extreme – Many conservatives believe Ryan’s budget is too tepid as it doesn’t balance the budget for over a decade. The plan only reduces spending from the current 24 percent to 19.8 percent of GDP. As economists have pointed out, this would bring federal expenditures down to the average of post-WWII levels. In the Ryan budget, federal spending increases every year during the next 10, and revenue rises every year afterwards. The budget expands from $3.6 trillion in 2013 to $4.9 trillion in 2022—a trajectory which can be considered an extreme “cut” only in Washington.
  2. No, his plan doesn’t favor the rich – What Ryan’s plan does is reform the current six-strata tax-rate system into two, a 10 percent rate and a 25 percent rate. It fixes the Alternative Minimum Tax (which Democrats support) and cuts corporate taxes rates (which Obama has said he’d be willing to entertain) to reflect rates used by competitive nations. To keep revenues stable Ryan (and Romney) have proposed closing loopholes (disproportionately used by wealthy Americans).Paul Ryan
  3. No, Ryan’s plan does not destroy Medicare – The Wyden-Ryan Medicare plan—co-authored by a liberal Democrat—wouldn’t affect anyone over 55. Seniors who’ve earned their Medicare benefits would not see a change, and those under 55 would not have to ever see a change either—unless they voluntarily took part in a more competitive plan. Even then, Washington would pay premiums as you made choices, which, if you believe in the basics of free market economics, would bring down prices and improve service.
  4. No, he’s not at war with women- The phony “war on women” attack is a vital part of any left-wing campaign against social conservatives. Democratic congressman Patrick Murphy of Pennsylvania says that Ryan “believes we should ban all birth control as well. He voted for that.” Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, says that Ryan “supported the ‘Let Women Die Bill,’ which would allow hospitals to refuse to provide a woman emergency, lifesaving abortion care, even if she could die without it.”Naturally, Ryan has never voted for anything resembling those accusations. He did vote for the “Protect Life Act,” which would have rewritten provisions in Obamacare to prohibit federal subsidies for abortion—something liberals claim is already codified in law–and insure that Catholic hospitals would not have to chip in for abortions. He also supported a bill that would have dulled the HHS Mandate that Catholic hospitals provide free condoms.
  5. No, he’s not a congressional obstructionist -The president went a bit overboard, in fact, in a stop in Iowa last week, saying: “So, if you happen to see Congressman Ryan, tell him how important this farm bill is to Iowa and our rural communities. It’s time to put politics aside and pass it right away.” The House of Representatives had already passed  a stop-gap measure to help drought-ridden farmers. In fact, the House has passed a budget, while a Harry Reid-led Senate hasn’t passed one in over three years.

These are only some of the lies being told on Paul Ryan by President Obama and the rest of the liberal Democrats. Human Events doesn’t cover the others, but they do have much more about these five lies at the link.

If there is one thing I know for certain, it is that the Obama campaign is going to get a pass in the media. No matter what they say about Paul Ryan, they will almost assuredly not be called on the carpet for their statements. It doesn’t matter how untruthful they are, the main stream media will question them very little about these lies. That means one thing to me. It is up to us to help debunk the lies they are telling. It is up to us to tell the truth about Paul Ryan. Are we up to the task?

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  • Dragonconservative

    Does anyone else think that Obama is avoiding talking about policy and is simply campaigning by attacking everything but his rivals’ policy? I mean, he keeps going on about Romney’s tax returns; who cares about what Mitt Romney paid in taxes so long as he didn’t break the law? And he always attacks Paul Ryan for so-called trickle down economics that supposedly got us into this mess. He can’t run on his sh***y record, so he has to settle for attacks on the beliefs of his rivals.

    • http://www.ldjackson.net LD Jackson

      Of course he can’t run on his record. He is sure to lose if he does. Therefore, he has no other course of action, but to attack his opponent for supposed wrongs.

  • http://conservativesonfire.wordpress.com Jim at Conservatives on Fire

    Lis, lies, and more lies will be par for the course that Obama has chosen. There was never any hope of converting those that are stupid enough to fall for his lies. We can do nothing more than keep telling the truth and doing our part to turn out the vote in November.

    • http://www.ldjackson.net LD Jackson

      Turn out is going to be critical. If conservatives decide to stay at home, Romney will lose.

      • Dragonconservative

        But I don’t think that will happen, because Paul Ryan definitely energizes the base

  • http://www.stevenbirnspeaks.com Steven Birn

    Paul Ryan would do well to address this stuff at his big speech next week. He and Romney have a chance to take control of this race but it all depends on their performance at the Convention.

    • http://www.ldjackson.net LD Jackson

      I agree. Paul Ryan should boldly face these attacks down and show the lies for what they are.

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    • http://www.ldjackson.net LD Jackson

      It’s gone now. I am incorporating a new ad network into the blog and I was trying to place an ad at the top of the post. It didn’t play nice at all. Sorry about that. :)

  • Steve Dennis

    Never let the facts get in the way of a good argument, that is what the Democrats believe. Of course it doesn’t help that Newt called Ryan’s plan “right wing social engineering.” I expect that to make it into a Democrat ad eventually.

    • http://www.ldjackson.net LD Jackson

      I was never able to understand why Newt Gingrich was so critical of Ryan’s plan. The same goes for how he attacked Mitt Romney for his tenure at Bain. In my opinion, he was following the same play book as Obama and I am glad he has been mostly silent since he dropped out of the race.

  • http://rjjrdq.com rjjrdq

    The problem for Ryan is that nobody is going to recite this entire article everytime someone parrots the Dem talking points. What the Democrats are doing is effective for those with a short attention span.

    • http://www.ldjackson.net LD Jackson

      That’s why we have to keep hammering these points home.