During his speech last night to delegates at the Republican National Convention, Paul Ryan made some astoundingly misleading and fraudulent claims about President Barack Obama’s previous 4 years in office. So misleading and deceitful was his speech that the Associated Press released a fact check article this morning titled, ”Ryan takes factual shortcuts in speech,” that calls out Ryan for his fraudulent claims. One of the most mendacious claims that Ryan made was that President Obama refused to tackle the national debt when given a plan by a congressional debt commission (8/29/2012):
He 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
Congressman Ryan, one of 12 members of Congress on the 18-member bipartisan debt commission, had telegraphed a no vote on Wednesday, but stated straight-up at a Monitor breakfast for reporters Thursday that that is his decision.
“Obviously, I’m not going to vote for it,” said Congressman Ryan, who is an important voice on the commission as incoming chairman of the House Budget Committee come January.