Paul Ryan laid down the gauntlet today. He delivered his budget to the people. There is one thing I have always “admired” about this new sect of extreme Right Wing Tea Party Republicans, they have no problem looking into the eye of a reporter, looking into the eye of a camera, looking into the eye of Americans, and lying even with the evidence next to them or in the public domain. ‘
Most of them voted against the Violence Against Women Act, yet some took credit for its passage. Ryan and most of this sect voted for the sequester, yet they attempt to blame others for its passage. Now, Paul Ryan uses the revenues from the President’s ‘balanced approach’, $716 billion dollars in Medicare Savings via Obamacare and the tax cut repeal on the wealthy on the 2012 cliff deal.
Ryan’s press conference announcing his budget was informative on Republican ideology, dishonesty, and braggadocio.
Reporter: You spent months on the campaign trail arguing against raising taxes…. In this budget you say that you balance in ten years in part by using six hundred billion dollars in new taxes that you opposed. Isn’t that disingenuous?
Ryan: Not at all…. We are not going to refight the past. Law is law. We know that that is not going to change, especially with respect to these issues.