Paul Ryan is against cutting the deficit

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    Paul Ryan said in interview with Larry Larry Kudlow that the first order of business for him and Romney will be preventing the "fiscal cliff". Well, guess what -- the very same fiscal cliff would cut US budget deficit almost by half, to just $641 billion (compare that to 1.4 trillion in 2009 FY).

    The reason for Ryan stance is simple -- the fiscal cliff would also put US back into recession, and we don't want that, do we? But just as clear is Ryan/Romney hypocrisy toward "Obama deficits" and toward Obama stimulus. Obama did not want to cut deficits for the same reason -- it would have hurt the economy. And, following the same logic, the economy would be in a much worse shape if not for the Obama stimulus back in 2009.

    Yet Republicans spent last years blaming Obama for deficits and the stimulus.
     
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    If we don't stop the fiscal cliff we won't have to worry about the deficit or anything else either.
     
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    The first order of business would be to stabilize the economy, everything else can come later.
     
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    Then why Republicans were bashing the stimulus? And what that debt limit drama was about? They don't care about the economy. They were doing everything they could to slow down the recovery, hoping that the voters would blame the sitting President. The sad part is that for the most part they got away with it.
     
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    Desparation.
     
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    Hello stupid.

    The stimulus was largely a crony payoff.

    If Obama had made it all tax breaks....no issue.

    As it was, he didn't get the money out into the economy through is shovel ready jobs in a way that did anything.

    The GOP wanted more tax breaks...but Obama needed to buy votes for 2012.
     
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    mommy anything the republicans say or do we re going to call them out no matter how small the word we have to use and in what context and really blast them on anything cause we're that scared. if romeny and ryan didnt scare us half the threads wouldnt be created.
     
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    More like retardation.
     
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    The 6 trillion dollars additional debt is surely caused by Obama. Want to disprove that??? 23 million people are out of work and 8+ percent unemployment throughout his entire presidency.

    Real people are suffering because of this president.
     
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