Here are 24 of Ryans lies debunked.http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/ ... 0-minutes/
Paul Ryan spoke for 40 of the 90 minutes during Thursday night‚Äôs vice presidential debate and managed to tell at least 24 myths during that time: 1) ‚ÄúIt took the president two weeks to acknowledge that [the Libya attack] was a terrorist attack.‚ÄĚ
Obama used the word ‚Äúterrorism‚ÄĚ to describe the killing of Americans the very next day at the Rose Garden. ‚ÄúNo acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for,‚ÄĚ Obama said in a Rose Garden statement on September 12.
Too bad he wasn't talking about the attack and killing in Benghazai.
2) ‚ÄúThe administration was blocking us every step of the way. Only because we had strong bipartisan support for these tough [Iran] sanctions were we able to overrule their objections and put them in spite of the administration.‚ÄĚ
Even the Israeli President has effusively praised President Obama‚Äôs leadership on getting American and international sanctions on Iran, which have significantly slowed Iran‚Äôs progress.
A couple of years ago this was true. In the past year there has been a 180 on Isreal's feelings about our actions vis-a-vis Iran.
3) ‚ÄúMedicare and Social Security are going bankrupt. These are indisputable facts.‚ÄĚ
[T]he possibility of Medicare going bankrupt is ‚ÄĒ and historically has been ‚ÄĒ greatly exaggerated. In fact, if no changes are made, Medicare would still be able to meet 88 percent of its obligations in 2085. Social Security is fully funded for another two decades and could pay 75 percent of its benefits thereafter. There is also an easy way to ensure the program‚Äôs long-term solvency without large changes or cuts to benefits.
According to the CBO Medicare at the current levels (pre-adding millions of more people to the rolls) is unsustainable.
4) ‚ÄúThe vice president was in charge of overseeing this. $90 billion in green pork to campaign contributors and special interest groups.‚ÄĚ
Multiple reviews, including an independent review of all Department Of Energy loan programs by Herb Allison ‚Äď- finance chair for McCain for President 2008 ‚Äď- have found no ‚Äúpork‚ÄĚ in the stimulus‚Äô funding of green projects, concluding that the loans were not steered to friends or family, as Ryan claims.
The Inspector General of the DoE agrees with Ryan and is currently conducting over 100 investigations.
5) ‚ÄúWas it a good idea to spend taxpayer dollars on electric cars in Finland, or on windmills in China?‚ÄĚ
As PolitiFact has pointed out, the money for electric cars in Finland did not come from the stimulus. Rather, it originated with the Energy Department‚Äôs Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing program, which predated the Obama administration. The claim about ‚Äúwindmills in China‚ÄĚ is also inaccurate.
Approved by the Obama DoE to go specifically to a company that used the money outside the U.S.
6) ‚ÄúWhen they see us putting ‚Äď when they see us putting daylight between ourselves and our allies in Israel, that gives them encouragement.‚ÄĚ
The Israeli Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister, Ehud Barak, told CNN, ‚ÄúPresident Obama is doing ‚Ä¶ more than anything that I can remember in the past [in regard to our security].‚ÄĚ
Let's ask Netanyahu how he feels about things.
7) ‚ÄúYou see, if you reform these programs for my generation, people 54 and below, you can guarantee they don‚Äôt change for people in or near retirement.‚ÄĚ
Here is how the Romney/Ryan Medicare plan will affect current seniors: 1) by repealing Obamacare, the 16 million seniors receiving preventive benefits without deductibles or co-pays and are saving $3.9 billion on prescription drugs will see a cost increase, 2) ‚Äúpremium support‚ÄĚ will increase premiums for existing beneficiaries as private insurers lure healthier seniors out of the traditional Medicare program, 3) Romney/Ryan would also lower Medicaid spending significantly beginning next year, shifting federal spending to states and beneficiaries, and increasing costs for the 9 million Medicare recipients who are dependent on Medicaid.
Multiple part so we just take it apart. 1) According to the CBO those currently on Medicare below a set income level would NOT see any change in their Medicare coverage unless that person decided to opt out of Medicare and go with their own insurance. 2) The RICH would see their premiums go UP in the Romney/Ryan plan. No one has to leave the system if they don't want to. 3) Obamacare lowers federal spending on Medicaid and shifts it to the states next year also.Romney/Ryan would lower the spending on healthcare by the federal government by charing the rich more for their coverage and the poor less for theirs. Obamacare just cuts it to pay for Obamacare.
8) ‚ÄúObamacare takes $716 billion from Medicare to spend on Obamacare.‚ÄĚ
Ryan is claiming that Obamacare siphons off $716 billion from Medicare, to the detriment of Medicare beneficiaries. In actuality, that money is saved primarily through reducing over-payments to insurance companies under Medicare Advantage, cutting waste fraud and abuse, and eliminating inefficiencies in the system. Ryan‚Äôs budget plan keeps those same cuts, but directs them toward tax cuts for the rich and deficit reduction.
Democrats claim that charging the rich more for their Medicare coverage and the poor less for theirs won't lower the costs of Medicare. Uhm...math? And really, tax cuts for the rich is charging them more?
9) ‚ÄúAnd then they put this new Obamacare board in charge of cutting Medicare each and every year in ways that will lead to denied care for current seniors.‚ÄĚ
The Board, or IPAB is tasked with making binding recommendations to Congress for lowering health care spending, should Medicare costs exceed a target growth rate. Congress can accept the savings proposal or implement its own ideas through a super majority. The panel‚Äôs plan will modify payments to providers but it cannot ‚Äúinclude any recommendation to ration health care, raise revenues or Medicare beneficiary premiums‚Ä¶increase Medicare beneficiary cost-sharing (including deductibles, coinsurance, and co- payments), or otherwise restrict benefits or modify eligibility criteria‚ÄĚ (Section 3403 of the ACA). Relying on health care experts rather than politicians to control health care costs has previously attracted bipartisan support and even Ryan himself proposed two IPAB-like structures in a 2009 health plan.
The CBO estimates that 16% of current providers of health care under the Medicare & Medicaid programs will no longer provide that service under the first two years of the ACA. All while the ACA adds millions to the rolls of the two programs.
10) ‚Äú7.4 million seniors are projected to lose their current Medicare Advantage coverage they have. That‚Äôs a $3,200 benefit cut.‚ÄĚ
Enrollment is actually projected to increase by 11 percent in Medicare Advantage (MA) in 2013. Since the Affordable Care Act was enacted in 2010, Medicare Advantage premiums have decreased an average of 10 percent and enrollment in these plans has increased 28 percent.
Thank you math again. As more and more people feel the need to get from the government, the less it costs. Insurance works that way.
11) ‚ÄúThis [Medicare premium support] plan that‚Äôs bipartisan. It‚Äôs a plan I put together with a prominent Democrat senator from Oregon.‚ÄĚ
Wyden not only voted against Ryan‚Äôs budget, he also called the idea that he supported it ‚Äúnonsense.‚ÄĚ
The Oregon Democrat joined the Wisconsin Republican in calling for a fundamental restructuring of the Medicare entitlement.http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/14/13279164-wydens-medicare-collaboration-with-ryan-puts-him-center-stage-for-2012?lite
Sitting next to Ryan at the Bipartisan Policy Center event, Wyden said, ‚ÄúThere‚Äôs a window of opportunity here, a chance to change the conversation, lower the decibel level ... and see if we can bring together progressives and conservatives‚ÄĚ to create a system in which people on Medicare choose a private-sector health plan or traditional Medicare, if they want.
12) ‚ÄúEight out of 10 businesses, they file their taxes as individuals, not as corporations.‚ÄĚ
Far less than half of the people affected by the expiration of the upper income tax cuts get any of their income at all from a small businesses. And those people could very well be receiving speaking fees or book royalties, which qualify as ‚Äúsmall business income‚ÄĚ but don‚Äôt have a direct impact on job creation. It‚Äôs actually hard to find a small business who think that they will be hurt if the marginal tax rate on income earned above $250,000 per year is increased.
My two bosses in one business, myself on my own. Not hard to find us, just give us a call.
13) ‚Äú[Unemployment is rising] all around America.‚ÄĚ
In August, the unemployment rate dropped from a year before in 325 of 372 metro areas surveyed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Too bad you don't report U-6. When the unemployment rate dropping because more people don't qualify for unemployment or gave up looking for work is seen as a reason to celebrate by democrats I wonder what looking glass world they live in.
14) ‚ÄúThe average tax rate on businesses in the industrialized world is 25 percent, and the president wants the top effective tax rate on successful small businesses to go above 40 percent.‚ÄĚ
The U.S. is raising historically low amounts of revenue from the corporate income tax, and it already has the second lowest effective corporate tax rate in the world. U.S. corporations are taxed less than their foreign rivals, and the U.S. effective corporate tax rate is low compared to other developed economies.
Effective tax rate vs tax rate. We are at 39% real, compared to the world's 25% real average. With corporate deductions some companies pay 0%. The democrats want to raise the real tax rate to 40%+ while leaving the deductions meaning some companies will still pay 0%. Romney/Ryan plan does away with corporate deductions and lowers the rate to 25%. That mean ALL companies pay 25%.
15) ‚ÄúHe‚Äôll keep saying this $5 trillion plan, I suppose. It‚Äôs been discredited by six other studies.‚ÄĚ
The studies Ryan cites actually further prove that Romney/Ryan would, in fact, have to raise taxes on the middle class if he were to keep his promise not to lose revenue with his tax rate reduction.
Studies that ignore the savings of cutting government cost do say that. However, add in government cuts and you'll get there without raising tax rates. In fact if you were to actually read the plan put forth by republicans it reduces the tax rates at every level. It also reduces the deductions allowed, mostly at the top levels. Damn it, taking it from the rich more than the poor. Damn republicans.
16) ‚ÄúYou can ‚Äď you can cut tax rates by 20 percent and still preserve these important preferences for middle-class taxpayer. It is mathematically possible. It‚Äôs been done before. It‚Äôs precisely what we‚Äôre proposing.‚ÄĚ
If Romney/Ryan hope to provide tax relief to the middle class, then their $5 trillion tax cut would add to the deficit. There are not enough deductions in the tax code that primarily benefit rich people to make his math work. As the Tax Policy Center concluded, Romney‚Äôs plan can‚Äôt both exempt middle class families from tax cuts and remain revenue neutral. ‚ÄúHe‚Äôs promised all these things and he can‚Äôt do them all. In order for him to cover the cost of his tax cut without adding to the deficit, he‚Äôd have to find a way to raise taxes on middle income people or people making less than $200,000 a year,‚ÄĚ the Center found.
Again, ignore the entirety of the plan and you get this kind of lie. See example given about corporate tax rates.
17) ‚ÄúSo they proposed a $478 billion cut to defense to begin with. Now we have another $500 billion cut to defense that‚Äôs lurking on the horizon. They insisted upon that cut being involved in the debt negotiations, and so we have a $1 trillion cut.‚ÄĚ
Ryan has frequently gotten in hot water for criticizing President Obama for the very same defense cuts that he voted for in 2011.
I'll have to research some on this.
18) ‚ÄúIf these cuts go through, our Navy will be the smallest ‚Äď the smallest it has been since before World War I.‚ÄĚ
PolitiFact rated this claim as ‚ÄúPants on Fire,‚ÄĚ noting that ‚Äúa wide range of experts told us it‚Äôs wrong to assume that a decline in the number of ships or aircraft automatically means a weaker military.‚ÄĚ
I agree. The military has been looking for ways to downsize manpower levels for a long time. Manpower is over 60% of the budget.
19) ‚ÄúLook at what they‚Äôre doing through Obamacare with respect to assaulting the religious liberties of this country. They‚Äôre infringing upon our first freedom, the freedom of religion, by infringing on Catholic charities, Catholic churches, Catholic hospitals.‚ÄĚ
Religious institutions haven‚Äôt been forced to ‚Äúviolate their conscience‚ÄĚ by paying for contraception. Houses of worship and other religious nonprofits that primarily employ and serve people of the same faith will be exempt from offering birth control.
The religious non-profits and churches are still suing the federal government because the federal government has been stalling them on taking the actions promised above.
20) ‚ÄúIf you like your health care plan, you can keep it. Try telling that to the 20 million people who are projected to lose their health insurance if Obamacare goes through or the 7-point million ‚Äď 7.4 million seniors who are going to lose it.‚ÄĚ
The Affordable Care Act would actually expand health care coverage to 30 million Americans and all seniors will keep their guranteed Medicare benefits, despite Ryan‚Äôs fear mongering. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that very few people will have to enroll in new coverage.
The CBO actually declined to estimate how many people would have to enroll in new coveragedue to inadequate language in the ACA. But this is fearmongering on Ryan's part.
21) ‚ÄúWe should not have called Bashar Assad a reformer when he was turning his Russian-provided guns on his own people.‚ÄĚ
In March 2011, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton noted that ‚Äúmany of the members of Congress of both parties who have gone to Syria in recent months have said they believe he‚Äôs a reformer.‚ÄĚ However, she did not endorse their view.
Include it all stony---
Ryan said the Obama administration "called Bashar Assad a reformer when he was turning his Russian-provided guns on his own people."
That‚Äôs not quite what Clinton said; instead, she was describing what she understood lawmakers‚Äô views to be. Still, as a secretary of state speaking on national television, her decision to discuss such beliefs without knocking them down suggests that she lends them at least some credibility. On balance, we rate Ryan‚Äôs claim Half True.
22) ‚ÄúWhen Barack Obama was elected, they had enough fissile material ‚ÄĒ nuclear material to make one bomb. Now they have enough for five.‚ÄĚ
This is misleading and unproven. Iran now has enough fissile material, but has not yet enriched to the necessary level for a weapon. The Institute for Science and International Security says ‚Äúit would take Iran more than two months to produce that amount if it started with 20%-grade uranium, and ‚Äėseveral months‚Äô to make enough for a bomb using low-enriched uranium. That would give the world community enough time to detect the operation and organize a response, ISIS noted in June.‚ÄĚ
Little behind in the news cycle but even CBS can confirms that....
An article published Thursday by the Haaretz newspaper said Defense Minister Ehud Barak had "confirmed" the paper's earlier report that Mr. Obama had received a new National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) "which shares Israel's view that Iran has made surprising, significant progress toward military nuclear capability."
Speaking later to Israeli Radio, Barak was not as definitive, but said there is "apparently a report by American intelligence agencies - I don't know if it's under the title NIE or under another title - which is making the rounds of high offices," in Washington that makes the American government's concerns more urgent.
"As far as we know, it comes very close to our own estimate, I would say, as opposed to earlier American estimates. It transforms the Iranian situation to an even more urgent one and it is even less likely that we will know every development in time on the Iranian nuclear program," Barak said.
23) ‚Äú[Iran is] racing toward a nuclear weapon.‚ÄĚ
Israeli and American intelligence officials aren‚Äôt so sure.
Isreal is sure, America is burying our heads in the sand.
24) ‚ÄúWe don‚Äôt want to do is give our allies reason to trust us less [by announcing a withdrawal timeline for Afghanistan].‚ÄĚ
It‚Äôs unclear how our allies would trust us less since they too agreed to the timeline. As Biden pointed outed, ‚ÄúThat‚Äôs a bizarre statement. .. Forty-nine of our allies ‚ÄĒ hear me ‚ÄĒ 49 of our allies signed on to this position.‚ÄĚ[/quote]Yeah but we had to give them something in return....
NATO has touted a planned U.S.-led missile shield for Europe as a shining example of military cooperation. A first step to the shield will be the announcement at the summit of an ‚Äúinterim capability‚ÄĚ putting U.S. warships armed with missile interceptors in the Mediterranean, and a radar system based in Turkey under NATO command.
Not to mention the allies that signed but didn't agree with the timeline like France, Canada, the Netherlands, Australia.http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/05/20/215196.html
Stony, this is too easy. You don't use your given independent mind in any way so with little effort and research your easily out done. For once do yourself a favor and go looking somewhere other than the DNC for your facts. And lest you forget, I'm not registered as republican or democrat. Anyone that is is an idiot that can't think for themselves.