A valid criticism of Paul Ryan, but not from Obama
There has been some very valid criticism of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) that has been around since he unveiled his budget plan. Really, the criticism has been around for awhile, but it seems to be picking up more recently. President Barack Obama touched on it with campaign donors last week:
“When Paul Ryan says his priority is to make sure, he’s just being America’s accountant … This is the same guy that voted for two wars that were unpaid for, voted for the Bush tax cuts that were unpaid for, voted for the prescription drug bill that cost as much as my health care bill — but wasn’t paid for,” Mr. Obama told his supporters. “So it’s not on the level.”
Like I said, it’s valid criticism. But the messenger here carries no weight. Obama has given us record deficits, kept us in those two wars - and started a new one, and have us ObamaCare; which is not entirely paid for.
Then again, when your approval rating is at 41%, I guess you have to blame everyone but yourself for the problems you helped make worse.