ICYMI: "The Paul Ryan Legend Dissipates"

Sep 30, 2012

As reported by New York Magazine today, the allure of Paul Ryan is fading fast and the reasoning behind it is the Republican’s refusal to work across the aisle with Democrats on a bipartisan deficit reduction plan and his further refusal to explain the details in his budget plan.

As the magazine reported: “What’s new is that the publicly available facts about Ryan’s opposition to bipartisan deficit reduction is penetrating the media narrative about him, which has always presented him as the very opposite.”

The magazine continued, “In the interview, (Chris Wallace of Fox News) tries to walk through the facts with Ryan. He begins by asking about the cost of the rate cuts, which is about $5 trillion over a decade. Ryan refuses to answer the question. He tries various tricks to avoid it. … Ryan never comes close to saying how he would fill in the trillions of dollars of missing revenue that would require.”

“It’s becoming increasingly evident Paul Ryan doesn’t think the American people deserve an explanation as to why his budget would give huge tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires which would then force the incurred extra costs that would generate onto middle class families,” Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate said Monday. “What America needs is a president and vice president that are honest and upfront with the public and it’s clear through their constant, elusive dodging and ducking of these issues that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan don’t have that respect for their fellow Americans.”

Read the New York Magazine article here.