With the selection of Paul Ryan as a Vice Presidential Canidate the 2012 Presidential Race is on (I know I know no one told President Obama that, he’s been campaigning sense 2008). I’ve been away with the local Boy Scout Troop so now its back to business lets dive in shall we.
President Obama has been campaigning all around the country lately, more so then normal, and he has said a few things that have caught my attention.
650.) President Obama stood before a crowd in Iowa and said,”Unfortunately right now, too many members of Congress are blocking the farm bill from becoming law,” Obama said. “I am told that Governor Romney’s new running mate, Paul Ryan, might be around Iowa the next few days. He is one of the leaders in Congress standing in the way” Then he said, “So, if you happen to see Congressman Ryan, tell him how important this farm bill is to Iowa and our rural communities”. Unfortunatly the House of Represenatives has already passed a drought-and-disaster relief bill earlier this month, and guess what Paul Ryan voted for it. All that was needed for the bill to become law was a vote by the Senate and a Signature from the President, it is unfortunat that the Senate left before casting a vote on it So what do we make of this, who needs to be told how important a farm bill is? Who is it that is standing in the way? It is not Paul Ryan. But we all know that progressives can’t be held accountable for what they say or do, its always someone elses fault.
651.) President Obama has come out saying that Mit Romeny and Paul Ryan have a plan to end medicare as we know it, maybe that’s not all bad. President Obama is banking on the ignorance of the masses (something that he thinks is common). The truth is that Mr. Romeny and Mr. Ryan are not out to end Medicare but rather they are out to save it. Paul Ryan’s plan for medicare doesn’t affect anyone 55 years or older. So if you are already on medicare or are about to be eligable nothing is going to change. What Paul Ryan’s plan does is gives us an option (oh no free choice) to either A. enter medicare as it exists now or B. take a voucher and seek out a private sector option. It is ironic that President Obama is attacking someone about medicare when he signed into law a bill that cuts over $700,000,000,000 from medicare.
652.) Vice President Joe Biden has been out on the campaign trail, Good Ol’ Joe. He has made a few gaffs as well such as “Once again, General Motors is the largest automobile maker in the world. Folks, where’s it written we cannot lead the world in the 20th century in making automobiles? I’ve not seen it written anywhere,” Um…. we did lead the world in the 20th century, it is actually writen down in the history books. I think someone forgot to tell Mr. Biden that we live in the 21st century and have done so for the last 12 years. Wow.