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September 5th, 2012
04:31 PM ET

Paul Ryan on the Obama administration: "We're limping out of this recession right now...economic growth is stagnant"

Coming up this evening in primetime, Piers Morgan is joined by GOP Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan for a candid conversation on the country, in particular it's progress under the Barack Obama administration.

In response to the Democratic Party's perspective that things are improving thanks to policies put in place by the president, Ryan disagrees:

"To make the argument that they're putting us on the right track just defies logic. It flies in the face of the facts," says the 42-year-old U.S. Representative for Wisconsin. "You have to give President Obama the fact that he inherited a very difficult situation but Piers, I think he made things worse."

Comparing the nation's challenging economic situation to similar cases in recent history, Ryan finds fault with what he considers to be a lack of improvement:

"Usually when we have a deep recession in America, we come bounding out of it with fast economic growth and job creation. We did that after the '81/'82 recession with Ronald Reagan. We did that after the tough 70's recession we had," he tells the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host. "We're limping out of this recession right now. Economic growth is stagnant. Job creation is stagnant. The labor force participation rate is stagnant."

Tune in tonight as Morgan continues his coverage live from the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, as he welcomes Ryan, as well as Eva Longoria, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, Sandra Fluke, and Cecile Richards.
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  1. ray

    liar ,lira, liar ryan. ahhaha this hypocrite says he is a man of god hahahhaha jesus never lied. this man is a pathological liar so is romney and the white people on the right will let these liars lie for any and everything and never question them. where is the dignity. honesty, and integrity of these white people? had these liars lived in another countrt man, man , man they would be ...............................

    September 5, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Grace

      We have to stop comparing ourselves white people, black people, God loves us all no matter the color, Red and Yellow, Black and White we are precious in his sight, Jesus loves all the children of this world.....God Bless you Ray and leave the color behind you and just love everyone and know God is in control of our country and will put the right person in position to fulfill prophecy just as he did in Bible...praying for you!

      September 5, 2012 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • SpudMeister

      @ray – you are demonstrating the problem. all you have to say is negative, but you have no substance. instead of the us vs. them mentality, why don't you offer something constructive? you call him a liar, but offer not evidence to back it up. now if you can imaging someone on the right who acts like you do in your message, you now know why the country is at a standstill, instead of working together to fix things.

      September 5, 2012 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply

      nice way to shove your nose up Obama's rear.

      Check the stats on any budget he passed. Even his own would vote it down, Grow up

      September 5, 2012 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Joyce

      Unbelievable , never seen or heard of a liar of this magnitude

      September 5, 2012 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • CNNbeatsFox

      Ray, while I agree that Paul Ryan breaks the 9th Commandment in his speeches, during this interview, and probably every time he utters "Thank God", I don't believe it has anything to do with his color or ethnicity. Notice that Paul doesn't give any actual data, or attempt to do any analysis of data, to support his statement that Obama has made things worse. And, of course, he doesn't offer anything he would have done better. Until they do, don't vote for him. Period.

      September 5, 2012 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Gem

      I really can't stomach Paul Ryan. This man is trying to rip off many - and has the nerve to point fingers at Pres. Obama as one we should be concerned with. Truth is, I don't trust Ryan or Romney as far as I can throw them...

      September 5, 2012 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. RapidOne

    You forgot, Paul Ryan, the insanely huge amount of obstructionism the Republicans have happily been a part of. Rather than help our country grow and 'BOUND' as you say, the Republicans have done EVERYTHING in their power to stagnate our growth and to cost the American people dearly. You people are liars who rely on your base having no memory and no critical thinking skills. Those of us who care to take emotion out of things see clearly: your party has really screwed our country for the sake of politics, plain and simple.

    September 5, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • caeslinger

      You do realize the Democrats had COMPLETE control for the first 2 years – and they focused on something that was sure to kill the recovery, if there was one going on ... Healthcare.

      Please move along with your obstructionist viewpoints.

      September 5, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Mike

        Please, tell me a story on how Democrats has COMPLETE control in obama's first two years?

        September 5, 2012 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
      • leo

        Dem did not have complete control, they had a lot of trouble passing the health care reform because of rep opposition. and u say they focused on sthing that has nothing to do with the recovery, well what about the famous stimulus 700B, what about the financial system bailout, what about the auto industry aid, what about the home market funding, what about the tarp. do u actually leave on earth ? and fyi, health care reform doesnt hurt the economy, and even less the recovery cause what it does is to give fragilized people more security in a tough economy.

        September 5, 2012 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
      • Chuck


        They controlled the House, the Senate and the White house. That is about as close as complete control as you can get.

        September 5, 2012 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
      • truthand more

        So you mean to tell me 2 years is enough to turn the economy completely around, after the worst economic disaster since the "GREAT DEPRESSION". That is virtually impossible, Obama can and will fix the issues facing our nation today, However he needs more time.

        September 5, 2012 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
      • Christopher Bruce

        Democrats did not 'control' congress for any significant amount of time, and Republican made historic use of the filibuster to completely stall any progress.

        The party had one goal, and one goal alone...ensure Obama is a one-term president. It actually benefits them to see the country crash and burn. Pity the economy actually stablized and made some recovery despite their best efforts and flat out lies about the rich being "job creators".

        September 5, 2012 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
      • truthand more

        I believe it took an entire decade to recover from the 1939 depression, now 2 to 3 1/2 years is all Obama gets, That is absurd, Be careful what you wish for Ryan and Mitt surely would take this country to war with Iran and possibly Russia prepare to lose your entire 401k and every pension or did you forget the damage Bush administration inflicted on our nation?

        September 5, 2012 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
      • Nancy

        Mitt Romney will take our service men and woman to war. We need to wake up and stop this bickering. We were lied to by Bush.
        Our media was banned to cover the arrival of our service men and woman returning home in body bags.
        Please Google

        September 5, 2012 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
      • bert

        you are incorrect, and stating this lie over and over (a Republican talking point) is simply not going to work.

        the Democrats did not have a Filibuster proof Senate for 2 years. This is something that would not have mattered previously, but the Republicans made it their goal to block anything Obama tried to do, so for really, the first time in history, 51 votes was NOT all that was needed to get legislation passed.

        now, I'll grant you that the Democrats *did* have 6-8 months of full control (and filibuster proof control) at the start of the term. Democrats and the President made the mistake of trying to reach across the aisle and compromise.

        they should have known they were dealing with children, and that they were wasting their time, and power. And that is a true, true shame for this Country.

        but the statement that Democrats were in control for 2 years is a flat out LIE.

        September 5, 2012 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
      • jon

        Maybe we SHOULD elect another Republican President and have him promptly rip us a new one just like before!

        September 5, 2012 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  3. ray

    this hypocrite sould be in prison for all the lies he has told so far. this guy is nothing more than a racist like all republicans, this liar sould be in prison for hating immigrants like all republicans ., most of all this moron should keep his traps close

    September 5, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • brian

      Please don't ever write your opinion again, you are a complete moron. Your whats wrong with our society, dooshbag

      September 5, 2012 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • robney will end middle class

        Besides anti-abortion and anti-planned parenthood bills what has the house done since 2010 to help the economy?

        GOP supporters you are real good at blaming President Obama, please tell us what the gop led house and senate members have done to help the economy?

        September 5, 2012 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
      • beatman1

        Please stop talking like a PRESCHOOLER

        September 5, 2012 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
      • Nancy

        Bush lied to us and Mitt Romney and Rayan agreed making them liers. War kills and makes some very rich.

        September 5, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Horrendus

      Obama should be ousted for all the lies he has told so far. this guy is nothing more than a racist like all Democrats, this liar should be in prison for refusing to follow the laws set down by the government about immigrants. Like most democrats., this moron should keep his trap closed

      September 5, 2012 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Hal

        You are proof that not all republicans are as smart as they think they are.

        September 5, 2012 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
      • yogi

        Democrats racists, the same old republican playbook, look at your weakness and accuse the opponent. You are a pathetic bunch, demonstrating that you are willing to put civilization in reverse.

        September 5, 2012 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • jnpa

      The thing about republicans is you can prove to them that something they have said is an outright lie, they will look at you with a blank expression, and then continue to spew the same lie. Amazing!

      September 6, 2012 at 8:06 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • d

      @Ray.... You poor poor soul.... lost stupid and confused. If all Republicans are racists they whats up with the 38% of the (white) younger generation voting for your muslim president so called obama ??? Com' on you know he's a muslim right ???

      September 6, 2012 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Patrick Henry

    These folks talk to me like they are going give me economic freedom as the re-load their machine guns with the same bullets we saw in 2002 thru 2008. Three Wars and a TAX CUT!! That followed by a group of self centered children standing on the floor of the house threatening to take their ball and go home. If you think that will work let me tell you my story This is 1933 and Barak Obama is the reincarnation of a President called Roosevelt.

    September 5, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Audrey Przybylski

    Paul Ryan fails to understand what the economic experts have told us all - that it will take a long time for America to recover from the economic mess and near collapse of our economy back in 2008.

    September 5, 2012 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • yogi

      Amen. All republicans conveniently forget this, and in addition it requires too much reading to get to that picture. Vote ALL Republicans out of office. What a pathetic party and electorate.

      September 5, 2012 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Ralph

    Is my memory faulty, that the party that created this mess, is the one that has tried to block everything that has been
    attempted to get the country back on the road to RECOVERY? My perception is that they are willing to let the whole country go down the drain to accomplish their political objectives.

    September 5, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • yogi

      Absolutely! These two clowns is all the GOP could come up with, and clowns of the sad variety. Pathetic!

      September 5, 2012 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • John

      Political objectives? Nah. Money talks, and when it comes to republicans, it HOLLERS!

      September 5, 2012 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Carrol

      Wake up.
      If Mitt Romney could putting Clint Eastwood on stage letting the poor man make the biggest Blooper of his life how can this man be trusted to be in the White House? The convention was the big day to display his best and he could not find some one with brigh lights.
      I was a Rupublican .... Use your bright lights to guide you.

      September 6, 2012 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Mike Texoma

    We are limping out of this recession because the Republicans in the house and senate have blocked this President's million job program at every turn. Call it a lack of leadershhip, but what is lacking is leadership among the Republican party. The alternative is this Romney/Ryan Starve-the-Beast budgetary proposal that cannot be implemented without dump[ing America back into the depths of recession, constant election pressure from the tea party to do what should not be done, and a no new taxes pledge that virtually guaranees America will not balance its budget in the next 30 years.

    September 5, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Dave R.

    From the day Obama was sworn in, the Republicans have done everything possible to make him and the country fail.

    Yhey cannot stand that a black man is in the hite house.

    September 5, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Chuck

      So this is different from how the Democrats acted when Bush was President? Come on, that is todays politics pure and simple. Both parties are equally guilty of this.

      September 5, 2012 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Dave R.

        Where were the deficit and un employment when Bush took office and where were they whn he left. In Iraq, there were no WMD's and there never were The Republicans have yet to accept responsibility for the mess they created in those 8 years!! They hase done every thing possible to make this country fail.

        September 5, 2012 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
      • Nancy

        Bush took us in to most dangerous path in US history. Have you forget the lies Bush told us and the world about WMD ? Bush befriended the Saudis who sent the 19 terrorist. Born and raised in Saudi Arabia trained in United States that attacked our country. Don't you call a spade a spade or do you call it Spain?

        . Don't let parties divide .... Get your facts right vote wisely.

        September 6, 2012 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • tony

      mr dave really they just close 4 more cole mine bc obama regulations . he bailt out the solar energy 50 million dollars and what happen to them they bankrupt . this guy this guy is puting so many regulations for business owner that no other president has ever done .

      September 5, 2012 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. xedder

    what really puzzles me is how these republicans can get on national tv and other news outlets and claim that the Obama administration is a complete failure? it has been pointed out time and time again that Mr. Obama has been as successful as he could ever hope to be inspite of the mean-spirited treatment he has faced from the republicans. if the republicans want to claim to that he has been unwilling to work with them, i'd say that they brought that wrath upon themselves. if the President has not been able to get bills passed, it is ONLY because the republicans have refused to work with HIM!!

    i don't want to go to the race card, but at 55 years old, i just gotta call it like i see it. the core of the republican party has a superiority complex and there's just no way of gettin' around that fact. because of this, the republican party as a whole cannot afford to agree with Mr. Obama on anything lest they feel the wrath of the tea party. and we all know where that leads.... think of Orinn Hatch...

    the republican party has been the party of NO to everything that the President has tried to do. the jobs bill alone would have put millions of people back to work; work that could have been done mostly on infracture and renewable energy. instead of approving the jobs bill, the republican party wants to critize the President for not approving the keyston pipeline. it is my understanding that the President isn't against building the pipeline, he just wants to have assurances that everything that can be done to ensure the integrity of the pipeline is within guidelines and that the pipeline will not be harmful to OUR environment.

    i am a registered Independent voter. i have voted for republican candidates and i have voted for democratic candidates across the board. THIS time, i will vote for Mr. Obama because i believe that it took us longer than 4 years to get into the mess that he inherited, and it's going to take MORE THAN 4 years to get out of it.

    one last point: our European allies are hurting economically. the Chinese economy is in decline. all over the world, except for a very few fortunate countries, the global market is in decline. it don't matter much who is in the white house at this over the next six to eight years. the recovery will be long and slow, and it may never recover to the point of the high times of the 90's. i will not vote for a man who invests millions of dollars overseas, has offshore bank accounts, and then have the audacity to be critical of The President. if he really believes in America as he says he does, he never would have hid money in a Swiss bank account and shipped jobs overseas.... that's Mitts' main disqualifier for me.he just ain't for real.....

    September 5, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. PetroLeo

    Ryan is totally dishonest and a big LIAR. If Romney and Ryan are truthful and honest I can assure them they will get my vote and my relatives since we are leaning repubs.

    September 5, 2012 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • No more liers.

      We need to have a federal criminal law preventing liers In office. Liars are uprooting our country and our American way of life. It's our responsibility to expose liers. Stand up against liers and expose Rayan. Let's not forget Bush the lier who has havoced our country.

      September 5, 2012 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. shakib

    shut the eff up, paul! you're a freaking disgrace for this country!

    September 5, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Free America

      Liers need to be exposed ..... Please don't shut them up. Truth needs to be told and liers exposed.
      Free America it's your country also.
      Check your facts. We can't have another war. Bush lied to us.

      September 5, 2012 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Nancy

    1. The number of jobs Obama created is not a true number – many are and have been temporary jobs that go away. My brother has had 4 jobs since 2008. Each of them only lasted between 3-5 months. So, please, scratch 4 jobs from Obama’s count.

    2 Obama is turning the U.S. into one of the very communist/socialist, government-runned countries that Asians, and yes, Mexicans, run to escape from. Let's hear from Asians on what it's like to live in their past countries. It would be a real eye-opener as to what life will be like if Obama wins.

    3. Do those Democrats who build credits to gain credentials to attend the DNC have to show ID cards? But, they're balking when people are ID’d to vote? Hmmmm

    September 5, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mike

      Nancy, have you ever thought maybe your brother is just a terrible worker?
      You spent much of your time posting on here but little time thinking of a good way to get your message across. What are the details of why your brother no longer works at his previous 4 jobs? Does he work now? I would like to know where your evidence of the second statement comes from, your speaking to a crowd of what appear to be obama supportors, bullet statements with no evidence does not work here. Actually, ignore my post. I just read your third statement and now I'm a bit concerned with your thought process.

      September 5, 2012 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • cindy

      how are you getting any info since "fair and balanced" fox news isnt covering the democratic convention, seems to me that everything republican is a lie

      September 5, 2012 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Nsummersf6

      First of all, when President Obama was campaigning he stated that it will take a while before we can get out of this mess that the Bush administration put us in (i.e., THE REPUBLICAN PARTY). Remember people, it took EIGHT LONG YEARS that the Bush administration had put us in. All of these wars, economy melt down, de-regulation, and housing market spiraling out of control, all STARTED under the BUSH Administration. President Obama took.on the challenge for the american people to clean up this mess. Then the Republican Party PLEDGED not to approve anything that the Obama administration had put forward to congress trying to blame him for the bad economy, when Re-election time comes rolling around. The time that Bush was in office there was a surplus that President Clinton had set aside. Then the BUSH administration gave all that money back to the American people, for what, so he gives the RICHES people TAX CUTS.
      During the RNC there no plan mention of how the REPUBLICANs was going to put us back on track. All I heard was bash OBAMA day, no PLAN, no nothing. All this was a SECRET. WERE’S THE PLAN!!!
      Electing Romney will be worse, because when he was governor in MA job rate were terrible, so what make you think he can do better. The current governor of MA stated that he wanted power he is already rich, so now he wants to be power of the free world. Remember, this man has been trying to run for President for the last five years. Now all of the sudden his party is excepting him…. he’s the wrong man for this job.

      September 5, 2012 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • nsummersf6

      Your Mind is just totally fried

      September 5, 2012 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • manhandler1

      Let me see, Blacks, Asians and Mexicans.....I suppose next your gonna tell us there's not a racist bone in your body...Right? .

      September 5, 2012 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Nancy NY

      Where do you get your facts from? Fox News or News Max both lying net work.

      September 5, 2012 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Obama2012

    Romney-Ryan = Wrong


    September 5, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. LOL DNC is sooo funny this year

    ONE word for haters, CNN!, A bias media group payed for by you the tax payor. why do you think we are in debt? 16T and growing. cry and cry obama you cant blame the amount on anyone but yourself and admins. Obama has stacked more debt than any other president in history. we listen to CNN or FOX to get real news, shame on america for not doing real research. shame on all of us blaming our brothers. and how about the attacks on an honest man i know. Obama and Mitt are trying there hardest. you need a full reboot or let obama wreck america for our kids. hate is all i see on this page and it makes me sick to see faulse facts about both parties passed around like a hot potato. GROW UP and look out the window and see america is failing and the only person we can vote for is MITT n Ryan. OBAMA had his chance to fail at his promises. so if you want lies look at the last four years and do some real research. CNN and FOX are not your truth tellers you are.

    September 5, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • cindy

      give me a break, your party did everything it could to prevent romney from getting the nomination, even they didnt want him, both he and ryan have done nothing but lie, bush created this mess, your party needs to start taking accountability for the actions of their leaders, by the way why wasnt george bush at the convention

      September 5, 2012 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mike

      Are you sure it was Obama and not Reagan?
      You talk about doing research yet you appear to have done very little yourself. I'm not to sure who should do more research Romney – Ryan or his supporters.

      September 5, 2012 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • NSUMME6

      First of all, when President Obama was campaigning he stated that it will take a while before we can get out of this mess that the Bush administration put us in (i.e., THE REPUBLICAN PARTY). Remember people, it took EIGHT LONG YEARS that the Bush administration had put us in. All of these wars, economy melt down, de-regulation, and housing market spiraling out of control, all STARTED under the BUSH Administration. President Obama had to assess all these issues at hand. Then the Republican Party PLEDGED not to approve anything that the Obama administration had put forward to congress trying to blame him for the bad economy, when Re-election time comes rolling around. The time that Bush was in office there was a surplus that President Clinton had set aside. Then the BUSH administration gave all that money back to the American people, for what, so he gives the RICHES people TAX CUTS.
      During the RNC there no plan mention of how the REPUBLICANs was going to put us back on track. All I heard was bash OBAMA day, no PLAN, no nothing. All this was a SECRET. WHERE IS THE PLAN!!!
      Electing Romney will be worse, because when he was governor in MA job rate were terrible, so what make you think he can do better. The current governor of MA stated that he wanted power he is already rich, so now he wants to be power of the free world. Remember, this man has been trying to run for President for the last five years. Now all of the sudden his party is excepting him…. he’s the wrong man for this job.

      September 5, 2012 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • 3braincells

      As a percentage of GDP? Rub together a couple of braincells.

      September 5, 2012 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • 3braincells

        Can't even reply to the right post

        September 5, 2012 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • 3braincells

      As a percentage of GDP? Rub together a couple of braincells.

      September 5, 2012 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • 3braincells

      Deficit spending as a percentage of GDP? The repukes take that record!

      September 5, 2012 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Night Ghost

    lolol....If these were the times of old, and Barack Obama was Jesus Christ the Rebublicans would be crucifying him today, in his name.

    September 5, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  16. cindy

    ryan ryan pants on fire

    September 5, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  17. New Voter, 2012

    It's OK for Paul Ryan to learn from the Masters, then retry in 2016

    September 5, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  18. Sidney, OH

    The last day of the Republican convention, last Thursday ended really weird. Normally, the last day of Conventions is when the total delegate from each State gable their votes for their party Front runner. Republicans did not showcase this important segement. I remembered in 2008 when Madam Mrs. Clinton announced the famous "vote by Acclamation" to stop the delegate count. Romney and the Republican seem weird. However, it's their non-transparency thing. Romeny did not want us see his taxe returns and likewise we would not want him see our vote come Nov., 6, 2012.

    September 5, 2012 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  19. Ron

    God help us all if he's in as VP. What a liar this guy is. Romney picked the wrong guy, I can't take him seriously at all. The lie that he told about his marathon time is a lot worse than it looks. Anyone who runs distance or follows it knows that you don't make that kind of mistake. That's just one of the many blunders and lies the guys made in just a couple of weeks.

    September 5, 2012 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  20. tsb610

    Lyin' Ryan. If this guy will casually lie about the seemingly minor matter of his marathon time, how can we trust him to be honest with the American People on important matters, such as the Medicare and fixing the economy. Add that lie to all of his lies and misstatements made during his speech at the Republican Convention, and the conclusion is inescapable. Can't trust him.

    September 5, 2012 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  21. rtkMD

    Is this guy too busy to read, stupid, or (more likely) just doing the usual thing one does campaigning: not telling the truth? Comparing this "recession" to recessions of the 1970's, 1980's, or any recent recession is missing the basic economic fact that we are in the aftermath of a financial collapse. By the way, the recession ended three years ago. The closest thing in our history is 1929. So compare to that, or any of the many financial collapses worldwide. As an undergrad economics major, Paul Ryan should be capable of reading and comprehending Reinhardt and Rogoff's 2009 book on the subject and realizing that these things take on average a decade to work out. But why complicate the issue with the facts? By the way, Rogoff is considered a conservative and a Republican.

    September 5, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  22. Jane Hyde

    Piers....saw your interview with Paul Ryan...what he does not understand about the recovery is that technolgy eliminated many jobs at the time of the well as outsourcing, etc. I am a multiple degreed accountant with many years of experience. Many accountants are out of work...because so many things can be done electronically. How many bills do you pay on-line...hence the decline in the post office. no one to sort all those checks into numberical order...on and on. (love your program)

    September 5, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  23. Steve, PA

    On September 11th 2001, the American people united behind George Bush and demanded that he make the terrorists pay for their actions in NY, DC, and PA. People screamed with blood lust ... "Go get em George!" ... "Don't let us down George." Bush stepped to the plate, took the offensive, took the fight to the shores of the terrorists, kept them off our turf, and kept our homeland safe. We have been safe ever since. After 2001, people were afraid to fly, take vacations, travel ... all of those things, and the cost of the wars, took their toll on the country and the economy. There was no choice. We now hold the consequences of our demands against George Bush. We demanded that he take action, but then cry when the action came with a cost. George Bush restored America to safety, and allowed us to live warm and safe. Now that we are warm and safe and comfy, we decide to forget the history and spit in the man's face. Bill Clinton built a surplus by taxing us to death, and spent his time disgracing himself and his family by screwing around in the white house, and then left his term on the edge of recession. We honor Clinton like a king, and spit on George Bush. We should be ashamed ourselves for the treatment of George Bush. He does't deserve it. How soon we forget ...

    September 5, 2012 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Bill Kapaldo

      Warm and Safe and Comfy?????????????? Steve, you better stay snuggled up in Mama's bed cause it's pretty cold out there and your ear muffs are too big since they're slipping over your eyes!

      September 5, 2012 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • kelticshocker

      Oh Steve, you are so naive. Bush dropped the ball on defending this country. He used the terror of 9-11 to start a war based on lies. Where are those weapons of mass destruction in Iraq? His own father said the war was ill advised and Saddam was contained. He made excuses to let Osama Bin Laden evade justices for 7 years. He declared mission accomplished when the job had only begun. Pres. Obama led the military to find Bin Laden and eradicate Ghaddafi. The GOP wants to reward big oil instead of investing in alternative energy. Alternative energy is a national security issue. Economic security is a national security issue. On both of these issues, the GOP has failed to act, failed this country and left it vulnerable to outside influences. It's time to be honest and realize the GOP does not have the best interests of this country in mind. It has been taken over by extremists who want to force their agenda on the entire country. Smaller government? Yeah, another GOP fallacy.

      September 5, 2012 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Joe

      George Bush screwed America and the world. Befriending Saudi Arabia helped who ?
      War makes some very rich and kills millions of innocent.
      Wake up.

      September 5, 2012 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  24. Kevin

    Paul Ryan must go

    September 5, 2012 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  25. jane

    Do those bug eyes only come out when he is about to launch into one of his tall tales ?

    September 5, 2012 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  26. beatman1

    I realize that Paul Ryan is young . I do wonder however whether he ever studied history. or took a history course. How can he compare the recession that we are currently in, to the recessions that both President Reagan and President Carter encountered. .
    Did either of these men ever see almost a complete collapse of Europe while they were president ?
    I don't think so.
    There's no doubt that this is the worse recession since 1929 .
    Paul you and your republican friends need to take a history course..

    September 5, 2012 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  27. Linda

    Paul Ryan MUST GO BACK to Wisconsin & let those people put up with this loose cannon. LET HIM TRY AND CLIMB THE POLITICAL LADDER ELSE WHERE, with his self serving agenda. Go home cheese head Mr Smart alec has holes in this head
    like swiss.

    September 5, 2012 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  28. Griff.

    "You're awake Pierce?? Are you in England, or still in pergotary (excuse my spelling)? "Stagnant?" "Limping?"
    "Does that mean we're stuck in the Mud?"

    September 5, 2012 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  29. Ironhorse

    Democrats cant get nothing right............What a sad excuse of a party I use to hold high on a pedastal....... But this worthless President couldnt save my job or my dead brothers job so he committed suicide................Not only that Obama buried us with the Affordable Care Act. Don't believe me? Wait and see in 2014 when it is in full effect and nothing can be done about it and the American public won't have a say in repealing it at that point. Scared yet? You should be that piece of legislation is the dirt on the grave.

    September 5, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • jimranes

      Ironhorse: It is clear why you lost your job. You are uneducated. You cannot write as well as most eighth graders! Obama did not bury you or your late brother. You did it to yourselves. Take some responsibility for your life! Be a man. Ignorance is a terrible affliction that no one in our country should live with and endure. I suggest that you re-read your post and note run-on sentences, poor conjugation, misspelling, and your post is nearly incomprehensible, That may be one of the reasons why you are unable to find employment. If your brother did in fact commit suicide, my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. No one should ever lose a sibling.

      September 5, 2012 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  30. YourpalBob

    I consider what Paul Ryan says as insignificant as a fart in the wind.

    September 5, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Ralph M

      Pretty much. His job is to point blame at the "other" candidate. If Mitt is elected his job will be to defend his stupidity. That is politics as usual.

      September 5, 2012 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  31. leo

    Mr Ryan, it is intellectual dishonesty to compare the last recession to previous ones, because the last one was the worst or the 2nd worst in history, and the last recession shaked the core of the american modern economy, not some peripheric sector, it hurt the foundations which is the financial system,. the whole bloodline of the ecnomy and the capital circulation with an incredible contraction of financial. when even money market funds are disappearing u realise the enormity of the crisis. such a crisis could not recover in the same fashion of the previous ones like the one in reagan time. is this guy really the economic and budget wizz of GOP ? either he lacks competency or he is dishonest for political gaming reasons

    September 5, 2012 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  32. Mario

    Paul Ryan is a lying sociopath and a bigot. The idea that someone like him could be anywhere near the Presidency is terrifying.

    September 5, 2012 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  33. willow

    what do he thinks do nothing this congress?

    September 5, 2012 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  34. eric

    WHY has no one discussed the impact of two protracted wars (Afghanistan and Iraq) plus nation building in Iraq on the president's ability to bring the country out of recession???

    September 5, 2012 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  35. RustyHinges8

    HOLY SMOKES, BATMAN!! I just discovered why Clint Eastwood conned the Republicans into giving him a spot in the RNC!!!! He has a movie coming out!!! Why not make a big splash in the media....and he picked a big stage to give that splash in.....!!!! Now that everyone talked about him....will his movie make an equally bit hit?????

    September 5, 2012 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  36. bean

    What he thinks, do nothing gop congress?

    September 5, 2012 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  37. tony from Ohio

    Why do we have to watch the Ryan show on the Democrat Convention prime time. Romney is an opportunist and playing a "Win the white House" with his money. Ryan is nothing more than a small time right wing fanatic. Take hold American's. We went through the same thing with Kasich in Ohio. They are not the friends of working people. It seems the people have a difficult time realizing that they portray themselves as compassionate but are evil in their thoughts and deeds. Do you ever wonder why Romney is trailing by 20 % in Mass. a State he claims to have turned around

    September 5, 2012 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply

      Tony, you are so correct......These republicans are brain washed. This is 2012, why in the hell would americans want to move backward. We need to move FORWARD!

      September 5, 2012 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  38. max

    its funny how Ryan says a man has the right to change his mind, that same mentality will be brought in to office. They will keep changing their mind..... he goes on to compare the Obama administration to the 80's forgetting the fact that we use to produce and manufacture our goods, hence leading to high GDP.... These republicans are of no good

    September 5, 2012 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  39. Bill Kapaldo

    When you choose to carry someone else's torch, regardless of the honesty, accuracy or reflection, be it good or bad, on your own character, then you have little self-respect and are hugely suspect of taking the first opportunity to self promote using your "host" personality. "Spineless" sums it up nicely.

    September 5, 2012 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  40. jay

    It's funny how every right wing nut job says Ryan the liar has put bold plans forward. He is a Lyin Ryan is just another crappy politician.

    September 5, 2012 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  41. oma

    He lied about the plant closing and his running in a marathon. I don't think American can trust LYIN RYAN!!

    September 5, 2012 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  42. jj

    LYIN RYAN!!!!

    September 5, 2012 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  43. I Love Politics

    Paul Ryan is the BIGGEST LIAR in Congress. Is this what Catholics do? LIE, LIE and then LIE.

    September 5, 2012 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • May

      I am a Catholic, don't you generalize Ryan's liars with that religion. Most Catholics are honest and caring poeple that look after those who need help most. Ryan's doctrine is nowhere near Catholic doctrines. I am so ashamed that Ryan calls himself a Catholic while his beliefs were molded by Ayan Rand or whatever her name is that molded Ryan's ldoelogies or at least as he says from reading her books.

      September 5, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  44. LJ

    Given that collecting taxes is vital to our economy and eliminating debt – why has no one in the media hammered the republicans for their signed pledges to Grover Norquist to never raise taxes – even when necessary for the economy and growth of our nation? And then they claim Obama and his policies are the sole responsibility for our country's economic situation and debt. The signing of the pledge additionally signifies that the republicans do not represent middle America who believed we would be represented and our country would move forward with everyone working together on our behalf. The pledges in fact show their allegiance to corporatations and the wealthy and themselves. (See the interview with Grover Norquist on 60 Minutes – it will infuriate, frighten, and enlighten you.)

    September 5, 2012 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  45. michael

    Really Paul? How conviently you forget the THINGS YOU VOTED FOR THAT RESULTED IN THE HUGE DEFICIT including, but not limited to:

    1. Increased military spending
    2. Funding for three wars
    3. Increased military infrastructure
    4. Increases in Medicare
    5. Increases in farming subsidies (many in your home state).

    Further, my pathetic little friend, let's not forget the FACT that in 92% of bills before the House and Senate the GOP VOTED AGAINST along PARTY LINES. Thus, the GOP – YOU made the BAD MESS LEFT BY BUSH WORSE!

    So Ryan, you'd better stop lying because your hole is getting bigger and deeper.

    What a jerk.

    September 5, 2012 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  46. marc

    Can't trust anything this guy says

    September 5, 2012 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  47. dan

    Mr. Compulsive Liar at it again.

    September 5, 2012 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  48. Mr. Potatohead

    Charlie Potatoes will you spend a night in the fryer with Clinton the pervert.
    Mooshell and Hussein are only serving dark meat.

    September 5, 2012 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  49. bubba's cousin

    With Ryan's propensity to tell Half-truths, we have re-interpret what he means to: "We're Pimping out of this recession right now...economic growth is stimulated"

    September 5, 2012 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  50. Lynette

    I did not hear anything said by ryan about how the republicans plan to increase jobs in America. Unimpressed with their platform, or rather the lack thereof. People are really really tired of the abortion ruling by Republicans every election year. When people were not able to have abortions many women died from hack jobs. I hate the idea of abortion but not enough to tolerate trickle down economics and the further DEMISE of America By REPUBLICANS PAST AND PRESENT. THEY NEED TO MOVE OUT OF THE WAY AND MAKE ROOM FOR PROGRESS. By the way He is Presidentt OBAMA NOT CANIDATE OBAMA! Show some respect.

    September 5, 2012 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  51. ck

    Lyin ryan and Mitt the outsourcing king will make it worse.

    September 5, 2012 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  52. ary

    The biggest crap I've heard about Ryan is he has shown courage and bold leadership under fire. He is one of the main reasons the national debt is out of control. America might as well call this man Pinnochio nose.

    September 5, 2012 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  53. Mark M

    Republicans like Ryan compare the current recession to those of President Reagan and Clinton and how the economy rebounded quickly. Piers, you never mention the fact during both Reagan and Clinton's times Europe was not in an economic recession as it is now. Most of America's exports go to European countries. Because of their recession, we can't export much to Europe; China's economy is slowing down, what could Obama have done different? It’s an unfair comparison as the prevailing economy conditions then and now is different.

    September 5, 2012 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Hal

      Try to convince a soybean farmer China's economy is slowing.

      September 5, 2012 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  54. Les

    Embroidering one's athletic prowess (the 3 hour marathon brag) will not make you vice-presidential material Mr. Ryan.

    September 5, 2012 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Not only that - but it's pathetic as hell

      Only a pathetic, tiny-dicked Republican would lie about something that is so EASILY checked – and so void of any importance.

      I mean – why lie about how long it takes you to run a pointless race??? LIKE ANYONE GIVES A FLYING RAT'S ASS!

      September 5, 2012 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  55. imvotingforobama

    Ryan is a liar like his flip flopping running mate.

    September 5, 2012 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  56. Hal

    Good job Piers, you ate him up and spit him out.

    September 5, 2012 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  57. LJ

    Even the co-author of Reaganomics says Ryan's budget is crap and won't work. Google Paul Craig Roberts 'America's Decent Into Poverty'

    September 5, 2012 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  58. T in Dallas

    So does mean that if things are "getting worse" is the GOP admitting things were bad under Bush???

    September 5, 2012 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  59. Joan

    I am so sick of listening to Ryan's lies . This man brings politics down to its lowest level. How can one possibly tell ones children to respect politicians when all one hears from Romney and Ryan is absurb statements.

    The GOP are not a Conservative party they are an off shoot from the Tea Party , which is if one is honest, one of the worst political party's ever to be put together. The Tea Party has destroyed any decency that was to be seen in politicans. This is now the GOP and unfortunately the Tea Party ideas will take America back into history and not forward.

    September 5, 2012 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  60. HJA

    I really love the "facts" some of these right wingers are throwing around. Obama is spending us into oblivion!!!!! Interesting how he signed a bill that no new spending iniatives unless FULLY FUNDED!!!!! I read a post the other day where a genius said Obama caused our 16 trillion dollar debt......all by himself. Our current spending growth is at 1.4% compared to Reagan and G W Bush at over 8%. The lowest in almost 40 years or more. Not to mention Bush financed his TWO wars on credit. The right always screams "Sure, blame it on Bush".....Damn right I will. And if you think I am voting to put those that caused this debacle back in are nuts!!!!

    September 5, 2012 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  61. Kate

    Know what scares me? What I care about and what EVERY responsible homeowner who is just getting by and paying the bills should care about is that Romney will ELIMINATE the mortgage interest deduction! That's right. Those of us who were responsible and bought within our means and didn't lose our homes to foreclosure will CERTAINLY lose them under Romney. And all so he can give MORE tax breaks to millionaires. I don't care if you're GOP or Dem – if you aren't a millionaire and you want to keep your home, better not vote for Romney.

    September 5, 2012 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  62. Rags

    Why not read this. It will really enlighten you:,33009,2122776,00.html

    September 5, 2012 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  63. wise

    Ryan do you really think the American people are stupid how dare you, lie. The unemployment rate at President Obama's 1st full month in office was 8.3%. Are you really trying to say he created this percentage, sad. He inherited it from your party the republican party. At least it has been steady he has been able to maintain the same percentage since he's been in office, thank God, because more people would be unemployed if not for President Obama. Ryan, you are a jerk. How dare you underestimate the American people with this nonsense.

    September 5, 2012 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  64. ab

    No wonder Dems chose Charloot. It would be loot for food if Obama regime wins.

    September 5, 2012 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  65. Loren Middleton

    Paul Ryan is an entire act of deception and distraction from the truth. First off this recession was the deepest economic setback since the depression. Most credible economist estimated 18-36 months to recover from recession of this magnitude. This is especially the case where our economy is based on a global economy, and where other Countries in that system are still in a stupor over the global economic conditions. Furthermore, this country's recovery has been thwarted by the GOP's stated and concerted effort to derail any policy or programs that Obama has tried to implement, even when those programs were initially Republican concepts. They have purposefully put their partisan politics, whether based on greed and ignorance-racism,before the American people and the Nation's recovery. Equity dicates that Obama should get 4 more years, where the Republican's were allowed 8 years to ruin a balanced budget, create the greatest economic setback since the depression, ruin international integrity, and ruin the morale and trust of the American people.

    September 5, 2012 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  66. Samuel Ketcham

    Holy God . This guy must have been in a coma the last 11 years. I actually kinda liked the guy before he said this stupid statement. It seems the janitor at my daughters school has a better idea of what is going on in this country then this guy.

    September 5, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  67. Alger Dave

    Facts are facts. CNN (a liberal media source) today did a fact check on employment when Obama took office, and today. There are fewer people employed today than when Obama took office. If that's not making things worse, then I'm not sure what it is. A second liberal media source, NPR, today had a story that before Obama took office, 1 in 10 American families was 'food insecure' meaning they didn't always have enough food available to eat. That number is now 1 in 7 American families, and not improving a bit. NPR and CNN – two liberal media sources telling us in no uncertain terms that things have gotten demonstrablly worse under Obama. What else do we need??

    September 5, 2012 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  68. Mark

    Comparing this recession to the Reagan recession is like comparing apples with oranges. Reagan's recession was more due to inflation not a melt down of the financial industries. Plus Ryan and his cohorts in Congress have done everything in their power to not allow Obama's initiatives to go through so how can you say they've failed when they never were implemented? In fact the Republican plan of 'doing nothing is better than doing something' has been more on display the last two years and where's that gotten us?

    September 5, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  69. DaveinPA

    Ryan is a liar. Period.

    September 5, 2012 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  70. Colonel Biteme

    So how is the Moosie lover going to deal with the Iran-Iraq-Syria alliance
    that is still the greatest threat to peace to their population and the world.
    Obama-Clinton are still World Class incompetents.

    September 5, 2012 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  71. manhandler1

    Tell us about that marathon time again, Lyin' Ryan

    September 5, 2012 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  72. Maria1119

    I don't remember any political candidate that has lied so many times and about so many different things as Paul Ryan has. Isn't he ashamed of how pathetic this makes him look? The fastest way to lose the voter's respect is lying and keep denying it even when confronted with the evidence. Is he a sociopath or is he so out of touch he thinks all voters are intellectually challenged?

    September 5, 2012 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  73. MightyMoo

    If Obama made things worse then why is unemployment down from where it was at the start of his term? Why is the treasury making a profit of AIG stock and making money for tax payers? Why was Obama going the extra mile to compromise during budget and debt ceiling talks while the GOP just sat their with a thumb up it's backside not even happy when he was giving them everything they wanted?

    Please, Obama may not be perfect but he sure as hell was willing to go the extra mile and compromise in order to get things moving during his term. Quite possibly too much given how much your party stonewalled him at every turn. You and the people in the House are the real problem in America and the Senate went along for a ride as their loony birds came out to meet yours in the field of political battle.

    September 5, 2012 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  74. Youmustbekidding

    Dem racists? Funny. When I watched the camera pan across the Republican convention, all I was thinking was, "I see white people. Lots and lots of white haired white people". Becomes pretty clear what the requirements are to be part of that club. Now look at the diversity on parade in Charlotte. And Mittens wonders why blacks, Hispanics and other minorities don't connect with him or his party. But please let's destroy the safety net for the middle class and below so all those fat "job creators" can get even fatter. Yeah, that's a plan.

    September 5, 2012 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  75. Zaphod2010

    What amazes me is that his lies hae been researched (from the marathon time to the $716 billion) and the ads still lie and news companies continue to run them and these two clowns continue to lie when we know full well they are WRONG!
    What is goingon with the party of heck no!!!

    September 5, 2012 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  76. Mary

    Ryan has said this too many times that he sleeps walking talking about Obama has made things worse. You know the worst is that he & his boss have not given any solutions. They don't have any – just wants to go back to Bush era that put this country where it was 4 years ago. Ryan has been voting against every proposal Obama had put out to help push up the economy. How does it want it to get better if no positive action is taken. Just a blame game so he can have a chance to be a VP. Ryan, American people are smarter than that and it doesn't matter how many jillion times you make this statement. It is getting too boriing & old. Just shut up & let someone that needs to rise up to the occasion do the job & help the country get out of this economic crisis. You & Romney need to stop whinning.

    September 5, 2012 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  77. tallne

    MR. Ryan neglected to say who started and fuelled the recession. Wonder why?

    September 5, 2012 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  78. Siara Delyn

    Given Ryan's goal to ram his spiritual beliefs down the throat of every American in the country, I can see why a president who is open to cultural diversity would "make things worse".

    September 5, 2012 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  79. helenecha

    I do think so. It's impossible for President Obama to make things better, for Obama is usually good at working on the truth but ignore the realities.

    September 5, 2012 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  80. Audrey

    So pumped about Paul Ryan and Mitt!! Can't wait to see what we can get done in the next 4 years!!

    September 5, 2012 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  81. majicmahon

    Fact is, he's right about '81!! DEAD ON. BUT...Reagans speech was about raising taxes on the wealthy. I have the speech.Ryan hasnt even listened to it. Man its disgraceful. I'm Canadian and I know this. Google it...thats what its there for.

    September 6, 2012 at 12:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
  82. dkp

    I probably can live w Romney but I can NOT live w Ryan. I am just on the verge of calling him an EVIL MAN, JUST LIKE CHEENEY. Shame, shame., shame on Romney for not being more wise and selecting him! I am repulsed and ashamed that once again, Republicans are so arrogant and insensitive and put their selfish interests above the welfare of the country!

    Liar, liar, pants on fire Mr. Ryan!

    September 6, 2012 at 12:52 am | Report abuse | Reply
  83. Mariner I

    If anybody has to go it is Romney/Ryan. If you can't keep your facts and or your numbers straight, you don't need a computer or an accountant to help you get your act together, you need a rickshaw. Why? So you can get down to the ferry and catch the broke boat to china. After a couple of rounds of the Romney/Ryan routine, we'll have a disaster on our hands that will make the financial meltdown of 2008 look like an episode of the gang that couldn't shoot straight. They'll have to get out of town so fast, the only way they'll make it is if lance armstrong is at the helm and has been taking his meds.

    September 6, 2012 at 4:24 am | Report abuse | Reply
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    September 6, 2012 at 6:28 am | Report abuse | Reply
  85. Lar 5

    Nope: It's Ryan that must go. Go back and run a 2 hour marathon, go back and climb 60 mountains, go back and disappear from the political world. Go back and stop trying to rule the country according to your draconian religious beliefs. Go back and develop some empathy and compassion for normal, hard working people. Just GO!

    September 6, 2012 at 10:04 am | Report abuse | Reply
  86. Harvey

    Mr. Ryan:
    When you and your partner begin to tell the truth and stop your lies, and when you can show what Mitt has done to increase jobs and protect the Ameican people, and when you can secure Health Care for the American people as Mr. Obama has,. perhaps, than you can compete for his job until than I suggest you shut your month and go back to Wiscionsin and make some cheese.
    You are disgrace to the American Way of Life. I have a question and I would like your.answer. Suppose Mitt is disatsified with your perfomance and he deceides to tell you what he told Detroit,will you stil lbe a supporter of his,? and let me tell he has the capability to do that . What you do then? I await your answer.

    September 6, 2012 at 10:27 am | Report abuse | Reply
  87. louie

    he claims to be a good Catholic..but the LIES are coming out FAST..& so many of them..did Romney coach hm bet. he was chosen ?

    September 6, 2012 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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