TAMPA, FL—Tonight, Obama for America Deputy Campaign Manager Stephanie Cutter released the following statement on Congressman Paul Ryan’s convention speech:
“Paul Ryan offered Americans forty minutes of vitriol and a half dozen previously debunked attacks, but not one tangible idea to move this country forward. This from the man Mitt Romney called the intellectual leader of the Republican Party. He blamed the President for an auto plant that closed under the previous administration, for not advancing a deficit reduction plan that he voted against, and for cutting Medicare even though he used those same savings in his budget to pay for tax cuts for the wealthy.
“While hard truths were promised tonight, they never arrived. Congressman Ryan failed to level with Americans about the implications of the Romney-Ryan budget which funds tax cuts for millionaires by raising taxes on the middle class, and makes seniors pay more for their health care while limiting access to higher education. And he never explained how he and Romney would reduce the deficit while increasing defense spending and refusing to ask the wealthiest Americans for a dime. That’s not bold leadership—it’s a breathtaking, cynical evasion.”
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