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Obama's answer to Ryan's proposal is yet another commission?

How do you think Obama would fare in a public debate with Ryan? Obama continues to play politics and evade the hard questions, concentrating more on his campaign than the country.

Even Obama's own appointed co chair of the debt commission likes Ryan's plan. Thus the need for yet another commission. He needs to find someone who can magically make his numbers work.

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Carpy

Asked by Carpy at 12:13 PM on Apr. 17, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • He must have a few friends not yet named Czars of something!! Ugh. As for him debating numbers against Ryan...that wouldn't be fair...it would be like watching a train wreck unfold...Obama would lose hands down!! LOL :o)
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 12:18 PM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • I thought Obama liked Ryan's proposal and now he has changed his mind?

    I have been sick so I'm not up to date on things.
    gammie

    Answer by gammie at 12:21 PM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • Anything that can happen to distance Obama from having to give an answer for any budget question works for him....another commission gives him more time to avoid the inevitable.

    meooma

    Answer by meooma at 12:25 PM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • He needs to find someone who can magically make his numbers work.

    I don't think there is anyone THAT magical LOL
    DSamuels

    Answer by DSamuels at 1:39 PM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • Obama would loose a debate to Ryan--- hands down!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:36 PM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • Is disagree anon. Ryan will win every debate because he makes up half the stuff he says. Lol
    Kitkat61277

    Answer by Kitkat61277 at 3:43 PM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • Obama would do well in a debate with Ryan. Ryan's proposals are more of the cut and burn variety and do not set out how his proposals could reinvigorate the economy - because they won't. There are problems with both but at least the President's address the key issue of raising revenue from the finacially well-heeled sectors that have the lowest tax rates they have enjoyed for 50 years or more . The deficit cannot be lowered substantially unless additional revenue is generated and the place to start are the Bush trillion dollars tax giveaways .
    janet116

    Answer by janet116 at 6:38 PM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • Obama would do well in a debate with Ryan. Ryan's proposals are more of the cut and burn variety and do not set out how his proposals could reinvigorate the economy - because they won't.

    Do you have any facts and figures to prove they won't? Or is this just more of you relying on your progressive Keysenian beliefs so you just assume Obama to be right? Because Obama's own appointed co chair of the debt commission agrees with Ryan. Ryan has a very firm grasp of economics and Obama avoids any hard questions. Ryan likely knows much more about Obama's own proposal than Obama does. If you truly knew more than the left wing political talking points of the AMERICAN system (as opposed to your own CANADIAN system) you would know that there are a very large number of loopholes CLOSED in Ryan's plan.
    Carpy

    Comment by Carpy (original poster) at 7:16 PM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • After hearing the condescending way PBO referred to Ryan, I think Ryan would wipe the floor with PBO. Our president is too arrogant to believe anyone could beat him in a debate. He would lose his cool and start acting all superior. When he tilts his head back and looks down his nose at you with those pursed lips, he would lose right then.
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 8:31 PM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • I think Obama would show the holes in Ryans plan. He proposes to bring UE down to 4% by 2015. There is no way the numbers make that work. NO WAY. We have to have something like 360k jobs/month created from now for the next 48 months, and we have NEVER had that kind of job growth - NEVER. Ryan's assumptions are REALLY hopeful, and not very realistic, given the employment climate our country is currently in. His plan doesn't take into account pop growth, more people entering the work force after college, more UE - it does not work, numbers wise. So what if one of the co-chairs agrees with Ryan? I don't think the plan is absolute trash, but when it makes assumptions based off numbers that have not as of yet been sustained - actually - not even achieved - it's a flawed plan. IMPO. I think that could sink it with anyone, POTUS or otherwise, arguing against it.
    LiliM

    Answer by LiliM at 12:33 AM on Apr. 18, 2011

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