Paul Ryan on Wednesday devoted an entire speech to subjects that have been largely absent from the election-year rhetoric: poverty and income mobility. Speaking to a crowd at Cleveland State University, the Republican vice presidential nominee said the United States had failed to live up to one of the country’s most central ideals: that of equal opportunity.
ABC’s Jake Tapper has taken a closer look at Vice President Joe Biden’s claim that he was “in the room” for the historic Social Security and Medicare reform negotiations during the Reagan administration and has found that Biden is guilty of yet another exaggeration of his historical importance.
The notoriously gaffe-prone train enthusiast and current vice president of the United States made a number of factually inaccurate statements during last night’s debate.
Hold it, I’m confused. I watched all of the vice presidential debate last night, and someone did not show up. Vice President Joe Biden was there, but where was the Ayn Rand-worshiping, rape-redefining, fanatically exercising zealot who wants to throw grandmothers off of cliffs and whose budget plan is, according to the president, “thinly veiled Social Darwinism” that is “antithetical to our entire history as a land of opportunity and upward mobility”? That Paul Ryan was nowhere to be found.
Vice President Joe Biden and Republican challenger Paul Ryan squared off about taxes, the economy, and Libya in a debate defined by frequent interruptions and inappropriate smiling.
Joe Biden said that the military has asked for a smaller, leaner army, implicitly justifying the sequestration. Many military and congressional leaders, however, have registered their opposition to the military cuts in the sequestration, with one saying it would “hollow” the military.