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This morning I received an email from Obama’s campaign manager Jim Messina, telling me that Paul Ryan “lied” his convention speech 

He lied about Medicare. He lied about the Recovery Act. He lied about the deficit and debt. He even dishonestly attacked Barack Obama for the closing of a GM plant in his hometown of Janesville, Wisconsin — a plant that closed in December 2008 under George W. Bush. He also failed to offer one constructive idea about what he would do to move the country forward. 

The two passages the liberal media has been focusing the closing of the GM Plant and Simpson-Bowles.  Fox News explains why the charges are wrong:

It is true that President Obama, when he was running for president in February 2008, toured the GM plant in Janesville. But Democrats point out that the plant actually closed in December of that year, under President George W. Bush — who in that same month authorized an emergency loan of $14 billion to GM and Chrysler.

That was not enough to prevent GM from moving forward with plans it had already announced: to shutter the Janesville facility and lay off its remaining 1,200 workers.

His aides point out — and GM confirms — that the plant was not shut down per se but idled, meaning it could be reactivated at any time.

However, nothing Ryan said in his speech about the plant was factually untrue.

Ryan stated in his convention speech that “we were about to lose a major factory” in the town at the time Obama showed up there. And though he compressed then-Sen. Obama’s remarks, Ryan did not distort them.

As far as the Simson-Bowles charges:

Obama did not fully adopt the panel’s recommendations, which included
a mix of spending cuts and revenue enhancements — otherwise known as
tax hikes — to put the country on a path to erase its now-$16 trillion
debt. 

“They came back with an urgent report. He thanks them, sent them on their way, and then did exactly nothing,” Ryan said. 

However, Ryan also served on that commission and opposed the final report. 

Ryan aides explained Thursday the congressman partnered with a
Democratic member of the panel, Clinton-era White House budget director
Alice Rivlin, to address entitlement reform — the real driver of U.S.
debt — and their plan was voted down by the commission. And that is why
Ryan voted against the final recommendations, they said. 

But that’s what the Fox researchers say, watch the video below, and watch Paul Ryan respond to the charges: (if you cannot see video below please click here)

Watch the latest video at video.insider.foxnews.com

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