Rep. Paul Ryan Compares President Obama to President Carter

Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan, on Monday, compared President Barack Obama to one-term Democratic President Jimmy Carter, at East Carolina University, reports CNN.

Rep. Ryan said: "You see the president has no record to run on. In fact, every president since the Great Depression who asked Americans to send them into a second term could say that you are better off today than you were four years ago, except for Jimmy Carter and for President Barack Obama."

"In 1980, under Jimmy Carter, 330,000 businesses filed for bankruptcy. Last year, under President Obama's failed leadership, 1.4 million businesses filed for bankruptcy. Take a look at people who are having a hard time making their mortgage payments, 77,000 delinquent mortgages by the time Jimmy Carter left office. Under President Obama 3 million."

Rep. Ryan did not mention that the cause of mortgages going under was due to the Wall Street collapse of 2008, which started under President Bush.

In response, Obama campaign spokesman Danny Kanner said in a statement: "The truth is that under the President's leadership, we've gone from losing 800,000 jobs a month to adding 4.5 million jobs over the last 29 months of private sector job growth."

President Carter is a favorite whipping boy of Republicans, even though he has won the Nobel Peace Prize and has provided thousands of homes for people through his organization Habitat for Humanity.


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