Paul Ryan (R-WI), the head budget writer for the Republicans in the House, has repeatedly attacked Obama for ignoring the recommendations of the bipartisan deficit commission (Ryan was one of the people whom Obama appointed to that commission). Here’s part of a recent interview:
Ryan: President Obama, through an executive order, created his own commission to solve this plan.
Q: You were on it.
Ryan: I was on the commission. And you know what he did? He didn’t accept — he didn’t take one of the big recommendations of the commission, he basically disavowed the commission. …
Q: So, do you think the commission was worth having?
Ryan: I thought it was great worth having [sic]. I thought it advanced an adult conversation that we needed to have. But the president just took us a few steps backwards by ignoring the commissions’ findings, by ignoring its conclusions.
The only problem here is that Ryan himself voted against the recommendations of the deficit commission.
I can only presume that if Obama did accept the recommendations of the deficit commission, Ryan would attack him for that too.
And speaking of glass houses, I’m still waiting for Mitt Romney to discuss why universal health care was a good idea when he signed it into law in Massachusetts, but is a bad idea when Obama signed it into law.