Ryan Tweets Challenge to Obama: Debate Me on Debt Crisis

By Eric Scheiner | July 7, 2011 | 11:23 AM EDT

(CNSNews.com) - Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has tweeted President Obama challenging him to a debate on the debt crisis.

During yesterday’s Twitter town hall with President Barack Obama, Ryan tweeted “Fearmongering won’t solve our debt crisis. Americans deserve a real debate. You pick: when and where?”

CNSNews.com contacted Ryan’s office where spokesperson Kevin Siefert said that there hasn’t been any response from the White House. Ryan told Fox News morning that he has received no official response but contends that a debate is warranted.

“I think the nation deserves a real honest debate about it’s future, about what are we going to do to grow the economy, pay off our debt, cut spending and get this deficit off our backs,” Ryan said.

House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R.-Wis. (AP photo)

The president may have taken to a Twitter town hall meeting, but on Thursday night Facebook will be the forum for Ryan. The Wisconsin Representative is hosting an internet town hall event where he’ll be discussing the GOP budget and answering questions live.



Eric Scheiner
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