Ryan put automatic cuts in his roadmap

At virtually every campaign stop, GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan hammers President Obama for dreaming up the automatic spending cuts that are set to hit the Pentagon in January.

But as the senior Republican on the House Budget Committee, Ryan himself proposed to cap government spending and enforce those caps with ... automatic spending cuts that would have hit the Pentagon.

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Lori Montgomery covers U.S. economic policy and the federal budget, focusing on efforts to tame the national debt.

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