House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Tuesday accused
President Obama of attacking “straw men” in his second inauguration speech,
arguing that the president mischaracterized Republicans’ position on
federal entitlement programs.

paul ryan Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) at President Obama's swearing-in on Monday.

“No one is suggesting that what we call our earned entitlements – entitlements you pay for, like payroll taxes for Medicare and Social Security – are putting you in a ‘taker’ category,” Ryan said on conservative commentator Laura Ingraham’s radio show. “No one would suggest that whatsoever.”