Appearing on NBC’s Meet the Press, the new Speaker of the House promised Chuck Todd that he would not introduce or advance “comprehensive immigration reform” while Barack Obama remained president. Obama, Ryan said, had been “proven untrustworthy on this issue” by trying “to go around Congress with an Executive Order to rewrite laws unilaterally.” As such, he could not be relied upon. “Presidents,” Ryan noted, “don’t write laws. Congress writes laws.”
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Government is required to do something. If no bills are passed there is no army, no justice system, no functioning at all.
You don't really have a clue about how the Federal government works, do you?
What issue do you think Ryan feels the President has "proven trustworthy" on? Exactly what area do you think Ryan feels he can negotiate with the White House? He's been in the chair for a few days and is already saying he won't discuss significant issues for the country. That's what he said. Did you read something different?
If Ryan's requirement to enter negotiations on an issue is for the President to be proven trustworthy, exactly what issues will they be negotiating on?
Ryan announced that he is unwilling to work with the President on immigration because the President is "untrustworthy" on the issue. I assume that for Republicans the President is untrustworthy on every issue, so I take it nothing is going to get down between now and January 2017.
He asked the legislature to pass immigration reform for years. They failed to act. So Obama is untrustworthy because he did his job and stepped in to do what he could when the legislature failed to do theirs?