Government Spending

Ryan Challenges Obama on Federal Cuts

The law requires the president to show his hand right ... about ... now


Speaking south of Fort Bragg military base here, Paul Ryan said the White House should "put up or shut up," and lay out just how painful the sequester will be.

"The House has already passed, as well as the Senate, which has now been finally signed into law, bipartisan legislation saying put up or shut up," Ryan told more than 100 people here in Fayetteville. "The president needs to show us how he plans on putting this in place if he is not going to help us pass legislation preventing it in the first place, so we're now waiting for that answer."