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  • Paul Ryan’s plan for Medicare: “unbearable” and “very costly”

    Conspicuously absent from Florida? Romney's new running mate, Paul Ryan. As Democratic Party chair and Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz put it at a stop in Miami Gardens, Florida, ''I’m not very surprised Paul Ryan decided to skip the bus tour today with Mitt Romney. If I were the architect of a plan to end Medicare as we know it, I wouldn't show my face in Florida either.''

    Conspicuously absent from Florida? Romney's new running mate, Paul Ryan. As Democratic Party chair and Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz put it at a stop in Miami Gardens, Florida, ''I’m not very surprised Paul Ryan decided to skip the bus tour today with Mitt Romney. If I were the architect of a plan to end Medicare as we know it, I wouldn't show my face in Florida either.''

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  • Meet Paul Ryan

    Here's what Mitt Romney has in common with his new running mate, Paul Ryan: They'd both drive us back to the same failed, top-down economic ideas that crashed our economy and punished the middle class.

    The budget that Ryan is famous for is extreme: It would end Medicare as we know it, turning our guaranteed promise to seniors into a voucher program. One of his proposals could have raised seniors' health costs by up to $6,350 a year.

    And just like Mitt Romney, Ryan calls for a tax hike on millions of middle-class Americans to pay for tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires. Ryan's budget would make permanent the Bush tax cuts, which he criticized at the time for being too small. And to add insult to injury, he'd pay for budget-busting tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans by gutting federal college scholarships and other investments critical to middle-class security.

    Ryan talks tough about balancing the budget, but his plan wouldn't do that for a generation—leaving the middle class to suffer in the meantime.

    We can't afford Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.

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  • Tim Pawlenty Tells the “Hard Truths” …For a Price

    Last week, Tim Pawlenty delivered a speech to a group of health insurance executives. The kicker: He was paid to do it. After endorsing the Ryan Republican plan to voucherize Medicare and give insurance companies a windfall payday, Tim Pawlenty cashed their check.

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