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.''Read More
Mitt Romney has chosen Paul Ryan as his running mate—to the alarm of Florida's seniors.Read More
This morning in Norfolk, Virginia, Mitt Romney introduced his running mate: Paul Ryan, the architect of the most extreme budget proposal in modern American history. Across the border in North Carolina, Minneapolis Mayor R. T. Rybak was introducing the newly formed Republican ticket as well. At stops in Raleigh and Greensboro, Rybak delivered this message: By choosing Ryan, Romney has doubled down on the failed economic policies of George W. Bush.Read More
5 key facts about Paul Ryan: http://t.co/YlkUSmAl— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) Sat Aug 11 15:02:15 +0000 2012
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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What Romney did not say to seniors in Florida who he was so shamelessly pandering to is that he supports the extreme Tea Party economic agenda that would gut Social Security and Medicare. He also supports the Paul Ryan budget plan that would end Medicare as we know it and increase costs to seniors.Read More