Oh Boy! Mitt Romney chose a running mate…Paul Ryan. With a closer look at the guy, it’s not hard to understand why Romney chose him for the campaign.
Born in 1970’s, he grew up in
earned a BA in Economics from Miami University-Ohio, and worked in the private
sector for a brief time. By the mid-90’s he’d turned to politics for a living.
Since that time, Ryan has focused on politics in one way or another. Like too
many of our so-called “leaders” of both parties, he’s eaten from the government
trough instead of from the private sector table all his life. In 1998 he won
election to the House of Representatives at the age of 28, and since then, he’s
never left. Wisconsin
The man is known for his alternative to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and his own Roadmap for
Future Act. The alternative would have lowered the top tax rate to 25%, begun
an 8.5% value-added consumption tax, and replaced Medicare benefits for persons
born after 1975. His 2010 revision of the plan reduced income tax rates,
eliminated taxes on capital gains, dividends, and interest. It also abolished
corporate, estate, and alternative minimum taxes. Social Security would have
been privatized. According to columnist Paul Krugman, this plan would RAISE
taxes for 95% of the population and lead to a $4 trillion loss of revenue over
a ten-year period. America
Maybe it’s just me, but Paul Ryan seems to be the perfect companion for Mitt Romney. He also believes in maintaining every advantage for the richest in our country while slashing benefits and help for the rest of us. If only 5% are going to gain from Ryan’s plan, it’s obvious that the rich will get richer and the middle class will pay the bill.
Reductions in Medicare and privatization of Social Security are other moves that cut off the feet of middle class Americans. We already have enough people in this country who each day must make a decision to eat or take medicine. Social Security is in a mess because too many times Congress has raided that fund to finance other programs and boondoggles. Besides, allowing individuals to invest current SS contributions in other financial programs is inviting disaster. The reason people have money in Social Security is because it’s taken before they can touch it. Too many people won’t save, and then our country will contend with millions who are retired with no means of income at all.
Ryan has served as one of the Republican obstructionist in Congress who seems intent on grid locking this country to prevent a Democratic president from succeeding. Yes, the Democrats have their own grid lockers as well, but none of them happens to be running on a presidential ticket.
Yes, Paul Ryan is an appropriate choice for Romney. He shares the same views on the economy. Ryan also wants to give all the money to the rich so that they can let it trickle down on the rest of us. Personally, I’m tired of being trickled on by the rich, or as some call them, the “job creators.” Still, Ryan is the ideal running mate. He even looks like the man who has chosen him, hair and all. Paul Ryan, he’s a real Romney clone.