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Monday, August 13, 2012

Paul Ryan Hits The Road As Romney Running Mate

An enthusiastic supporter hugs Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., at a campaign event Sunday in High Point, N.C. (AP)

Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan is campaigning at the Iowa State Fair Monday as the newly named Republican vice presidential candidate. The man who picked him, Mitt Romney, is on a Florida bus tour, while the man they are both trying to beat, President Barack Obama, is also campaigning in Iowa.

The choice of Paul Ryan is resonating on both sides of the aisle, especially because of his plan to revamp Medicare.


  • Lois Romano, senior political reporter for Politico

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  • http://www.facebook.com/anita.paul.5680 Anita Paul

    He comes from a wealthy family.  He received Social Security death benefits.  He bases his economic policys on a non-fiction writer. 

    • J Frog

      The current President and Vice President got their economic advice from Jon Corzine.  Jon Corzine…a President Obama campaign bundler and the guy who ran MF Global…the company that participated in  one of the biggest futures scams in history.  They still owe farmers and investors 1.6 billion.  Unbelievable they were taking advice from Corzine…then again maybe that’s why we still have 8.254% unemployment.


      • Vanessa D

        Jon Corzine was a liar who lied to everyone, including the Prez and the VP. And isn’t he the guy who was ultimately convicted on that scam and sent to prison?

  • Mike

    It seems like conservatives actually believe in natural selection (even though they often claim they don’t):  if you’re smart enough to save and invest for retirement, then you can live a long retirement.  If you won’t or can’t plan for retirement, then you won’t live a long retirement, because the government shouldn’t fix your inability to survive with Medicare.

    I’ve heard this same idea as “Free Market Competition”:  you’re free to succeed or fail and the government shouldn’t subsidize anyone.

    Is this what the Republicans believe?

  • Here in Michigan

    It will take more than one waltz around the dance floor for this guy to sweep me off my feet. Sorry, Gram…

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