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Paul Ryan – a nail in the Mitt Romney coffin

This is from the Allan Levene for Congress website, www.allanleveneforcongress.com. Although a Republican Congressional candidate, the choice of Paul Ryan will be a disaster for Mitt Romney.

The news outlets were excited over the choice of Paul Ryan to be Governor Romney’s VP candidate. This is a huge mistake for Mitt Romney’s hopes to become president in the November election Why?

Because of a number of things. First, Paul Ryan doesn’t bring anything to the table; he’s just a younger version of Mitt Romney. What Romney should have done is to pick a VP candidate that could bring a voting block to the election, perhaps a Hispanic mayor or similar. The idea of picking a VP as a partner in the election is to attract more votes, not to have a yes man and lose votes.

Second, Paul Ryan will actually alienate the senior citizen voting bloc, the ones who take voting very seriously, as Ryan’s Republic budget is perceived as hard on Medicare. If you’re thinking that the Ryan budget will decrease the national debt then you haven’t read the details. All it does is lessen the increase in the national debt from Obama’s proposal of $8.5 trillion (the new billion) to only $5.5 trillion over the same period!

The Congressional Budget Office states that the Ryan budget won’t balance the budget for 28 years. Even Ryan says that given a perfect world, his plan would only balance the budget (but not reduce the deficit) in 10-15 years. And all the while, our national debt will spiral upwards until we lose the dollar as the world’s reserve currency.

President Obama's budget is worse, but the seniors will focus on Medicare changes. They will be frightened by any changes. That’s the nature of getting old – fear of change.

The big voting bloc, the senior citizens will vote for Obama. Polls indicate that 80% of Americans are opposed to the Ryan budget because of Medicare cuts.

As with Senator McCain picking Sarah Palin as his VP choice, failing and helping her become very rich, so it will be with Paul Ryan. I’m sure that he and his wife are discussing the money they are going to make because of Romney’s lack of judgment.

They key thing to watch is that Paul Ryan is also running in the November General Election for his eighth term for Congress in Wisconsin. That will be sixteen years as a Congressman! Is this one of the definitions of a career politician?

He could write to the Wisconsin Secretary of State and withdraw his candidacy. If he does, he’s committed and actually thinks that Mitt Romney will win. I predict that he won’t.

He’ll hedge his bets so one way or another he’ll keep a cushy job, either as an easy reelection for the eighth term as Congressman, or first as Vice President. He can’t lose. Romney can, and unfortunately will.

I think that the next Republican President will be Rick Santorum. His challenge in this cycle was just a trial run.

Rob Zerban, who is Paul Ryan’s Democratic opponent in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District, is considered a long shot to win the election so if Paul will win it if he stays in.

Sad to say, while my platform is to effective limit Congressional service to six years by cancelling pensions if they don’t leave voluntarily, it’s clear that Congressman Ryan is a career politician and career politicians are the reason our country is in such sad shape.

Paul Ryan is a big mistake, just another that Mitt Romney seems to make almost every week.

Do we have any more nails left?

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Brian August 15, 2012 at 10:37 PM
I found an interesting article that spending increases under Obama has actually been less than any other president this century. A whopping 0.04% (including going down by 1.3% in the last year). http://articles.marketwatch.com/2012-05-22/commentary/31802270_1_spending-federal-budget-drunken-sailor At the same time, our GDP grew by around 5-10% each year since the beginning of 2010 and tax revenue increased in 2009, 2010, and 2011. We are back to 2005 levels after the Bush-caused economic disaster. As far as spending, half the auto bailout has already been recovered with cash and equity while the Bush-initiated but Obama-completed financial bailouts have led to a - wait for it - PROFIT. Studies of the Bush-initiated but Obama-complated stimulus' multiplier was in the 100-250% range (meaning it increased GDP by that much as a percentage of money the government spent). Keep in mind that the GDP are somewhat predictive of expected tax revenues. So a multiplier is a good thing. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/did-the-stimulus-work-a-review-of-the-nine-best-studies-on-the-subject/2011/08/16/gIQAThbibJ_blog.html
Oldtimer August 15, 2012 at 11:34 PM
Where Ryan's mom lives on her SS.......
Oldtimer August 15, 2012 at 11:36 PM
I am sorry...my mom lives in a retirement home. These ladies have always been democratic and will continue to vote that way....only because they always have.
Conservative August 19, 2012 at 11:14 PM
As long as the economy doesn't go in a downward spiral???????? Shirley you mean continue robbing the people who still work of more of their money. But anyway. To the Libertarian.....your logic is like going to a horse race with two horses and you place your wager or vote on a junked car in the parking lot. Hope I read your post wrong and you are voting for Romney/Ryan '12
Antoinette Datoc August 20, 2012 at 06:02 PM
I'm looking forward to a Ryan vs. Biden debate...

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