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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Romney's Gift To Obama: Paul Ryan

Romney picks extremist Tea Party darling Paul Ryan for his running mate...this has got to be good news for Obama & Co. Even Republican David Frum sums up how the Democrats will eviscerate Paul Ryan:
"You've worked hard all your life. You've paid Medicare taxes for almost 30 years. But under the Republican plan, Medicare won't be there for you. Instead of Medicare as it exists now, under the Republican plan you'll get a voucher that will pay as little as half your Medicare costs when you turn 65—and as little as a quarter in your 80s. And all so that millionaires and billionaires can have a huge tax cut."
But Independent Senator Bernie Sanders is first out of the gate attacking Ryan:
"The selection of Rep. Paul Ryan as Romney's choice for vice president makes it very clear that the Republican Party has completely caved in to the extreme right-wing Tea Party. Ryan, the author of the Republican House budget, would make devastating cuts in Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and education while giving even more tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires. The Romney-Ryan ticket is waging war against the middle class and must be defeated."

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