Mitt Romney really wants to win this thing! After watching Team Obama turn the 2012 presidential election into a sideshow of discussions on minutiae, tax returns, horses, and Olympics, it was thrilling to see Romney finally seize control of this election narrative in naming Rep. Paul Ryan his running mate.
Ryan is Mitt Romney's game changer. Period! As House Budget Committee Chairman, Ryan crafted a bold budget in 2011which proposed $6.2 trillion of cuts in government spending over 10 years. Ryan's budget included reforming the tax code, offering Medicaid block grants to the states, Medicare premium subsidies so seniors can choose private insurance and giving people the option of investing their Social Security benefits. It passed in the House and course the Democrat Senate has taken no action on it or proposed an alternative.
In picking Ryan, Romney put President Obama on notice that he will no longer be able to run from his record of economic failure, broken promises and lies. As of August 11th, this election will be about the important things facing our country, “the higher unemployment, declining incomes and crushing debt” caused by Obama’s “misguided polices,” said Ryan. Standing ready for battle, against the backdrop of the USS Wisconsin, in Norfolk, Virginia, Ryan continued with the obvious, “This is the worst economic recovery in 70 years.”
After hearing Romney's news, Obama tried to obfuscate his record yet again, tweeting Saturday in response to Romney’s VP announcement:
“Paul Ryan is an architect of the top-down GOP budget that cuts education, energy, & innovation even as it gives tax cuts to the wealthy.”
The truth is Obama has been the architect of nothing but misery for Americans: $16 trillion in debt, 42 straight months of 8% plus unemployment, diminished wealth, and 1 in 6 Americans becoming poor.
Ryan knows America’s piggy bank has gone bust and Ryan has been the architect of a plan to get America’s fiscal house in order so Granny won’t lose her Medicare and fall off the cliff in her wheelchair. Ryan and Romney have faced the reality America can’t sustain our current levels of spending. Obama, on the other hand, wants to spend America out of greatness, even ignoring the dire warnings from his own Simpson Bowles debt reduction commission: “The era of debt denial is over, and there can be no turning back.”