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"Paul Ryan's budget relies on the same $700 billion in savings from Medicare that Mitt Romney and other Republicans have been attacking Democrats about. Still, Ryan himself said his plan did include the reductions in future spending that were part of the federal health care law. That’s because both sides agree on one point: Medicare spending is growing too rapidly, and it needs to reined in." http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2012/aug/15/stephanie-cutter/ryans-plan-includes-700-billion-medicare-cuts-says/
Ryan explains why Medicare cuts were in his House budget "Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan moved to explain why the federal budget plan he proposed as House Budget Committee chairman included more than $700 billion in cuts to Medicare Thursday, arguing that he was using President Barack Obama's baseline that already included those cuts when crafting the budget." http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/ryan-explains-why-medicare-cuts-were-house-budget-172943914.html
Ryan explains why Medicare cuts were in his House budget "Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan moved to explain why the federal budget plan he proposed as House Budget Committee chairman included more than $700 billion in cuts to Medicare Thursday, arguing that he was using President Barack Obama's baseline that already included those cuts when crafting the budget." http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/ryan-explains-why-medicare-cuts-were-house-budget-172943914.html
GOP platform draft at odds with Romney on abortion "The platform panel of the Republican National Committee voted to propose a constitutional amendment outlawing abortion without specific exceptions for rape or incest, a position at odds with presumptive nominee Mitt Romney. The decisions in Tampa, as delegates began making their way to Florida for next week's Republican National Convention, are a reminder that, despite months of effort by Romney to project party unity, he is out of step with his party's most committed activists." http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2012-08-21/ap-source-gop-platform-draft-at-odds-with-romney
Akin and Ryan Co-Sponsor Bill to Prevent Rape Victims from Getting Abortions H.R. 212 "A BILL To provide that human life shall be deemed to begin with fertilization." http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-112hr212ih/pdf/BILLS-112hr212ih.pdf
Paul Ryan’s stimulus problem "The GOP’s new vice presidential candidate has said repeatedly that he has never asked for stimulus funds, but recent reports indicate he has written letters on behalf of local businesses seeking them. The Boston Globe reported Tuesday that Ryan had sought stimulus funds for local energy conservation groups from the Department of Energy in late 2009, and a 2010 Wall Street Journal report indicated he sought funds for another local group from the Labor Department." http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2012/08/16/paul-ryans-stimulus-problem/
CBO finds massive costs for seniors with Ryan Medicare plan "In 2022, the first year the voucher would apply, CBO estimates that total health care expenditures for a typical 65-year-old would be almost 40 percent higher with private coverage under the Ryan plan than they would be with a continuation of traditional Medicare. CBO also finds that this beneficiary’s annual out-of-pocket costs would more than double—from $6,150 to $12,500. In later years, as the value of the voucher eroded, the increase in out-of-pocket costs would be even greater." http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=3453
AARP says Ryan plan shifts high costs onto seniors "Rather than recognizing that health care is an unavoidable necessity which must be made more affordable for all Americans, [Ryan’s] proposal simply shifts these high and growing costs onto Medicare beneficiaries, and it then shifts even higher costs of increased uninsured care onto everyone else ... By creating a “premium support” system for future Medicare beneficiaries, the proposal is likely to simply increase costs for beneficiaries while removing Medicare’s promise of secure health coverage—a guarantee that future seniors have contributed to through a lifetime of hard work.”" http://www.aarp.org/politics-society/government-elections/news-04-2011/aarp_writes_to_congress.html
CBO finds massive costs for seniors with Ryan Medicare plan "In 2022, the first year the voucher would apply, CBO estimates that total health care expenditures for a typical 65-year-old would be almost 40 percent higher with private coverage under the Ryan plan than they would be with a continuation of traditional Medicare. CBO also finds that this beneficiary’s annual out-of-pocket costs would more than double—from $6,150 to $12,500. In later years, as the value of the voucher eroded, the increase in out-of-pocket costs would be even greater." http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=3453
Quote from Ann Romney on releasing more tax returns: Ann Romney: "We've Given All You People Need To Know" Watch Ann say it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFX7jqUW1-8
Mitt Romney Would Pay 0.82 Percent in Taxes Under Paul Ryan's Plan "In 2010 -- the only year we have seen a full return from him -- Romney would have paid an effective tax rate of around 0.82 percent under the Ryan plan, rather than the 13.9 percent he actually did. How would someone with more than $21 million in taxable income pay so little? Well, the vast majority of Romney's income came from capital gains, interest, and dividends. And Ryan wants to eliminate all taxes on capital gains, interest and dividends." http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/08/mitt-romney-would-pay-082-percent-in-taxes-under-paul-ryans-plan/261027/
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