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Mitt’s Ryan Message: Get Serious

bfouraker Wrote: Aug 19, 2012 12:28 PM
More, The budget allows that revenues will increase without increasing taxes as the economy improves. There are three different bars for each year(I do not have my printout in front of me and can not see the exact numbers on the bar chart). The Ryan bar has the debt at around 50% of GDP in 2040. The continuing current policy has debt ariund 120%. It is the Obama's new plans that have GDP at 194%. On the decrease in entitlement spending (except for Medicare and Socila Security) these items should decrease. All welfare programs will become less necessary as the economy improves and more people move from chronic unemployment to having a job.

A version of this column appeared originally in THE DAILY BEAST.

In selecting Paul Ryan as his running mate, Mitt Romney signals his determination to conduct a campaign of ideas.

In part, this decision almost surely stems from recent polls suggesting Romney couldn’t win a campaign of personalities.

The latest surveys all suggest that President Obama enjoys a small but significant lead over his Republican challenger, despite that big majorities think the nation is headed in the wrong direction and regular pluralities disapprove of the president’s job performance. The most significant Democratic edge involves the likability factor: by...