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Is Ryan Paul a detriment to the Romney camp more than a savior?Aug 14, 2012 | News Archive
Apparently, Ryan Paul came before the Tea Party. Read more after the jump...
On Saturday, August 11, the Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney finally announced his vice presidential pick. Ryan Paul, a Republican State Representative from Wisconsin, happily joined him on stage at the podium, smiling like the perfect union had finally been formed. But, from scouring countless YouTube videos of C-Span, cable news appearances and surfing through his campaign and state rep website, Ryan Paul is quite the firecracker. He has served as representative of Wisconsin’s first district since 1999 and has sat as Chairman of the Budget Committee for the past few years. These facts alone may be an indicator as to why the budget is always deliberated on way past its due date since the Bush era. From his political ideology, Paul is totally a leftist! He often criticizes the House Republicans, accusing them of their lenient policies and not upholding traditional conservative values the party was founded on.
In his most treasured piece of literature, Path to Prosperity, a lengthy document outlining his views on a more ideal American economy, Paul says that both parties are making "empty promises" and that his plan aims at “reforming and modernizing” the government. Paul is living in a fantasy world, where business is done based on high morals and standards. Sorry, but handing over all the power to companies to provide their own medical insurance is not the answer. History has told us that it doesn’t work and people get the short end of the stick, ending up without insurance, sick and unable to get treated. Read the document for yourself here: http://budget.house.gov/uploadedfiles/pathtoprosperity2013.pdf
Currently, Mitt Romney is facing a HUGE hurdle amongst women voters. In a recent poll conducted within Pa by CBS TV, Obama’s likeability amongst female voters is much higher than Romney, who is trailing at a stifling 12 points. See here: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57483962/obama-leads-romney-in-three-key-swing-states?tag=contentMain%3bcontentBody. Ryan Paul is not likely to make it better, either. He voted against the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which is reasonable between both parties in today’s world of valuing fair work wages between men and women. And, he’s that guy who probably voted twofold for defunding social programs like Planned Parenthood. Not surprisingly, Paul is against the Affordable Care Act. His views are a little too late. And socially, he is definitely a misfit- even among his colleagues. More on why his views disenfranchise women here: http://feministing.com/2012/08/13/why-paul-ryan-is-bad-news-for-women-and-everyone-else/
Paul's even proposed to cut Federal Pell Grants- that allow thousands of students access to higher education, the SNAP program-food stamps, and unemployment. On Social Security, Paul thinks it should be managed on an individual level, and take spending off “auto pilot.” According to his website, the national budget needs to be shaved down by over a trillion dollars. Not exactly sure why the Romney Camp chose Rep. Paul? Me neither. Although his experience with the Budget Committee may shake things up a bit, his economy management shows absolutely no achievements. See him in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPxMZ1WdINs
Here’s a good one: He was named runner up for Time Magazine’s Person of the Year. Deemed “The Prophet,” he is basically living in an idealized world where fair competition exists- which we all know nothing’s fair in globalization. He’s disenchanted with Washington, just like most of us, but he may need to go back to drawing boards with his personality and theories.
You be the judge.
Posted By: Melissa HendersonNews