After much speculation Mitt Romney finally chose his running mate, Paul Ryan. But, who is Paul Ryan? Paul Ryan is the congressman who has represented Wisconsin for the past 14 years. He is also the Chairman of the house budget committee. Last year Ryan developed the controversial Ryan budget in which he proposed to, substantially cut medicare, do away with Medicaid, dismantle social security, eliminate the food stamp program, and do away with other "entitlement" programs as well. After the plan was analyzed by The Center On Budget Policies and Priorities it was discovered that 62% of the spending cuts would come from low income programs. While 37% of its tax benefits would go to those making $1,000,000 a year or more.
The Ryan budget is basically a class bashing manifesto designed to crush the poor, and the irony of it all is the fact that Rep. Ryan used his deceased fathers social security benefits to help pay his way through college.
So, who is Paul Ryan? Another hard nosed conservative who touts the virtues of personal responsibility but does not practice what he preaches. He is another member of the GOP attempting to balance the budget on the backs of the poor. He is a Congressmen with a poor record having only passed 2 bills in 14 years. One bill to change the name of a Post Office in his district, and another to lower the taxes on arrows ( he's an archery enthusiast). Now that we know who Paul Ryan is we should know what we don't want him to be.....anywhere near the white house!