Romney/Ryan a ticket our nation can't afford
Over the weekend Romney revealed his running mate, Congressman Paul Ryan from Wisconsin. Ryan, 42, has worked almost his entire life in government (so much for accusing our President of never having jobs in the private sector, which he did have by the way), and while Ryan has been called a nice person, his views and ideas are out of touch with our nation.
Ryan has put forth what is now called the Ryan Budget, which would decimate our economy and reward (once again) the 1 percent at the expense of the 99 percent. Ryan's budget calls for eliminating many deductions that middle class Americans rely on to ease their tax burden. Deductions such as mortgage insurance, health care premiums and charitable contributions would no longer be allowed if the Ryan Budget were in place today.
The Ryan Budget would also destroy Medicare, replacing it with a voucher system which seniors would use to shop for private insurance, with no guarantee that the voucher would come close to covering the cost of the insurance policy.
Further, the Ryan Budget lowers taxes for the top 1 percent by 50 percent, while at the same time raising taxes on the bottom 10 percent of wage earners. Worse, the Ryan Budget would create TRILLIONS of dollars in debt which would lead to drastic cuts in the budget, cuts to roads, cuts to food safety, cuts to health care and cuts to just about every program the Federal Government funds or oversees.
Beyond monetary policy, Ryan is also anti-choice, against any equality for the LGBT community, and he also co-sponsored a bill which would ban in-vitro fertilization, as well as many forms of birth control, including the pill.
As Romney was looking for his VP he required all candidates to reveal years of their tax filings, yet Romney will not allow the American public to have the same opportunity to see his filings. Watch what happens when one of Romney's VP candidates is questioned about this very issue:
We cannot afford to continue the policies of the GOP, we have tried their way and it didn't work. Under President Obama our nation is getting on the right track, but there is much, much more work to be done.
Now is the time for you to get involved, sign up to volunteer at our headquarters, knock on doors, make calls, and help us make sure that our nation goes forward instead of taking dangerous steps in reverse.