Mitt endorsed the (very extreme) Ryan budget proposals, both in comments of
support and by picking Ryan as his running mate. Mitt's feet should be
held to the fire, and Mitt should be required to run with ongoing support of
Ryan's plan, or be recognized as the hypocrite he really is.
Call me crazy, but if Romney really wanted to distance himself from the Ryan
Plan, maybe he should have picked a different running mate. Mitt's a
practiced flip-flopper, but even he can't both endorse the plan and not
endorse the plan.
Call me crazy, but if Romney really wanted to distance himself from the Ryan
Plan, he should have picked a different running mate. Mitt is a practiced
flip-flopper, but even he can't both endorse the plan (which he's
done) and not endorse the plan (which he's now trying to do).
The biggest accomplishment for Ryan was his budget proposal. So what value does
he bring to theticket?
Democrats will criticize Romney, Ryan and Republican efforts to reduce deficit
spending. But the question that Americans need to ask themselves is whether
they want America to remain strong or not. In order for America to remain a
world leader, a humanitarian nation of charitable giving, a world leader of
democracy and freedom, then America must balance its books.We spent
$1.2 Trillion in deficit spending last year. During the Obama presidency the
annual deficit spending has been $1 Trillion + each year. So for Ryan to
propose $5.2 Trillion in spending cuts over 10 years...do the math. Is his
proposed reductions enough to balance the budget in 10 years? No it is not. If
we continued federal spending as we have been, we would have deficit spending of
at least $11 Trillion in 10 years. This would propel our national debt to $27
Trillion. Ryan's proposal would reduce deficit spending over
10 years to $6 Trillion. Is that enough?What is Obama's plan?
I can't recall he has presented anything other than more government
spending via Obamacare, and to continue entitlement spending as we have been.
Obama's latest budget received Zero votes in the House, and Zerio votes in
the Senate. Not a single Democrat voted for it. The fact that not one
congressman or woman would vote for the presidents budget seems to reveal his
lack of vision, his lack of a plan, and his lack of leadership. Obama's
budget reveals that he is not serious about strengthening America's
workforce, it's employment, it's economy.Harry Reid, as
Senate Majority Leader, has failed to put forward a budget in the Senate for 3
years! How can Americans possibly vote for any Democratic president, let alone
Obama.Too many Americans don't study economics, they don't
read the newspaper, they don't understand our history and the principles
that have made America great. Too many Americans don't vote, and too many
Americans vote poorly. How else could you explain the support that Obama
receives?We get what we deserve, but hopefully enough Americans will
vote wisely and vote out Obama in November. This man, Obama, has fundamentally
changed America in a very negative way. Another term and it will be
Too late.romney has become just another cheer-leader for ryan.Few in the republican party have any allegiance to romney.romney will be dropped, for 2016, by the party not-so-faithful, even if he
wins in November.Voters are not voting for romney, they are simply
voting against President Obama.Tax pledge wonderkind grover n. as
well as republican party spokesperson Charles K. have said republicans
don't need/or want romney to do anything other than what his big money
donors tell him to do.ryan is the true face/heart of uncompromising
conservative politics 2012.No etch-a-sketch or flip-floping as a
political albatross around his neck.ryan will be a tough candidate
to beat in 2016.
Oh goody. Now we get to witness another Romney flip-flop. He's already
endorsed Ryan's budget plan. It's going to be very hard to distance
himself from it now.
For those thinking that it's hypocrtical to endorse the person and not his
plan, it's not only possible, but it's common practice in many
businesses. Consider acquisitions of small companies by large companies.
Often, the large company will hire the smaller company for its expertise and
known product, but we don't see the larger company release that product
after acquiring he smaller co. What often happens is that the larger company
sees the potential of the smaller company's ideas and likely has a related
product that they,ve been working on. They buy out the smaller company for
their expertise and insight.So, consider Ryan as the smaller company
with potential and expertise that Mitt, the larger company, sees potential in
tapping and marrying his ideas with.
Are we talking about companies or people? Oh, wait. I forgot. They're the
same thing, right? So in this case, it's LIKE people, but with more money.
I got it now.
Anyone else find this amusing?The ONLY qualification Ryan has is his
work with budgets, albiet his very dubious work to say the least. Now Mitt is distancing himself from the budget work Ryan has done!That's like the San Antonio Spurs telling Steve Kerr, "We signed you
to a contract, but we don't really want to jacking up any 3's!"If someone can pin down Mitt and get a straight answer from him on any
issue, it will be a first.
well that was real smart - pick a VP and then distance yourself from him. Holy
cow - OBama is going to win just because no one else knows how to run a campaign
and the loser is - The American people. 4 more years of Obama is going to mean
15% unemployment within the first 2 years. Yes liberals will be cheering
cheering and cheering ... until the stark reality of 4 more years of high
unemployment ... and an even worse economy... set in. But I guess since many
liberals are entitlement "Freddie the Freeloader" types anyway and
don't want to work then unemployment could go to 20% and they would care
less. America is toast!!
I'm sorry Mitt, you picked him, you live with that pick. You can't
pick a guy and then disavow the only thing he is known for. Choosing Ryan is a
dream come true for Obama. Now he can truly run against the do-nothing
Republican Congress, which has set itself against doing anything in the good of
the country ever since Obama took office. My only hope is that Ryan drags down
the Republican ticket so that we get a Congress that will actually do something.
With the selection of Paul Ryan as the V.P. candidate, clearly Mitt Romney and
the GOP have declared war on the middle class. With Mitt we had, at best,
apathy towards the middle class. With Ryan, we undoubtably have animosity
towards the middle class.
Well that didn't take long. Not only is Romney repudiating his own past
policy positions, he's doing the same thing with his newly minted running
mate. What's the point of putting a "true conservative" on the
ticket and rejecting what makes him conservative?
I didn't find anything in the article that suggests Romney is running from
the Ryan plan. He has mentioned many times, since his announcement of Ryan as
VP, things from Ryan's plan that he believes will work. Like giving people
the choice for Medicare as it is or as vouchers. It is laughable that people try
to portray Romney as distancing himself. And, clarifying the fact that Romney
will be the one making the decisions does not distance himself from Ryan or his
plans.Here is the proper way to distance yourself. President Obama
on Rev. Wright:"I've known Reverend Wright for almost 20 years.
The person I saw yesterday was not the person that I met 20 yrs ago."
"In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's
a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would
actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again.
They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because
scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day.
I cannot recall the last time someting like that happened in politics or
religion." ~ Carl SaganWe, the people, just won't allow it.
If you don't support the Ryan budget plans in large part then you
don't make statements that you do, nor do you pick Ryan as the VP pick.
Romney didn't have to pick a VP who supports a tax policy that would have
made Romney pay a mere 0.86% in taxes instead of 13.9%. Then again
Romney has distanced himself from his time as Governor, many of his previous
positions, and even now wants people to stop talking about Bain when he had
previously made it the centerpiece of his campaign so... I guess it's only
natural for him to want to distance himself from his VP too.@David"Democrats will criticize Romney, Ryan and Republican efforts
to reduce deficit spending."Not quite, we criticize the means by
which Ryan would go about reducing deficit spending. Personally I support
massive deficit reduction but I want higher taxes (Ryan wants to lower taxes for
the rich, and eliminate the capital gains tax which is where most of
Romney's income comes from), defense spending cuts (Ryan/Romney want more
war spending) and I want small reductions to entitlements (Ryan bludgeons them).
@patriot"4 more years of Obama is going to mean 15% unemployment
within the first 2 years."How so? We've gained private
sector jobs 30+ straight months and other than minor .1-.2% blips unemployment
has been decreasing the last couple years after we stopped the massive
job-letting that Obama/McCain inherited (didn't matter which was president,
when 700k jobs are lost the month you take office, you're going to lose a
couple million more jobs over the next few months).
To Peter R 9:34 p.mm. Aug. 12, 212For those thinking that it's
hypocrtical to endorse the person and not his plan, it's not only possible,
but it's common practice in many businesses.--------------------You forget that Mitt not only supports Ryan,
the person, he has also in the past enthusiastically supported and endorsed
Ryan's (very extreme) plan. Now he doesn't, because he's
putatively won the nomination and doesn't have to pander to the far right
to get the nomination. Now Mitt has again done what he does best. He's
flip-flopped -- he supports Ryan as a way to pander to the far right while
trying to distance himself from Ryan's plan so he can pander to more
centrist voters. Neither Mitt nor Ryan is what this country needs. NO THANKS!
Has Ryan rejected hos own budget that he has advanced for the ast two years
Wow - what party chooses a candidate and then immediately says they don't
support his ideas? This is crazy.