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Published: Wednesday, Aug. 29 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Mcallen, TX

Great speech.Very American!

ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

is there any contrast between him and scrappy joe? pleasssssse. joe will have his clock cleaned by ryan

Salt Lake, UT

What kind of jobs? Are they in this country by any chance?

Salt Lake, UT

What type of jobs? Are they in this country and do I need multiple ones to pay my mortgage? Since his party wants to get rid of the EPA will my grandkids be able to breath while they look for jobs?

American Fork, UT

I'm worried those jobs are going to be done by Americans. Unfortunately, they will be in Iran.

Mcallen, TX


Jobs from the Canadian pipeline, and drilling.

Lowering corporate taxes, and regulations will bring American companies back to our country.

You need to do some homework, and research, before blindly following the liberal rhetoric. Ridding ourselves of EPA isn't going to destroy the world anymore than a volcano or natural forest fires would.

Colorado Springs, CO

@worf: However, according to Ryan, both he and Mitt have already failed, unless the unemployment rate drops to zero. From Ryan's mouth: If you feel passed over (unemployed), you have not failed; your leaders have failed you.

He said it, not me.

Go Big Blue!!!
Bountiful, UT

Great speech. Less blame more action. Less golf and vacation more focus on building the economy.

I seriously can not wait to see Ryan square off with Biden.

Blue Bolshevik
Salt Lake City, UT

Yup, you'll have plenty of jobs paying $3.55 and hour to go along with your tax increases, and the 1% will have more parties on yachts registered in the Cayman Islands tax free, woohoo.

Sandy, UT

@Go Big Blue. Less blame? Republicans blame Democrats and vice verse. If Mitt Romney does win and the economy is still horrible will republicans take responsibility or will they blame democrats?

Cache, UT

FYI Obama has supported and sent more jobs over seas than Romney did, by a huge amount. Just look at General Electric. They paid no federal taxes last year. More of their employees are out of this country than in it. They kept their profits out of this country to avoid paying taxes. They received subsidies and credits so they didn't pay any taxes. Guess who is the best friend of their CEO and who has extolled their company as a model company? B.O.

This is to say nothing about the fact that Obama promised to bring unemployment under 8% during his first term. He has said if he is unable to do this, he should be a one term President. Well.... let's make him honor those words, unlike all of the other promises he has broken.

If you need multiple jobs to pay your mortgage, get a cheaper house. It is better than having me pay your mortgage.

Hayden, ID

Democrats claim to care about poor people. That’s obviously true because they create more poor people every day as evidenced by the all time high number of food stamp recipients, the rapid increase in those living below the poverty line, unemployment that is edging up, again, and the skyrocketing energy and food prices! Yes, Democrats love poor people! What we need is less poor people and more rich people in America! Romney and Ryan will make that” fundamental change in America” before its too late!

Durham, NC

Here is my issue. Oh all the candidates the one I like the best is Ryan, not because I agree with his politics, but because I know what his politics are. So in some ways, I like the devil I know better than the devil I don't know.

This convention has been in large part a huge waste of time. No one was actually stating a platform other than we hate Obama and America is great. Specifics at any level are hugely lacking. It feels more like a high school pep rally where they are chanting their high school is better then their cross town rival, when the reality is they just aren't all that much different. I am assuming the Democratic convention will be equally wasteful.

But of the four on the ticket, we know Ryan's politics. We know Obama is a left leaning pragmatic that can be hawkish when need be. Biden, eh. Romney is still not clear. This week Romney is anti China - while at Bain, he sent US jobs there. Abortion, gun control positions have morphed. Romney is hard to know because he has contradicted himself often.

Ryan is the clear winner here.

Centerville, UT


Yes. The jobs will be in America. However, in the minds of liberals they won't count as jobs because they might be non-union jobs. Are you okay with non-union jobs?

Springville, UT


re: Blame.

You know, When Governor Christie said it was not important to talk about 'how we got here,' but rather, 'what we are going to do about it' I laughed. Of course the GOP doesn't want to talk about 'how' we got where we are because Bill Clinton and G.W. Bush are responsible for the massive de-regulations which allowed insurance companies and banks to gamble with our money in the stock markets, and they can't blame the Democrats without highlighting their role in this recession.

It's no secret around here I am not a fan of the GOP, but I have to tell you when you want to talk about vacation time, your finger might be pointed at the wrong president. President Obama has taken 61 days of vacation in his 31 months. By that same mark, President G.W. Bush had taken 180 days of vacation. In all, G.W. Bush spent 32% of his time on vacation.

But I agree with you on this: I want to see Ryan and Biden debate. It's going to be a lot of fun. Ryan is sharp, and Biden is a little bit crazy.

Salt Lake City, UT

Corporate profits are already at all-time highs. What incentive do they have to take on more help? Government can increase employment only by being the employer of last resort (which Obama should have realized).

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

Fox News called Ryan's speech "Deceiving."

Sally Kohn of Fox News wrote: Paul Ryan’s speech in 3 words: dazzling, deceiving and distracting.

On "deceiving" Kohn wrote:
... to anyone paying the slightest bit of attention to facts, Ryan’s speech was an apparent attempt to set the world record for the greatest number of blatant lies and misrepresentations slipped into a single political speech. On this measure, while it was Romney who ran the Olympics, Ryan earned the gold.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

Great speech. But empty and shameless.
Paul Ryan accused President Obama of taking $716 billion out of Medicare, the fact is that that amount was savings in Medicare reimbursement rates (which, incidentally, save Medicare recipients out-of-pocket costs, too) and Ryan himself embraced these savings in his budget plan

Ryan didn’t mention his numerous votes to raise spending and balloon the deficit when George W. Bush was president.

Ryan didn’t mention his previous plan to hand over Social Security to Wall Street.

Ryan didn’t mention how his budget would eviscerate programs that help the poor and raise taxes on 95% of Americans in order to cut taxes for millionaires and billionaires even further and increase — yes, increase —the deficit.

Durham, NC

Ok....imagine my disappointment to get this mornings fact check on Ryan's speech. I was so wanting to like this guy, only to find he lied with the best of them. Conservatives, close your ears, because I know you don't want to know this.

Biggest was the whole medicare "cuts"... where Ryan claims they were the result of lower services levels, when in fact they are the result in lowered administration fees. The many that wants to lower cost, now claims that money should not be reduced from medicare's budget. How do you have it both ways... you find savings... you cut the budget.

Second was his claim that Obama promised to keep a GM plant open in his home state... only problem is that plant closed before Obama was ever elected.

The issue here is there are enough differences in policy that you should be able to run on that, not trying differentiate view extortions and lies. We as a society need to stop giving a pass to those that lie.... on either side of the isle. It has become win at any cost, and the current cost is honesty and integrity.

I had hope...

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

‘Paul Ryan says GOP ticket will create jobs’


Notice how they never tell you - WHERE?

For the past 12 years it's all been in Communist Red China.

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