|Congressman and Vice-Presidential nominee Paul Ryan|
Congressman Paul Ryan was announced today as Mitt Romney’s running mate in the 2012 election.
Here’s the short version of Paul Ryan’s positions on issues of note:
- Voted against repeal of DADT
- Voted twice for the failed Federal Marriage Amendment
- Voted in favor of the Marriage Protection Act that would have Federal courts from even considering overturning DOMA
- Voted against the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009
- Paul Ryan’s budget plan – The Path To Prosperity – would turn Medicare into a voucher system whereby the government would give a set amount to seniors and tell them to go find private insurance using those funds.
- Ryan’s plan would slash food stamps for poor Americans
- Ryan’s plan would raise taxes on those who make less than $30K, but give a 12.5% tax cut to the wealthiest
- Ryan supports privatizing Social Security. For seniors whose retirement is tied to the stock market, many would have seen their retirement savings decimated in the stock market crash of 2008
- In all, 62 percent of the budget cuts proposed by Ryan would come from low-income programs.
So there you go. If that sounds good to you, make a run with Romney and Ryan.
If not, think about the fact that:
- We’ve had 26 consecutive months of job growth coming out of the the worst recession in decades
- The war in Iraq had ended
- We are leaving Afghanistan
- A major reason those wars happened – Osama bin Laden, who organized the attack on 9/11 – was captured and killed under the Obama Administration
- DADT is history
- The stock market has doubled
- Millions of people have better health coverage than they did three years ago
There’s your choice.