DUDE!! Paul Ryan for V.P.?? Mama likes!
I’ve always liked Paul Ryan. I like him mainly because he’s not afraid to say how it is – he not only tells people how it is, he spells it out without being condescending. He also has a backbone – which I admire, especially in today’s society when people seem to be afraid to say “BOO” for fear of being labeled a racist or a bigot.
For example, watch how Ryan schools Obama on the then proposed ObamaCare bill:
And you know what else makes me smile?
A debate between Biden and Ryan.
PASS THE HUMBLE PIE!
And for those out there that think having Ryan on the ticket is going to hurt Romney because of his tough “stance” on Medicare? Check out this excerpt from CBS’ interview with Romney and Ryan Sunday.
“There’s only one president that I know of in history that robbed Medicare, $716 billion to pay for a new risky program of his own that we call Obamacare,” Romney said.
“What Paul Ryan and I have talked about is saving Medicare, is providing people greater choice in Medicare, making sure it’s there for current seniors. No changes, by the way, for current seniors, or those nearing retirement. But looking for young people down the road and saying, “We’re going to give you a bigger choice.” In America, the nature of this country has been giving people more freedom, more choices. That’s how we make Medicare work down the road.”
Ryan added, “My mom is a Medicare senior in Florida. Our point is we need to preserve their benefits, because government made promises to them that they’ve organized their retirements around. In order to make sure we can do that, you must reform it for those of us who are younger. And we think these reforms are good reforms. That have bipartisan origins. They started from the Clinton commission in the late ’90s.”
Yep. That clearly sounds like a program intended to push granny off the cliff … oh wait … *snort* PolitiFact has dubbed ‘Republicans voted to end Medicare’ the 2011 Lie of the Year. And Democrats are deathly afraid of privatizing Medicare because that would mean they wouldn’t be able to siphon off funds in order to pay for their socialized disaster that is commonly known as ObamaCare.
Yep, this election season just got INTERESTING. Finally – a ray of hope. I’m not a big Romney fan, I personally think he’s a watered-down version of Obama, but with Ryan at his side, perhaps he’ll be the conservative voice of reason this country needs.
From Paul Ryan’s V.P. acceptance speech:
But America is more than just a place…it’s an idea. It’s the only country founded on an idea. Our rights come from nature and God, not government. We promise equal opportunity, not equal outcomes.
This idea is founded on the principles of liberty, freedom, free enterprise, self-determination and government by consent of the governed.
This idea is under assault. So, we have a critical decision to make as a nation.
We are on an unsustainable path that is robbing America of our freedom and security. It doesn’t have to be this way.
The commitment Mitt Romney and I make to you is this:
We won’t duck the tough issues…we will lead!
We won’t blame others…we will take responsibility!
We won’t replace our founding principles…we will reapply them!
We will honor you, our fellow citizens, by giving you the right and opportunity to make the choice:
What kind of country do we want to have?
What kind of people do we want to be?
We can turn this thing around. Real solutions can be delivered. But, it will take leadership. And the courage to tell you the truth.
It’s about damn time, don’t ‘cha think??
ADDED: And for the record? I honestly don’t expect Medicare to even be available in another twenty years when I finally (and there’s some question I will even WANT to) retire. I think people who think everything is going to be the same, like it is today, RIGHT NOW, lives in an alternate universe. Hence the reason my husband and I are working our asses off to prepare for our futures. We have no one to rely on but ourselves. Medicare will not only be changed in twenty years, I seriously wonder if it’ll exist at all. Do you?