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Rep. Ryan Known For Stance On Budget, Healthcare

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email

Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan is expected to be named Mitt Romney’s Vice Presidential nominee Saturday morning, according to a source close to the campaign.

Rep. Paul Ryan is the Chair of the House Budget Committee and the primary author of the House’s 2013 budget proposal. The budget focuses on cutting federal spending, strengthens defense and dismantles President Obama’s healthcare Reform measures.

"This plan of action is about putting an end to empty promises from bankrupt government and restoring the fundamental promise of America,” Ryan said earlier this year in defense of his budget proposal, “Ensuring that our children have more opportunity than we do. That's the American idea: leave your children better off."

Critics of the so-called Ryan Plan say the proposed budget would hurt seniors the most, forcing them to pay more out of pocket.

“It forces seniors to pay, to buy their insurance from the health insurance company where the average senior would be forced to pay twice as much for half the benefit." House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said in response to Rep. Ryan’s budget plan.

Rep. Paul Ryan has been a vocal opponent of President Barak Obama and his administration’s policies. Ryan was selected to give the Republican response after the 2011 State of the Union address.

"The President and the democratic leadership have shown, by their action, that they believe government needs to increase its size and its reach, its price tag and its power." Rep. Ryan told the nation, saying that the reforms the President proposed didn’t go far enough.

In 2002, Rep. Paul Ryan supported the Iraq War Resolution, allowing President George W. Bush to use military force in Iraq. Ryan was also in favor of the Medicare Part D prescription drug expansion the following year. In 2008, Ryan voted in favor of the Troubled Asset Relief Program which gave Billions to bailout banks and auto manufactures and gave birth to the Tea Party Movement.

Mitt Romney, the presumptive GOP Presidential nominee, is expected to make the official announcement at 7:00 a.m. (MST) while campaigning at the Nauticus Museum in Norfolk, VA.


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