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Patch's Poll: Romney Picks Paul Ryan as VP; What's Your Take?

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney settles on a fiscally conservative member of the House of Representatives as his running mate in the 2012 election.

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has chosen Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate for the November election.

Romney announced the decision in a press release Saturday morning, titled “America’s Comeback Team,” as well as through his “Mitt’s VP” smart phone app.

Ryan, 42, is in his seventh term in Congress representing Wisconsin’s First Congressional District. He’s also a chairman of the House Budget Committee, and last year he unveiled a counter budget titled “Roadmap for America’s Future,” which proposed to eliminate the federal deficit over a multi-year period.

Democrats and liberals derided the budget, however, saying it focused more on cuts to spending for social programs and less on tax cuts for the wealthy.

The Huffington Post notes that both liberals and conservatives will be “thrilled” with Romney’s choice.

Do you think Mitt Romney made the right choice in choosing Paul Ryan as his running mate in the 2012 presidential race? Take our poll and share your thoughts in the comments.

Christopher Schaefer August 15, 2012 at 12:17 AM
Rosa DeLauro voted for the Affordable Care Act. Obviously, she forgot to mention that it's actually the NON-affordable NON-Care Act. More about her antics in the “comments” section here: http://orange.patch.com/blog_posts/delauro-dodge-ball-f5ca86fc and the “comments” here: http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2012/08/13/opinion/doc50297b3ca7b0e897248384.txt
Tom Collins August 15, 2012 at 01:34 AM
Jay, Bravo. Post of the year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tom Collins August 15, 2012 at 01:39 AM
Pretty Simple, We Go Broke or OMG !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Doan Steel August 15, 2012 at 02:21 AM
There are many people and even more children without access to healthcare unless it is the emergency room - Obamacare helps these people. What possible cynical motive could they have. It is not by any means perfect, but a toe in the water to help people. How can any honest American reject this idea of helping those on need - this is where I don't understand the religious right or those people that where flag pins and act as is they are products of the founding fathers.. Seems that agnostics and atheist are more concerned with doing God's work and caring for those that need mankinds help than the bible thumpers.
Christopher Schaefer August 15, 2012 at 08:31 AM
Doan Steel say “[ObamaCare] is not by any means perfect, but a toe in the water to help people.” Wayne Winsley says he “doesn’t want to shred the safety net—because he came to appreciate the need for it after relying on it himself…His life experiences—from a stint at a Boys Town as a kid, to a bout with prostate cancer while he was out of work—give him a different perspective on the social programs that often end up on his party’s chopping block…’ The difference between myself and probably any elected official … is that I have actually had to use the safety net,’ Winsley said. ‘For me, it is not a theory.’…’The point is not to burn the safety net,’ he said. The idea, he said, is to create an environment where it’s a stopgap—not a way of life… So, when it comes to talking about what to cut, Winsley’s keyword is ‘reasonable.’ Nothing should be sacred, he said—including defense spending—but the cuts that are made should be fair.” But a federal program should not be so expensive that it ultimately threatens the very existence of all safety-net programs: Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid. http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/winsley_challenges_delauro/

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