The Romney-Ryan plan is the wrong path for America
August 23, 2012
Public Policy Polling reports, "PPP's newest poll of Virginia finds Barack Obama leading by 5 points, 50-45... Interestingly despite [Paul] Ryan's good numbers personally, only 38% of voters support the Ryan plan while 46% are opposed to it. We saw a similar trend in our Wisconsin polling over the weekend and it suggests that voters like Ryan personally but don't necessarily like what the stands for. Democrats need to try to shift the focus with Ryan from the man to the policies."
Progressive Point: Our leaders are supposed to work for all of us, not just the wealthiest few. But Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan support massive transfers of wealth from working families to the already-rich. It's no wonder Romney picked Ryan to be his running mate -- Ryan's plan would let Romney pay a tax rate lower than 1% and end Medicare's guarantee of coverage that he'll never need.
Yesterday, Ryan was again trying to pitch his "help the rich get richer" plans across the Commonwealth and raising big bucks from the same folks who would benefit from his 1% tax cuts. He's trying to explain why his plan to raise taxes on the middle class, end Medicare as we know it, and gut home front investments is the right plan for America. The Romney-Ryan plan is the wrong path for America: an America, and a Virginia, where hardworking families pay more so the richest few pay less.
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