Thoughts on Paul Ryan?

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Thoughts on Paul Ryan?
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Mon, 08-13-2012 - 9:54am

I'm kind of new to iVillage, so I hope I'm posting in the right place!

I was just wondering what you think about Romney's VP choice.  I don't know a lot about Paul Ryan, so I don't have much of an opinion yet. 

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Registered: 05-05-2009
Tue, 08-21-2012 - 8:57am
It is interesting indeed that the Senate is sitting on 400 + bills passed by the house since 2010. Of course, some even think the Senate has passed a budget in the past 3 years, so the fact that the obstructionist really occupy the Senate probably is unknown as well.
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Registered: 01-21-2006
Tue, 08-21-2012 - 8:47am

 

 

 I expect that the Obama campaign's "dirty tricks" (trying to suppress military voters)  to leave a "lasting bitterness". I dislike the negative ads and the lack of detail and specifics on economic issues or on Obama's record . Having lived through the financial turmoil of the last 3 1/2 years, I am keenly aware that he can't run on a failed record, so his campaign and super PACs have to air outlandish ads, like accusing Romney of being responsible for the death of a woman. I wonder if anyone out in TV land was gullible enough to believe such nonsense? Obama's 2012 budget continues to grow the debt by more than $600 billion every year through 2015. We can't sustain piling on more debt.  One of the reasons for the unemployment is the fact that consumers are not buying and small businesses are not hiring.  Consumers aren't buying because they have no jobs or money. Businesses are waiting to see who gets into the White House and whether that person will work to create a positive atmosphere for business or strap them with more taxes and regulations making it necessary to freeze hiring and hold on to their capital. We have a clear choice between a man who realizes the importance small businesses have in our economy and has experience in that arena and one who thinks small business owners don't build their businesses and that we should "push for a" new vision of shared prosperity".

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Registered: 05-03-2011
Tue, 08-21-2012 - 7:58am
I agree. It's interesting how people completely dismiss the role that Congress has played in being obstructionist. Their goal of having Obama be a one-term president has clearly been more important than the welfare of the country and its citizens.
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Registered: 05-03-2011
Tue, 08-21-2012 - 7:56am
We'll have to see how Ryan's cosponsoring of the bill with Akin trying to redefine rape is going to look to the voters.
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Registered: 01-25-2010
Tue, 08-21-2012 - 1:38am

What's new?  So far it has been the same "trickle down of the Bush years and Reagan(who did increase taxes and is a much better leader than either Romney or Ryan)

  Congress has been the stopping point.  A president is not a dictator and cannot rule as if he is.  Congress has acted like five year olds.  I think the real problems are larger than most wish to acknowledge.  And congress is to blame.  American need to understand that congress needs to get it's act together.   Ryan's economics are very poor.  I myself do not trust This GOP.  Far too radical. 

  I expect that the GOP's dirty tricks (trying to invalidate voters).  To leave a lasting bitterness.  I dislike the negative ads and the lack of detail and specifics on economic issues.   But I can do the math.  Ryan's plans have too many holes.  One of the reasons for the unemployment is the fact that consumers are not buying.  A lot of companies are holding off to see what congress will do about the "doomsday" scenario in January. 

   IMO expecting to much is as much a problem as anything else.

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Registered: 01-21-2006
Mon, 08-20-2012 - 10:19pm

I agree with you. We are coming off a dismal four year term with a president who made promises and couldn't deliver on them. According to the latest USA Today/Gallup poll 56% of those polled say they are NOT better off then they were 4 years ago. We have had four yeas of failed policies, inflation, high unemployment, a weak housing market, joblessness, unsustainable debt, failed bail-outs and numerous broken promises. It is time for a change and I agree with you that Ryan seems to have the energy and integrity to help Romney get the job done. We have a choice in November,  more failed policies, inflation, high unemployment, a weak housing market, joblessness, unsustainable debt, failed bail-outs and numerous broken promises or a new fresh approach that may actually get us out of the huge hole this administration has dug for us. Seems like a pretty easy choice to me!

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Registered: 01-21-2006
Mon, 08-20-2012 - 10:04pm

" I hope his "energy" soon dissipates"

Don't count on it. With Romney/Ryan gaining in most national polls, on top in the latest Gallup poll, and Obama's job approval rating under the 50% mark, I think the fresh ideas of the Romney/Ryan team will pick up steam and gain more energy.

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Registered: 05-13-2009
Mon, 08-20-2012 - 7:20pm
Energy? I'd vote on inertia if he's the choice.

He's one of the broken pieces in the puzzle. The Norquist no tax pledge in the face of blatant inequality, the decimation of the social safety net because Ayn Rand says it's so.

Simpson/Bowles was a starting point for bipartisan long-term deficit reduction and entitlement reform. It was far from perfect, but it did get a discussion started and Ryan, true to his Norquist pledge, killed it.

His plans are toxic to the growth or sustainability to middle class America, I hope his "energy" soon dissipates.
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Registered: 01-21-2011
Mon, 08-20-2012 - 7:02pm

While not hugely politcal, I like that he's actually got a plan and a track record to prove that he has beliefs and stands up for them. I'd like someone of action in a prominent spot in D.C. Right now we just have so many people pointing fingers, adding pork to bills and making life more complex. Things are broken, and so far out of all the candidates, he at least seems to have the energy to try and do something about it. 

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Registered: 01-21-2006
Mon, 08-20-2012 - 3:21pm

Ha! I can  agree with the statement......." One reform IMO is to require the conventions 6 months before an election. All of the plank to be explained in 7th grade English. No legalese.", but I might add that a quiz/test (like a driving test) be administered to see who was paying attention..:smileyhappy:

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