After waiting anxiously for Mitt Romney to announce his running mate, he finally announced Saturday morning that Paul Ryan is his choice. Even though messing up his announcement by saying “Join me in welcoming the next president of the United States Paul Ryan,” Romney later said “Every now and then, I’m known to make a mistake. I did not make a mistake with this guy, but I can tell you this; He’s going to be the next vice president of the United States.” Romney also feels that Ryan has unquestionable integrity and leadership.
Many people believe that Mitt Romney has made a mistake with his selection for vice president and that instead of choosing Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney should have selected Marco Rubio. Senator Marco Rubio fights and still continues to fight for free enterprise and entrepreneurship. He is also known for his immigration policies. Other possible running mates were Chris Christie, Rob Portman, and Tim Pawlenty. Republican consultant Ford O’Connell told CNN, “With Mitt Romney losing ground to President Obama in the polls, I don’t see this selection of Paul Ryan as ‘risky.’ I see the choice as bold and necessary.”
Even though controlling immigration and immigration policies is a problem in America, we first need to work on fixing and turning around the economy. President Barack Obama said in February of 2009 that his presidency would be a one term deal if he could not turn it around. It has already been three years and we have not seen any changes for the good in the economy but have seen the economy get even worse.
This is why I think Paul Ryan is the right selection for Mitt Romney. Paul Ryan was chosen because of his budgeting plans and plans of getting the economy back on track. Paul Ryan’s budget plan would raise $2 trillion less in tax revenue over the next 10 years than Obama’s budget plan. Senator Ryan’s plan would spend $5.3 trillion less over that time. A bulk of this is coming from health care: Paul Ryan would cut federal spending on Medicaid and Medicare for a big chunk of his savings. He would also be spending $2.2 trillion less. Ryan would spend 16% less than the White House is now for programs helping the poor, 25% less on transportation compared to Obama and he would spend 33% less for social services, training, education and employment. The White House is averaging spending $104 billion per year, Ryan’s budget plan would spend $78 billion per year.
Paul Ryan dissatisfied with where the economy is at now said “I hear some people say that this is just ‘the new normal.’ Higher unemployment, declining incomes and crushing debt is not a new normal. It’s the result of misguided policies. And next January, our economy will begin a comeback with the Romney plan for a stronger middle class that will lead to more jobs and more take-home pay for working Americans.” If Paul Ryan means what he says (I believe he means what he say) and Ryan and Romney can increase jobs in the United States if they come into office, America and the economy will be heading in the direction that we have not seen in a long time.
Even though President Obama has the Obama Care Plan to help him with the upcoming election, Obama needs to make another big move fast. Otherwise, I believe that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will be taking over office in January of 2013.
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