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Paul Ryan comes out swinging: ‘If you have a small business, you did build that’
Washington Examiner ^ | August 11, 2012 | Joel Gehrke

Posted on 08/11/2012 8:20:36 AM PDT by Kaslin

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is coming out swinging against President Obama’s “record of failure” by attacking his belief in the role of government in the economy.

“I’m proud to stand with a man who understands what it takes to foster job creation in our economy, someone who knows from experience, that if you have a small business—you did build that,” Ryan will say, according to excerpts of his speech released by the campaign.

Ryan then praised Romney for his career at Bain Capital — mentioning that company’s role in launching Staples, especially — before offering this implicit rebuke of Obama’s attacks on Romney: “We Americans look at one another’s success with pride, not resentment, because we know, as more Americans work hard, take risks, and succeed, more people will prosper, our communities will benefit, and individual lives will be improved and uplifted,” Ryan plans to say.

He will also say: “We can turn this thing around. Real solutions can be delivered. But, it will take leadership. And the courage to tell you the truth.”

Here are the available excerpts from Ryan’s speech:

Mitt Romney is a leader with the skills, the background and the character that our country needs at a crucial time in its history. Following four years of failed leadership, the hopes of our country, which have inspired the world, are growing dim; and they need someone to revive them. Governor Romney is the man for this moment; and he and I share one commitment: we will restore the dreams and greatness of this country.

For the last 14 years, I have proudly represented Wisconsin in Congress. There, I have focused on solving the problems that confront our country, and turning ideas into action; and action into solutions. I am committed, in mind and heart, to putting that experience to work in a Romney Administration. This is a crucial moment in the life of our nation; and it is absolutely vital that we select the right man to lead America back to prosperity and greatness. That man is standing next to me. His name is Mitt Romney. And he will be the next president of the United States

Let me say a word about the man Mitt Romney will replace. No one disputes President Obama inherited a difficult situation. And, in his first 2 years, with his party in complete control of Washington, he passed nearly every item on his agenda. But that didn’t make things better. In fact, we find ourselves in a nation facing debt, doubt and despair. This is the worst economic recovery in 70 years. Unemployment has been above 8 percent for more than three years, the longest run since the Great Depression. Families are hurting. We have the largest deficits and the biggest federal government since WW II. Nearly 1 out of 6 Americans are in poverty–the worst rate in a generation. Moms and dads are struggling to make ends meet. Household incomes have dropped by more than $4,000 over the past four years. Whatever the explanations, whatever the excuses, this is a record of failure.

I represent a part of America that includes inner cities, rural areas, suburbs and factory towns. Over the years I have seen and heard from a lot from families, from those running small businesses, and from people who are in need. But what I have heard lately troubles me the most. There is something different in their voice and in their words. What I hear from them are diminished dreams, lowered expectations, uncertain futures. I hear some people say that this is just “the new normal.” High 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.

I believe my record of getting things done in Congress will be a very helpful complement to Governor Romney’s executive and private sector success outside Washington. I have worked closely with Republicans as well as Democrats to advance an agenda of economic growth, fiscal discipline, and job creation. I’m proud to stand with a man who understands what it takes to foster job creation in our economy, someone who knows from experience, that if you have a small business—you did build that. At Bain Capital, he launched new businesses and he turned around failing ones – companies like Staples, Bright Horizons and Sports Authority, just to name a few. Mitt Romney created jobs and showed he knows how a free economy works. At the Olympics, he took a failing enterprise and made it the pride of our entire nation. As governor of Massachusetts, he worked with Democrats and Republicans to balance budgets with no tax increases, lower unemployment, increase income and improve people’s lives. In all of these things, Mitt Romney has shown himself to be a man of achievement, excellence and integrity.

We Americans look at one another’s success with pride, not resentment, because we know, as more Americans work hard, take risks, and succeed, more people will prosper, our communities will benefit, and individual lives will be improved and uplifted.

The commitment Mitt Romney and I make to you is this: We won’t duck the tough issues we will lead! We won’t blame others we will take responsibility! We won’t replace our founding principles…we will reapply them! We will honor you, our fellow citizens, by giving you the right and opportunity to make the choice: What kind of country do we want to have? What kind of people do we want to be? We can turn this thing around. Real solutions can be delivered. But, it will take leadership. And the courage to tell you the truth. Mitt Romney is this kind of leader. I’m excited for what lies ahead and I’m thrilled to be a part of America’s Comeback Team. And together, we will unite America and get this done. Thank you.



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1 posted on 08/11/2012 8:20:42 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

I just googled Paul Ryan. Top of the list is an Obama ad...

Who is Paul Ryan

check out their talking points


2 posted on 08/11/2012 8:30:34 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Kaslin

Attitude is everything and by Obama and his lapdogs constantly telling us “It’s bad everywhere, you can’t expect things to be good” just bogs people down and discourages hope.

THIS is TRULY an election of hope.


3 posted on 08/11/2012 8:30:49 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: All
Heads up Obama Campaign: Who Is Paul Ryan
4 posted on 08/11/2012 8:32:24 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Kaslin

Nice speech! Yep, that’s what I want to hear about our future! Not the government is always good, so give it everything you’ve got, and anyone successful is an evil rich bastard! This is America, not AMarx-ica!


5 posted on 08/11/2012 8:36:12 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Kaslin
Wow, so Obama and his team have already put an ad out called: “Who is Paul Ryan” A couple thoughts:

1) With this ad coming out so quickly by jug ears and team, apparently they already know who Ryan is.

2) With this ad coming out so quickly, you know jug ears and team are sh*tting bricks.

The Left always tell us who they fear!

6 posted on 08/11/2012 8:39:59 AM PDT by Artcore
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To: Kaslin

Planning responsibly for the future vs. spend-it-all-now-in-a-desperate-gamble-that-something-might-work.

Folks, this election will be the Adults vs. the Children.


7 posted on 08/11/2012 8:43:39 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: Artcore

They had ads prepared for each potential pick. They are not stupid. I suspect only a totally unexpected pick could have caught them flat footed. They’ve had weeks to work on this.


8 posted on 08/11/2012 8:46:08 AM PDT by upchuck ("Definition of 'racist:' someone that is winning an argument with a liberal." ~ Peter Brimelow)
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To: Kaslin

I believe Romney has won countless conservative votes because of his Ryan selection.


9 posted on 08/11/2012 8:52:56 AM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: upchuck

Very true.

I still think they’re crapping bricks :-D


10 posted on 08/11/2012 8:54:23 AM PDT by Artcore
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To: tsowellfan

I use Bing not Google


11 posted on 08/11/2012 8:55:56 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

“...our rights come from nature and God...not from government...”

“...we promise equal opportunity, not equal outcomes...”

“...government by consent of the governed...”

“...we will lead...”

“...we will not replace our founding principles, we will reapply them...”


12 posted on 08/11/2012 8:56:43 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Kaslin

Bing is my preference as well. I almost never use Google


13 posted on 08/11/2012 8:58:06 AM PDT by Artcore
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To: tsowellfan

Disgusting


14 posted on 08/11/2012 8:58:34 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

But typical of the left


15 posted on 08/11/2012 8:59:25 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

With Ryan on the ticket, there is hope. I pray Ryan is a good balance. He’s the one I was hoping for all along. Glad Mitt and I finally agree.


16 posted on 08/11/2012 9:04:30 AM PDT by Lucky2 (Romney/Ryan - Real Hope and Change)
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To: Artcore

The only time I use Google is when I get a phone call from a number I do not recognize. I have a audio ID, plus I have MagicJack so the number shows up on my screen and I will not answer my phone if I don’t recognize the number. Same with my cell phone


17 posted on 08/11/2012 9:04:39 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Sun

I believe so too


18 posted on 08/11/2012 9:05:39 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin
What Catholic Vote said about Paul Ryan yesterday:
 
Paul Ryan, Representative from Wisconsin's 1st District  

Life
Co-sponsored the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.

Voted to amend the health care law so that no federal funds may be used to pay for any part of any healthcare plan that offers abortion coverage.

Voted for the Abortion Pain Bill and the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act.

Voted to prohibit partial birth abortion.

Marriage
Voted for a resolution proposing a constitutional amendment that would define marriage as the union between one man and one woman.

Voted against repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.

Religious liberty
Voted for the Religious Liberty Protection Act of 1999.

On the HHS mandate: “This is much, much bigger than about contraception. This is about religious freedom, First Amendment rights, and how this progressive philosophy of fungible rights of a living breathing constitution really clashes and collides with these core rights that we built our society and country around.”

Embryonic life
Voted against the Stem Cell Research Act of 2007, which would have required the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to conduct and support research on embryonic stem cells.

Voted in favor of developing methods to produce stem cells without using human embryos.

School choice
Voted in favor for school vouchers in Washington, D.C.


19 posted on 08/11/2012 9:11:20 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Kaslin

“You’re either part of the solution or part of the problem”.


20 posted on 08/11/2012 9:17:09 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Kaslin
Paul starts out wrong!....

Mitt Romney is a leader with the skills, the background and the character that our country needs at a crucial time in its history

Romney is a leader in deception, the background of a liberal and a godless character.

21 posted on 08/11/2012 9:26:05 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Hotlanta Mike; Artcore

I think all the Cloward and Piven followers are crapping in their pants. Their dream of total anarchy is in danger.


22 posted on 08/11/2012 9:26:36 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: presently no screen name
He sure is deceptive in picking the conservative Ryan and not having any skeletons in his closet. Sneaky Mormon.

Get over it dude. We have one chance to beat the horrible Obama, and all you can do is hate on Romney? Are you really for Obama?

23 posted on 08/11/2012 9:28:54 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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24 posted on 08/11/2012 9:29:52 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: Sun

I just saw Obama’s “Who Is Paul Ryan” add linked above. That was all I needed to see. R-R, 2012.


25 posted on 08/11/2012 9:34:38 AM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Ho, ho, hey, hey, I'm BUYcotting Chick-Fil-A)
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To: Kaslin

I wish the Republicans would say

“well one thing is certain, Obama didn’t build it. Obama didn’t build anything because Obama has never DONE anything. well ... he did destroy the economy of the greatest country in the world. Oh .. OK... I’ll give him that.”


26 posted on 08/11/2012 10:11:26 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: FreeAtlanta

I think all the Cloward and Piven followers are crapping in their pants. Their dream of total anarchy is in danger.


Absolutely. The Marxist in the White House thought he was going to bamboozle America through the next election with a focus on tax returns and the murdering of spouses by his opponent. And like Greece wait until we would have passed the point of no return to rile up the masses to rally for burning it all down and replacing it with their promises of a marxist utopia.

Unfortunately for Obama and the commie party they will now have to speak to the American public how they are going to deal with the fiscal calamity we are facing.

Reaching the debt ceiling and another potential downgrade of America’s credit ratings are not far off.


27 posted on 08/11/2012 10:33:07 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: tsowellfan

RE: Who is Paul Ryan?

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Paul Ryan on Abortion

Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
Voted NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
Voted YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother’s life. (Oct 2003)
Voted YES on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
Voted YES on funding for health providers who don’t provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
Voted YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
Voted YES on federal crime to harm fetus while committing other crimes. (Apr 2001)
Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance. (Dec 2006)
Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion. (Jan 2008)
Bar funding for abortion under federal Obamacare plans. (Jul 2010)
Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)
Congress shall protect life beginning with fertilization. (Jan 2011)
Prohibit federal funding to groups like Planned Parenthood. (Jan 2011)
Grant the pre-born equal protection under 14th Amendment. (Jan 2007)

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Paul Ryan on Budget & Economy

Stimulus spending spree created debt but few jobs. (Jan 2011)
America is on an unsustainable fiscal path. (Sep 2010)
Automatic stabilizer spending is mandatory spending. (Jan 2010)
Freeze spending now, rather than in future budget. (Jan 2010)
Road Map for America’s Future: cut entitlement spending. (Jul 2009)
Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
Voted NO on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
Voted NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
Voted NO on defining “energy emergency” on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
Voted NO on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)
Voted NO on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
Member of the House Republican Economic Recovery Working Group. (Sep 2010)
Chair of House Budget Committee. (Mar 2011)

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Paul Ryan on Crime

Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
Voted NO on expanding services for offenders’ re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)

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Paul Ryan on Energy & Oil

Voted YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
Voted NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution. (Jun 2009)
Voted NO on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets. (Sep 2008)
Voted NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (May 2008)
Voted NO on tax incentives for renewable energy. (Feb 2008)
Voted NO on investing in homegrown biofuel. (Aug 2007)
Voted YES on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC. (May 2007)
Voted NO on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jan 2007)
Voted NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)
Voted YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries. (Jun 2006)
Voted YES on authorizing construction of new oil refineries. (Oct 2005)
Voted NO on passage of the Bush Administration national energy policy. (Jun 2004)
Voted NO on implementing Bush-Cheney national energy policy. (Nov 2003)
Voted NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
Voted NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
Voted NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
Rated 0% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence. (Dec 2006)
Bar greenhouse gases from Clean Air Act rules. (Jan 2009)
Drill the Outer Continental Shelf; & license new nuke plants. (Mar 2011)

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Paul Ryan on Environment

Voted NO on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Jul 2009)
Voted NO on protecting free-roaming horses and burros. (Jul 2009)
Voted NO on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences. (Sep 2008)
Voted NO on $9.7B for Amtrak improvements and operation thru 2013. (Jun 2008)
Voted NO on increasing AMTRAK funding by adding $214M to $900M. (Jun 2006)
Voted NO on barring website promoting Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump. (May 2006)
Voted YES on deauthorizing “critical habitat” for endangered species. (Sep 2005)
Voted YES on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
Rated 10% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
Inter-state compact for Great Lakes water resources. (Jul 2008)
Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
Rated 13% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)

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Paul Ryan on Foreign Policy

America is the most pro-human idea ever conceived. (Sep 2010)
Voted NO on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Sep 2008)
Voted NO on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
Voted YES on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
Voted YES on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
Voted YES on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
Voted NO on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
Voted YES on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
Voted NO on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
Multi-year commitment to Africa for food & medicine. (Apr 2001)
Withhold UN funding until voluntary and program-specific. (Aug 2011)
Rated -3 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)
Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide, as official US policy. (Mar 2009)
Commitment to unbreakable U.S.-Israel bond. (Mar 2010)

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Paul Ryan on Health Care

Open-ended healthcare entitlement moves US toward bankruptcy. (Jan 2011)
Washington Way: closed-door deals & one-party votes. (Sep 2010)
ObamaCare passed with no GOP support & split Democrats. (Sep 2010)
For tax credits; high-risk pools; & regulatory reform. (Sep 2010)
Medicare is a $38 trillion unfunded liability—add vouchers. (Jan 2010)
Road Map: buy health insurance from any state in the country. (Jul 2009)
Replace Medicare with $9500/year private insurance payment. (Jul 2009)
Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
Voted YES on repealing the “Prevention and Public Health” slush fund. (Apr 2011)
Voted NO on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Apr 2009)
Voted NO on expanding the Children’s Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
Voted NO on giving mental health full equity with physical health. (Mar 2008)
Voted NO on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids. (Jan 2008)
Voted NO on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Oct 2007)
Voted NO on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Jan 2007)
Voted YES on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay. (Feb 2006)
Voted YES on limiting medical malpractice lawsuits to $250,000 damages. (May 2004)
Voted YES on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. (Nov 2003)
Voted YES on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs. (Jul 2003)
Voted YES on small business associations for buying health insurance. (Jun 2003)
Voted YES on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits. (Mar 2003)
Voted YES on allowing suing HMOs, but under federal rules & limited award. (Aug 2001)
Voted YES on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage. (Jun 2000)
Voted YES on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
Rated 11% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law. (Jan 2011)

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Paul Ryan on Immigration

Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
Voted YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project. (Jun 2006)
Voted NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)
Voted YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
Comprehensive immigration reform without amnesty. (May 2005)
Rated 83% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)

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Paul Ryan on Jobs

Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
Voted NO on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
Voted NO on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
Voted NO on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
Voted YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
Voted NO on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
Voted YES on zero-funding OSHA’s Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
Rated 7% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
Allow an Air Traffic Controller’s Union. (Jan 2006)
Rated 58% by CEI, indicating a mixed voting record on Big Labor. (May 2012)

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Paul Ryan on Social Security

Only younger members in Congress support reform. (Nov 2010)
Invest 1/3 of payroll tax in personal savings account. (Sep 2010)
Comprehensive model to restructure retirement accounts. (May 2010)
Road Map: invest 5.1% income into personal account. (Jul 2009)
Proposed bill to invest 50% of FICA in personal accounts. (Dec 2007)
Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
Rated 10% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)

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Paul Ryan on Tax Reform

Road Map: simplified two-level flat tax. (Jul 2009)
Voted NO on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
Voted NO on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)
Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
Voted YES on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
Voted YES on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)
Voted YES on making the Bush tax cuts permanent. (Apr 2002)
Voted YES on $99 B economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts. (Oct 2001)
Voted YES on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years. (May 2001)
Voted YES on eliminating the Estate Tax (”death tax”). (Apr 2001)
Voted YES on eliminating the “marriage penalty”. (Jul 2000)
Voted YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
Rated 72% by NTU, indicating “Satisfactory” on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
Member of House Ways and Means Committee. (Mar 2011)
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)

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Paul Ryan on War & Peace

Voted YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
Voted NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
Voted NO on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq. (Jun 2008)
Voted NO on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days. (May 2007)
Voted YES on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date. (Jun 2006)
Voted YES on approving removal of Saddam & valiant service of US troops. (Mar 2004)
Voted YES on authorizing military force in Iraq. (Oct 2002)
Voted YES on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
Strengthen sanctions on Syria & assist democratic transition. (Apr 2008)
No contact & enforce sanctions on Iran until threat is gone. (May 2011)
Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes. (May 2011)
Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. (Apr 2009)

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Paul Ryan on Families & Children

Voted NO on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
Voted YES on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
Voted YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
Rated 91% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)

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Paul Ryan on Civil Rights

Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
Voted YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
Rated 13% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
Rated 36% by NAACP, indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action. (Dec 2006)


28 posted on 08/11/2012 10:33:31 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind

Thanks for the post.


29 posted on 08/11/2012 10:40:27 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (Romney/Ryan 2012 The Future of Our Children and Their Children are at stake.)
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To: Kaslin

All business, you did build it. Without you, the true entrepreneurs, the business (regardless of size) would not exist.


30 posted on 08/11/2012 10:43:03 AM PDT by sagar
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To: Kaslin
*** I use Bing not Google ***


31 posted on 08/11/2012 10:51:10 AM PDT by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Nice work... thank you.


32 posted on 08/11/2012 10:51:45 AM PDT by GregoTX (Federalist)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bookmarking this thread just for that post. Thank you.


33 posted on 08/11/2012 11:04:54 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: FreeAtlanta
Are you really for Obama?

Dumb question but, no. I'm for GOD, not the godless!

not having any skeletons in his closet.

He HAS deception in his heart. What kind of cover do you think deception would use? A godless liberal like him?

Get over it dude.

YOU won't get over it because YOU, now, SHARE in his evil work! How do you plan to get rid of that eternal mark?

2 John 1:10,11" If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take him into your house or welcome him. Anyone who welcomes him SHARES in his wicked work."

34 posted on 08/11/2012 11:25:47 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: SeekAndFind

Thanks....I need to know PR’s background.


35 posted on 08/11/2012 12:02:53 PM PDT by jch10 (America needs some R and R!)
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To: sagar
All business, you did build it. Without you, the true entrepreneurs, the business (regardless of size) would not exist.

Yes, in spite of 'help' from government, many small busnesses are succesful.

36 posted on 08/11/2012 12:12:46 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: Vision

That’s IT, in a nutshell!


37 posted on 08/11/2012 12:17:09 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SeekAndFind

BOOKMARK


38 posted on 08/11/2012 12:56:40 PM PDT by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: SeekAndFind

What’s not to love?!


39 posted on 08/11/2012 1:04:31 PM PDT by MonicaG (God bless our military! Praying and thanking God for you every day. Thank you!)
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To: tsowellfan
Obama: Who is Paul Ryan?? He is yours, Biden's and Nancy Peloser's worst nightmare!!

He won't throw granny off the cliff, but he will throw you off the cliff!!

40 posted on 08/11/2012 1:13:47 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Yes, Obama, I had help with my business. MY CUSTOMERS!)
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To: ExCTCitizen
"He won't throw granny off the cliff, but he will throw you off the cliff!!"

Isn't there a photo somewhere of BO throwing his granny's ashes over a cliff?

41 posted on 08/11/2012 1:15:23 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: presently no screen name

>> I’m for GOD, not the godless!

So after prayerful consideration, you believe that the best plan for your country, this troubled world, and God’s Kingdom is for you to agitate here on FR for four more years of Barack Obama?


42 posted on 08/11/2012 2:01:25 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Love the cult, respect the leader, but I simply can't drink the koolaid and die.)
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To: Artcore

“I still think they’re crapping bricks”

No wonder they’re always cranky, nasty and mean.


43 posted on 08/11/2012 2:38:14 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: presently no screen name
Romney is a leader in deception, the background of a liberal and a godless character.

So, if Romney is 'liberal and godless', what does that make 0bama? You know what they say about 'the lesser of two evils'. Just pretend you're voting for Ryan.

44 posted on 08/11/2012 2:57:04 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Four years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: SeekAndFind
I know Paul Ryan is "A" rated by the NRA, but what's his Second Amendment voting record?

So far I think Ryan is a great choice, seeing how the left has come out in full attack mode. They definitely have their collective panties in a wad over this guy!

45 posted on 08/11/2012 3:20:11 PM PDT by 41Thunder (The SUPPLY of Government is GREATER than the DEMAND of the people)
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To: FreeAtlanta
Their dream of total anarchy is in danger.

You are kidding right? No matter who wins they will have plenty of opportunity to create havoc.

46 posted on 08/11/2012 4:59:13 PM PDT by itsahoot (Old people cost too much money. They make lots of typos too.)
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To: 41Thunder

On a related note ... here is Ryan after his debate with Joe Biden ... :-)

https://twitter.com/VRWCTexan/status/234154286018338818/photo/1/large


47 posted on 08/11/2012 5:03:37 PM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole AmericaÂ’s promise!)
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To: 41Thunder

RE: I know Paul Ryan is “A” rated by the NRA, but what’s his Second Amendment voting record?

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SOURCE: http://www.ontheissues.org/House/Paul_Ryan.htm/

Paul Ryan on Gun Control

Click above link for 7 full quotes on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.

Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
Voted YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse. (Apr 2003)
Voted YES on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)
National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2009)
Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
Allow reloading spent military small arms ammunition. (Apr 2009)


48 posted on 08/11/2012 8:01:11 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: Kaslin
No one disputes President Obama inherited a difficult situation.

I will. He "inherited" 4.5% unemployment and $1.87 gasoline.

in his first 2 years, with his party in complete control of Washington, he passed nearly every item on his agenda.

And they had already been there 2 years since 2006, helping to create a "difficult situation" to make Republicans look bad.

So if you want to play politics, lets make sure we place the blame squarely where it belongs...with the progressives, Nazi Pelosi and the RATs.

49 posted on 08/11/2012 8:27:43 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: Artcore; Kaslin
Bing...Google

Try Ixquick.com

50 posted on 08/11/2012 8:31:27 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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