“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Monday, August 13, 2012

Paul Ryan it is

Unless you live in a hole, you've heard that Mitt Romney tapped Wisconsin congress-critter Paul Ryan to be his 2012 running mate. Immediately the interwebs lit up with cash flowing into the Romney war chest. The excitement for this pick is presumably because Ryan is popular with the TEA Party. We hadn't gotten energized by Romney's campaign so far, him being a Mass. moderate and all that.

The economy is the main, if not only issue, of this year's election and Romney's pick of Ryan couldn't have been more wise. Ryan has plans to reduce the deficit, cut spending, reform Medicare/Medicaid, and stimulate the economy in general, without bailouts or increased taxes.

Let's hope the move pays off in November.


Isaac A. Nussbaum said...

Is it true, what they say, that Paul Ryan voted for TARP, the auto bailouts, Medicare expansion, housing subsidies, unemployment extension, a national ID, making the Patriot Act permanent, surveillance without a warrant, No Child Left Behind, keeping troops in Iraq indefinitely, and the 2008 and 2009 stimuli?

Ed said...

I don't know Isaac. Even if he did, though as a TEA-bagger I'd be less enthused, I'll still have to vote for them because Obama is ten times worse.