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article imageOp-Ed: Ryan? Mitt's choice couldn't be better

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By Gar Swaffar     Aug 11, 2012 in Politics
Some news outlets report Rep. Paul Ryan is Mitt Romney's Vice Presidential pick. It seems the current Resident at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. is in for a rough ride.
Rep. Paul Ryan is one of those very few Congressional Critters who actually has his head screwed on straight. He tends to stay focused on the problem at hand, and is one of the few in the House (of ill repute) of Representatives who understands budgets, and the methods being used to hide the costs of ObamaCare from the American public.
Yahoo, Fox, and CNN are all running unnamed source articles regarding Romney's choice of Paul Ryan as his running mate.
The video to go with this Op-Ed shows Paul Ryan dis-assembling the rationale, and the CBO (Congressional Budget Office) scoring of ObamaCare as a cost saving measure. The fact that Ryan spanked the President in just a bit more than six minutes, and made the President look like a fool as well, is being suggested as the reason Obama dropped his plan to publicly air his legislation prior to ramrodding anything else through his willing sycophants in the Legislature.
The CBO scoring of a $130 billion savings over ten years, in passing the largest unfunded boondoggle ever conceived, was shown by rep. Paul Ryan to have an actual cost of $2.3 trillion dollars instead of less than a trillion dollars across ten years. That would equal not a reduction in health care costs, and commensurate savings, but instead a $460 billion deficit, across ten years. The second ten year deficit being $1.4 trillion.
Ryan describes ObamaCare's smoke and mirrors as a Ponzi scheme which would make Bernie Madoff proud! Ryan points out the half a trillion dollar grab from Medi-Care, which will drive Medi-Care providers out of business or force senior citizens to leave their current health care providers.
I would suggest that one of the best quotes from the video is: "Hiding spending doesn't reduce spending"
During that statement and the entire six minute video, the President appears to be staring daggers at Ryan.
All things considered, Romney could do much worse than choosing Paul Ryan as a running mate. If Joe Biden has the cojones to engage in any sort of debate with Paul Ryan, the results would wind up being one of the most enjoyable political debates ever televised.
And perhaps the bottom line for so many Americans right now, is that no matter who Mitt Romney chooses, the answer to the question of "Are you better off than you were four years ago?" is a resounding HELL NO!
Without starting a full scale nuclear war in the Middle East and simply calling off the elections as "far too risky at this time", Obama doesn't have a chance, despite his willing accomplices in the large media corporations.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of DigitalJournal.com
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