By Cynthia Izon
I have to admit…Mitt Romney was not my first (or second, or third…) pick for the Republican presidential nomination. However, I much prefer a pro-business, patriotic capitalist over an anti-American, pro-socialist administration. Also, I was impressed when I heard of how Romney paid for his employees to fly to NYC to search for and rescue the missing daughter of one of his business partners. They found the 14 year old girl just in time, too. Doctors said later that she might not have survived one more day.
Something else that impressed me was when I learned that Romney did not take a salary when he was hired to rescue the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics and he refused an expense account. He also did not take the salary as Governor of Massachusetts. Now, some will argue that he shouldn’t take those salaries anyway because he’s rich. Well, I guess he agreed with you, but I wonder how many rich Democrats would’ve done the same? As a matter of fact, Nancy Pelosi and John Kerry have not refused their salaries and their health care benefits and they’re definitely not poor!
When I heard the news that Romney had picked Congressman Paul Ryan as his VP I was excited! I wholeheartedly disagree with NBC’s Andrea Mitchell who thinks that Paul Ryan is “not a pick for women”. He is for this woman!
Marjorie Dannenfelser of the Susan B. Anthony List agrees with me. She said, “[Ryan] respects women so much, he even thinks unborn women should be protected and given the opportunity to live. For any media personality to suggest otherwise is absurd.”
The Left has come out hard in their attacks of Paul Ryan. That can only mean that they see him as a viable threat.
Ryan’s being on the Romney ticket will force President Obama and his administration to address the economy. They are already attacking Ryan’s budget plan. A plan, by-the-way, that was co-sponsored by Oregon Democrat Ron Wyden. Ryan’s plan would privatize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, cut $100 billion in pork barrel spending, simplify the tax code (AMEN!), reduce the corporate tax rate to 25 percent and reform a currently doomed Medicare…doomed, that is, if it is not reformed.
Does anyone recall how many votes President Obama’s budget received? Oh, that’s right, zero, nada, not one vote for his budget plan in the Senate and House.
Congressman Paul Ryan has said, “We need to reclaim our American system of limited government, low taxes, reasonable regulations, and sound money, which has blessed us with unprecedented prosperity…And it has done more to help the poor than any other economic system ever designed. That’s the real secret to job creation – not borrowing and spending more money in Washington. Limited government and free enterprise have helped make America the greatest nation on earth. These are not easy times, but America is an exceptional nation.”
I am excited that Romney has picked Ryan for his running mate. I can hardly wait to hear Ryan debate Joe Biden! It won’t even be a contest. I almost feel sorry for Joe…almost.