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VP Pick Paul Ryan Talks Sound Money

Early this morning Mitt Romney announced that he has chosen House Budgetary Committee Chairman Paul Ryan as his running mate.  Paul Ryan with Sound Money

As many in the Tea Party movement have noted previously, Romney needed to choose someone who could articulate the battles that lie ahead for our nation as well as rally the base toward a Romney victory in 2012.  

While Ryan has his flaws, as FreedomWorks CEO Matt Kibbe noted, this is a clear sign that the Romney campaign is reaching out to conservatives and the engaged Tea Party grassroots community.

In December 2010, FreedomWorks and the Atlas Forum hosted a Sound Money forum where Congressman Ryan spoke on our fiscal policy and how it is on a collision course with our monetary policy.

"There is nothing more insidious that a government can do to its countrymen than to debase its currency, yet this is in fact what is occuring."


We believe that going forward we will have an ally in Paul Ryan.  He's known as a reformer; someone unafraid to take on the challenges of our unsustainable entitlement growth and our ever expanding federal deficit and national debt.   In the past he has supported a flat tax and understands the need for fundamental tax reform as a pathway to a prosperous nation. 

Romney made a great choice in Paul Ryan.  It shows that you, the Tea Party and limited government conservative have made your voices heard.  Now, we must unite around this ticket and continue our efforts to shore up the House, take the Senate and the White House.  Never have we needed the grassroots more. As Matt Kibbe stated earlier today:

If you and I don't show up to defend Paul Ryan, expect our best ideas to lose in the political marketplace.

There is simply too much at stake to allow that to happen.  Will you join us? 

Kristina Ribali

If you read the commentary linked to this post, Kibbe has many of the same points.

Individual Liberty

This is a bizarre commentary. Ryan voted for and defended Medicare Part D, which was unpaid for. Hell even Obama tried to pay for Obama care.
Paul Ryan on Bailouts and Government Stimulus
-Voted YES on TARP (2008)
-Voted YES on Economic Stimulus HR 5140 (2008)
-Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
-Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)

Paul Ryan on Entitlement Programs
-Voted YES on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. (Nov 2003)
-Voted YES on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
-Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
-Voted YES on Head Start Act (2007)
Ryan is a reformer? Is that serious? The Ryan plan says that we will spend $3.6 trillion this year while bringing in $2.4 trillion in FY2012. In contrast, President Obama's budget says that we will shell out $3.8 trillion in FY2012 and bring in $2.5 trillion.

Individual Liberty

If you want to defend conservative ideas, you have to vote for some one that actually believes in them.