They say, “Actions speak louder than words.” Certainly Romney’s action in appointing Representative Paul Ryan as his vice presidential candidate indicates the values Gov. Romney considers most important. Instead of pandering politically to Florida, Ohio, Virginia and other major swing states, Mitt appointed a man who can be of greatest service to our country as a higher priority. Ryan is a fiscal/budget/economic expert and leader – a man who can help the president turn on the American economy and restore the American Prosperity Machine – free-market, free enterprise, Constitutional Capitalism.
Obama is spending 4000 million dollars a day ($4,000,000,000) of borrowed money to sustain his de facto Marxist/Socialist/radical-leftist entitlement society. Obama is focused first and foremost on his re-election by pandering to this group. Obama is prepared to sacrifice the traditional American-Way for an extension of his personal power.
Romney/Ryan understand America wasn’t built on government-borrowed money and political pandering. They understand what made America great, how jobs are created, how wages are enhanced, why government deficits and debt are destructive and how they can be reduced, and – most importantly – how to get our economy growing again.
The selection of Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate demonstrates the seriousness of Mitt Romney’s commitment . . . to turning our economy around and restoring America’s Prosperity Machine . . . to economic prosperity, jobs, wages and American values . . . as his administration’s top priority. The appointment of Paul Ryan puts a large “!” behind the seriousness of Romney’s commitment to the American people!
Representative Paul Ryan is a highly respected economic expert and leader, and a most articulate spokesman for economic responsibility and leadership. His selection will bring to the fore the economic failure of Pres. Obama and his schoolboy administration.
Romney/Ryan will focus this country on the time-tested and proven American-Way – on the principles of freedom, jobs, wages, free enterprise, Exceptionalism, etc. that have made America the greatest nation in the history of the world.
With the release of some fresh – and grim – economic data, we can see all the more how urgent we need the Romney/Ryan change: our kids can’t find jobs commensurate with their professional background. Obama has failed them.
The teen jobless rate for youths between 16 and 19 years of age has risen to 23.8% in July. The unemployment rate for those who are 18 to 29 is 12.7%. An additional 1.7 million people in this category have dropped out of the workforce. When you put these facts together, the unemployment rate from 18 to 29 is actually 16.7%. These are staggering numbers and are the reason the informed youth vote – and their parents – are moving away from Obama.
According to the Bureau of Labor’s Statistics, the overall unemployment rate came in at 8.3% in July versus 8.2% in June – the 42nd month in a row over 8%. The so-called real unemployment rate (U6) went up to 15%.
To make matters worse, the US labor participation rate also declined to 63.7% in July versus 63.8% in June. These are horrible rates – not competitive with leading industrial countries – and indicate the U.S.A. is spiraling toward 3rd world levels. Obama’s policy of paying people not to work is clearly destroying the American work ethic – the American Way – which has given our citizens the highest standard of living in the history of the world!
Image House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan courtesy of House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan
Image Mitt Romney speaking at CPAC in Washington D.C. on February 11, 2011 courtesy of Gage Skidmore