Pure Bunkum was once accused of being to the right of Attila the Hun. While not quite sure what that meant, I thought it was pretty funny.
So it should come as no surprise that I’m thrilled that Mitt Romney picked Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his runningmate. And I also think it’s funny that if this fiscally conservative dream team gets elected, Granny will go off a cliff, and the middle class will pay dearly as Democrats are warning in their ads.
Romney and Ryan believe, as I do that, that a strong middle class is what keeps this country great, that you get ahead through hard work and, yes, with some luck too, but certainly not through government hand-outs.
President Barack Obama has undermined this nation’s greatness ever since taking office, apologizing overseas for what he perceived as our shortcomings.
Obama believes in big government and wants all of us to be dependent on it. I agree that he inherited a bit of a mess after George W. Bush’s spending spree, but he makes Bush look like King Midas.
You won’t hear Obama running on his record because it is deplorable. Unemployment remains high, and we’re trillions of dollars more in debt than we were before this smooth talker dazzled the electorate and charmed the media, who incredibly never dug into his background. What’s in those sealed college papers anyway?
You also won’t find Obama touting Obamacare, which passed only after some serious backroom deals went down. He won’t brag about it because more than half the nation STILL doesn’t want it and because it includes a reported $716 billion in Medicare cuts to pay for it.
But it’s Ryan who wants to push Grandma over the cliff.
So now there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and it shined brightly last Saturday when Romney and Ryan descended the gang plank of the USS Wisconsin. We got a glimpse of a team that has the smarts and the business acumen to turn this country around. You won’t see these two throw good money after bad, like the half-billion dollars the Obama administration guaranteed in loans to solar panel manufacturer Solyndra, which went bankrupt.
One of Paul Ryan’s best lines last Saturday, and he had several, was ”We promise equal opportunity. Not equal outcome.” Another. “We won’t blame others. We will take responsibility.”
With Obama, the buck stops with George W. Bush.
Ryan also made clear another stark difference between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama when he gave a nod to anyone who started a small business. ”You DID build it.” Compare that to Obama mockingly putting down those who formed their own companies. ”You didn’t build that,” explaining that those entrepreneurs couldn’t have done it without those who built the nation’s roads and bridges, without their teachers.
Obama resents the successful. He demonizes them. He pits evil millionaires and billionaires against everyone else. Most of us don’t hate those who made it on their own as much as this president wishes we did.
But what do you expect from a career politician who promotes government dependency, who extends and extends and extends unemployment benefits, whose administration has increased the food stamp rolls, who has scant interest in stemming the tide of illegal immigrants into this country which further drains our social services. Worst of all, he wants to diminish our defense system. And he expects us to retain him as commander-in-chief?
Oh, yes, Paul Ryan is a breath of fresh air. The seven-term representative, who knows how to balance a budget and vows to cut entitlement abuses, is a great runningmate for Romney, who balanced his state’s budget when he was governor of Massuchusetts.
Those who know Romney say he always had an eye for promising, young talent and that if he were still the head of Bain Capital, Ryan is someone he would have hired.
This is very encouraging.
Look at Obama’s team. Attorney General Eric Holder who wanted to try the mastermind of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City of all places; National Security Advisor Janet Napolitano, who is being sued for promoting her female buddies over more qualified males; Health and Human Services Director, Cruella deVille, aka known as Kathleen Sebelius.
Romney and Ryan have promised to tackle the monumental task of reforming Social Security and Medicare. Obama and his henchmen would have you believe these two are going to take away our retirement and medical benefits. That’s the only way they can win, through scare tactics and distortions.
You can guess who’s trembling right now at the prospect of a Romney/Ryan win. The freeloaders. Those who believe they’re entitled to share in the wealth of others. Those who don’t pay any income taxes but expect to get a handout from those who do. Those who buy houses they can’t afford and run up student loans and expect taxpayers to bail them out.
Before you liberals attack me, there are many who need temporary help, everyone knows that, but there are many who milk and abuse the system and have found an enabler in Barack Obama.
Romney and Ryan will tackle the tough issues head-on and deliver real hope and change, promises Barack Obama reneged on.
- Betty Roccograndi