Rep. Paul Ryan (WI-R) Was a Great Romney VP Pick … In Florida With his Mom Betty Ryan Says … “Mom, I’m proud of you for the small business you created. YOU DID BUILD THAT!!!”


Paul Ryan … he continues to be a great choice by Mitt Romney for the Republican Vice-Presidential candidate.

Yesterday, at a campaign rally in Florida at The Villages, the largest retirement community for seniors in the world. At the event Paul Ryan brought his secret weapon, his 78 year old mom Betty. Many Democrat pundits thought that Romney would keep Ryan away from the seniors and Florida because of Ryan’s plan to fix Medicare. Hardly, Ryan went straight to the swing state of Florida that is home to the greatest number of seniors in America to tell the truth of his plan. Ryan drew huge crowds at The Villages as reported by Deep Fried Manatees.

Also reported at the Orlando Sentinel, Ryan spoke to an adoring, invigorated crowd of thousands. When the truth comes out of the Romney-Ryan Medicare plan vs. Obamacare and the taking of money from the program. Ryan stated that we must fulfill the promise and the guarantee of Medicare to present seniors and reform it for the generations to follow.

A large banner sign behind him said, “Protect and strengthen Medicare,” a crucial theme of his speech to the mostly 55-plus crowd. Meanwhile, an airplane circled above the event with a banner that read “Paul Ryan: Keep Your Hands off Our Medicare.”

Ryan focused on Medicare seven minutes into his speech. He said older Americans, including his mother, have planned their retirements around the program.

“We have got to keep that guarantee,” he said.

But to save Medicare, Ryan said it must be reformed for his generation and beyond. Ryan has called on the introduction of a voucher program in which individuals can shop for coverage.

Ryan contrasted his plan to leave the program intact for current seniors with President Barack Obama’s plan, which Ryan said would take decision-making power away from seniors to a panel of 15 bureaucrats.

During Paul Ryan’s speech he wowed the crowds with the truth and honesty of his views of the fixing Medicare so that it would uphold the promise of healthcare to the present day and soon to be seniors as well as provide a choice for those under the age of 55. However, Ryan did one better, he brought his secret Medicare weapon to Florida in the form of his mom, Betty. Any honest, right thinking person knows that Ryan is not going to do something that would take Medicare away from his own mother. However, in a brilliant combination of political issues, Ryan combined the Medicare issue with the economy, jobs and small business. President Obama will rue the day he ever made the comment “you did not build it with regards to small business owners. During Ryans speach as he was honoring his mom, see video below, Paul Ryan said the following to the cheers of the crowd … “Mom, I’m proud of you for the small business you created. YOU DID BUILD THAT!!!”

Honestly, how does one even compare the two VP candidates at this point? In one corner you have the GOP superstar Paul Ryan who has been an incredibly boost the the Romney campaign and invigorated the campaign from defense to offense. In the other, you have Democrats Joe Biden who has been such a colossal screw-up and gaffe master that he has been sent by Obama to stand in the corner in a political time out.

Check out more of Ryan’s speech at RCP (VIDEO)

Paul Ryan: “We had a rule in Wisconsin. It’s kind of an unwritten rule: you turn 65; you have to go south for the winter. We call them ‘snow birds’. My mom is a snow bird. She is a Florida resident, and she lives over by Ft. Lauderdale, and she like so many people here, she comes down here for the winter—just like so many folks from all over the country do. You know, my grandma moved in with us—with my mom and me—when I was in high school. She had advanced Alzheimer’s. My mom and I were her two primary caregivers. You learn a lot about life; you learn a lot about your elderly seniors in your family; you learn a lot about Alzheimer’s. Medicare was there for our family, for my grandma, when we needed it then; and Medicare is there for my mom while she needs it now, and we have to keep that guarantee.”

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    2 Responses to “Rep. Paul Ryan (WI-R) Was a Great Romney VP Pick … In Florida With his Mom Betty Ryan Says … “Mom, I’m proud of you for the small business you created. YOU DID BUILD THAT!!!””

    1. RK on August 20th, 2012 8:41 am

      When Ryan said: “Mom, I’m proud of you for the small business you created. YOU DID BUILD THAT!!!”, I was surprised.

      His use of the word “THAT” is exactly the same as Obama spoke; Ryan Incorporated was building infrastructure for the country, using government funding. They are proud of their role in the Interstate highway project, and began as a business building for the tracks of the RR system in the 1880′s.

      I wonder how often Ryan speaks of the significant part government funding had in the success of his family company. Is he not proud of these collaborative accomplishments?

    2. RK on August 20th, 2012 8:55 am

      When Ryan says “Medicare is there for my mom while she needs it now, and we have to keep that guarantee”, “Medicare” is the name (or label) we conveniently use to refer to the package of features and benefits available to seniors.

      However, in the second part of his sentence, the “guarantee we have to keep” that is part of his plan is not, by any means, the same set of features and benefits.

      Basically, he is telling us that his mother has plan “A”, and we have to keep “THAT guarantee” by offering you plan “B”. Double-speak like this is disingenuous at best, and untruthful by common standards.

      If plan “B” is such a good thing, and supports seniors just like plan “A”, why can’t we offer it to current seniors, if they so choose. The proposal should include this option, and we’ll see how many seniors pre-signup for it before it is imposed in 10 years for all then retirees.

      Unless, the outcome would be no one will choose it over Medicare, plan “A”, because they know it isn’t what it is claimed. Would his mother ever make that choice?

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