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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wisconsin Retirees: Paul Ryan Would “Tear Seniors’ Safety Net to Shreds”

Tonight, Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin will accept the Republican nomination for Vice President of the United States.

Wisconsin retiree Tom Thornton offered this comment on his home state congressman:

“Paul Ryan has been a leading voice in the worst Congress in history. His radical budget proposals would turn Medicare into a risky voucher program for the next generation of retirees and cut so much from Medicaid that millions of seniors may be thrown out of nursing homes. He would tear seniors’ safety net to shreds.

“Paul Ryan has spent his time in Congress representing the Koch brothers and the Wall Street billionaires instead of fighting for the middle class. That’s why he supports privatizing Social Security and overturning the important benefits passed under Obamacare. Now, Ryan wants us to believe he cares about jobs and seniors, but his record is far different than his rhetoric. No one should be fooled,” Thornton concluded.

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