Mitt Romney’s choice of Paul Ryan a Tea Party supported Conservative from Wisconsin as his VP running mate in November clarifies the choices of this coming election. Right or Left, it seems, no middle of the road. The pick according to some pendants is no surprise for a candidate looking to clarify his position in what is now going to be a hotly contested election.
You have on one side a disappointed electorate who have seen all their hopes and dreams disappear before their very eyes. Jobs are scarce and the jobs that are available are lower paying jobs and as a result they are unable to make ends meet. The cost of living continues to rise, their wages continue to decrease. (The average middle class worker, according to some data, has gone down by $4.00 per hour), Many are denied pay increases, while Health Insurance costs go up. The Drought that has brought havoc to agricultural farms across the Mid West has left the corn crop in shambles, and promises a severe increase in food costs across the board in the near future. Meanwhile, the housing market remains in decline, and thousands are still losing their homes.
I was on a ride with my wife today when we came across a just vacated house, where the family moved out,unable to retrieve all their belongings. The house was locked down, with all the hopes and dreams of a family gone under scattered across the living room floor. A sign on the window told persons interested in the dwelling that this Management Company could be called for details, meanwhile the house was locked down and alarmed. A sad tale of reality in what is a slowly dwindling middle class in America today.
Romney’s selection of Ryan for VP is, according to the Associated Press, synonymous with his revolutionary budget that slashes spending for saftey-net programs for the poor, remakes Medicare and cuts personal and corporate taxes while pushing the deficit down to manageable levels. It turns the Tea Party dream of a scaled-back, less involved government in to hard-core reality.
The Obama camp says they could not be happier with the Romney choice which now defines the choices in November. “Game on” the campaign says, the choice of Ryan as Romneys running mate clearly defines the differences between Romney and Obama.
President Obama who has rejected the Ryan approach to budget and deficit reduction as ‘thinly veiled social Darwinism’, The Democrat and former community organizer sees government as a place with enough resources to help the less fortunate, the AP report said.
The Associated Press went on to say that “Conservatives, from the Wall Street Journal editorial page to the rank and file had been clamoring in recent days for Ryan. The timing of the announcement came as polls showed Obama with a narrow advantage and the number of undecided voters diminishing, underscoring the need for Romney to act fast.
There were two issues that Romney addressed this morning at the announcement of the Ryan choice that caught my attention. He said that he would return the Welfare to work requirement to Social services across the board. Some States have been permitted to drop mandatory Work Programs if they could show they had instituted policy that would get people off the rolls quicker. The other was his promise to repeal so-called Obama Care and to replace it with a Health Care reform program of his own. The Horton Journal, is still researching the Romney proposal.
There are however, hints that some Republicans are not all that supportive the Ryan choice. Newt Gingrich, former House Speaker, and Presidential candidate himself refered to Ryan’s plan to overhaul Medicare as “Right-wing social engineering.” The former Speaker/Presidential hopeful, later apologised.
There is no doubt now the direction the Republicans are proposing for the country. While the country flounders in debt, unemployment and social stagnation, many are asking what the difference does it make anyway. Others wonder if it is not time for us to consider an alternative course. Some former middle class voters seem poised to look to Romney as a possible solution to their problems. There is only one problem with that proposition; the idea of going Republican might not bring prosperity in the long run. Because the first thing that will happen is cuts in important programs that help to keep them afloat during hard times. If they fall off the edge, they will be the ones slaving for nothing in the streets. If they lose their home they will fend for themselves with no recourse from government. Unemployment will be decreased, wages will continue to go down, jobs remaining scarce. And the Conservatives among us will spend their time blaming them for all the woes of this country. And oh yes…..God forbid if in the midst of all this Dad or Mom have the gall and audacity to get sick. To these people, seriously considering voting Conservative Republican in the coming election ask your self this question ….Do these people represent your immediate needs. Are you and your family safe under Romneyomics?
If the answer is truly No…..Then maybe the status quo is better.
At least you might have something to eat.
That’s my point of view. I look forward to your insights as well. Until then……….Have a great night and as usual……….God Bless America!