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Romney Goes Bold: Pro-Life Catholic Paul Ryan Chosen as Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Comments

I just returned from the Romney/Ryan campaign event in Norfolk, Virginia. The crowd was massive, enthusiastic and hopeful. I don't know what I expected - but what I experienced far exceeded those expectations. Mitt Romney's bold choice of Paul Ryan as his running mate ensures that an exchange of correspondence between the Cardinal of New York and the Republican Vice Presidential nominee will now become a part of framing the issues in ... Continue Reading

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  1. Rob
    2 years ago

    Of course seniors and anyone over 55 love the Ryan plan. It allows them to continue ideological rants with no skin in the game. The younger generation is forced to not only pay for the costs of the most expensive elder population in our country's history, but somehow has to figure out how to finance their elder care and supplement their retirement even more so as those items won't be there or will be just a token of what they once were. Working in the elder care segment of healthcare, I think this budget will basically bring the end to this industry. I don't think folks have any idea what their healthcare cost trends look like as they age. A voucher will do nothing to stem that tide. I'm still wondering where the younger generation is going to get all this extra money from given how stagnant wages have been for the last 30 years. But I have to hand it to Ryan, he's no dummy. You can't expect all Americans to sacrifice on this one. Imagine all seniors having to have skin in the game? They vote these guys out of town yesterday! You can't anger that voting block. So yes, for those of you over 55, your government benefits stay in tact. You are free to bemoan the socialism that plauges our country while retaining your slice of the pie. Gotta love it.

    Entitlements need to be restructed, but it will never happen until the middle and lower classes of this country are allowed to prosper. But so long as "shareholder value" and the like is the mantra for the day, fat chance of that. The richest companies in the world should not have labor foces of practically minimum wage people. How in the world is someone supposed to finance retirment and lifetime healthcare costs when they hit earnings ceilings after earnings ceilings because trickle down is a joke?

  2. abey
    2 years ago

    Good to hear the word "Paul the Catholic", away from Obama's so called catholics, Apostates like him. But then again when the word "Catholic' is announced we see & only natural for the 'Prince of the power---" to descent from heavenly like places to accuse, in tune with the "Accuser of the Brethren" marketed through the liberal media in the likes of the Huffington Post governed by its Herodias, a darling of the freemasonry deceit.

  3. Joe from Virginia
    2 years ago

    I'm thrilled at the choice of Paul Ryan. While I can't say that I'd agree with him on everything, I believe that he is surely a solid pro-life candidate. Additionally, while I'd put myself in the camp that's a tad concerned about what his Budget proposal suggested on taxes [the cuts are too deep - but I understand his budget is really just a negotiating position] and am also a bit concerned on discretionary spending. However, he has, with great courage, made a career out of tackling the problem of our unsustainable entitlements.

    Our government needs to restructure its fiscal situation. The present value of our fiscal gap is well north of $100 million and this gap will only grow larger as time goes on and we continue failing to restructure the entitlements. Pres. Obama's own fiscal commission, Bowles-Simpson, said the entitlements are on "autopilot" and are set to severely damage America's ability to invest in its future -- both in the contexts of private capital formation and with respect to public investments -- education, military, research, infrastructure, etc...

    In addition, we must begin to realize that our entitlements and the welfare state in general is also full of perverse incentives that encourage dependancy and immoral behavior. Further welfare reform above and beyond the TANF should be pursued. Anyway, why does everything need to be so centralized anyway? We must restructure the entitlements -- or they will fundamentally transform America -- in a real bad way.

  4. Vance
    2 years ago

    Paul Ryan is a great choice. I was hoping for Marco Rubio. Either way, the Liberal Establishment Media complex will put their smear machine in high gear. That laughable attacks have started with "Ryan doesn't have enough private business experience" and he is an "extremist". Media's man is a Radical Marxist street activist who never ran a hotdog stand. Obama states in his 1992 book that he was born in Kenya, Africa. Now, we have Columbia University professors and alumni who taught and attended Columbia when Obama allegedly attended Columbia and nobody saw or knew him. Obama is a Marxist fraud that the Media put over on America.

  5. Juneau Alaska
    2 years ago

    Why did he introduce him as the next president of the United States? Tired?

  6. gfgrosek
    2 years ago

    We as Catholics need true leadership from our Church. There is no salvation from the US government. Leaders of our man made government have proven to be corrupt and incompetent for many many years.

    They will know we are Christians by our love.

  7. Kasoy
    2 years ago

    Obama's smear machinery has fired the first salvo as soon as the GOP VP was announced. Catholics should be very discerning as the Democratic party strategy is: "If you can't blame 'em, Smear 'em". This is what politicians do when they have no Accomplishments to report to the nation. BTW, the Dems have officially iadopted the "gay agenda" in their political platform with the ultimate aim of destroying true marriage and the family. I guess we really have no choice at all on Nov 6, 2012 except to vote in GOP.

  8. David Carlon
    2 years ago


    Hmm... The Marxist wizards that lord it over us and who subordinate Truth and Holy Mother Church to the state have anointed a creature for POTUS who denies the truth of the Holy Trinity... a creature who arrogantly believes that in the eternal Kingdom he will participate in the ESSENCE of our Lord... this creature who lives in darkness has now chosen a disciple of Ayn Rand to evangelize her atheist vision and related gospel of dystopian salvation to practicing Catholics. Huh? The famine continues with no end in sight.

  9. PC
    2 years ago

    I’m sick of reading about how Paul Ryan is going to take Medicare away from seniors and give to the rich. That is simply NOT the truth!!! In reality, Obama’s HHS has already cut 500 billion from Medicare to help finance the start-up of Obamacare. Go research it yourself, start thinking for yourself, and quit watching and reading leftist news as they started their attacks on Mr. Ryan by twisting the truth. All of our safety nets are broken and BROKE! Paul Ryan speaks the truth about America’s dire financial mess! Wake-up and get a clue people…. There will be no more Medicare & Social Security if we continue down the path we’re on. All this caused by electing incompetent people who have no clue about finances and lack leadership. Now that Mitt chosen Paul Ryan as his VP, I do have one little thread of hope that America will be ok..... we'll see.

    Quoting Margaret Thatcher - “The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money.”

  10. Colleen
    2 years ago

    I am greatly pleased with the selection of Paul Ryan as VP. I am appalled that so many catholics voted for Obama who promotes partial birth abortion. This man was a liar from the start and continues to lie. This is what he believes in:

    "I don't want them punished with a baby."

    And here's what Obama thinks about the Bible:

    Continuing to support/vote for Obama is collusion with mortal sin.

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