- Posted August 11, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Romney's VP pick
Paul Ryan - The Right Choice for an Economic Conversation
- Jareen, CNN iReport producer
As the news began to trickle out late last night and turn into a cascading waterfall that House Budget Committee Chairman and Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan had been selected by Mitt Romney as the person to be his running mate and the next Vice President of the United States, I began to read and research all I could on the Congressman.
That study led me to the conclusion that this morning as Romney was announcing his choice of Ryan, Romney had indeed made the correct decision. That decision puts the question of fiscal responsibility and a right direction for the country squarely on the table.
While President Barack Obama is currently leading in almost every poll, that same data shows that the vast majority of the nation believes the country is headed in the wrong direction. The choice of Ryan by Romney offers a clear, definable alternative and change in direction for the nation. The Romney-Ryan ticket gives America a choice and not be locked into continuing down the wrong path toward the bankruptcy of the nation.
I said early on that America is faced with a decision this election cycle between:
1. Do American voters want to continue the current road with increasing involvement of the federal government in the lives of the American people?
2. Do American voters want less federal government involvement with more of the decisions being left to the individuals and local/state governments?
The selection of Ryan puts that conversation front and center.
Ryan in announcing in both 2011 and again in 2012 his ideas on fixing the US fiscal house stated his plan was not the end game, but rather it was a starting point to begin the conversation on the economy, the deficit, the budget, taxes and mending the safety nets to insure viability for those Americans who need those safety nets.
Contrary to the left side of the aisle's false picture, as I studied I learned, Ryan is not for ending Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, but fixing what is wrong to make sure that the programs are sustainable for future recipients and beneficiaries. Now, with the pick of Ryan for the #2 spot on the GOP ticket, the debate, the talk will center on exactly what we, as Americans, need to be discussing.
It is time to focus on fixing what is wrong and building a new foundation for the future while protecting our seniors, disabled and needy today and giving hope and sustainability to those in the future.
From the Cornfield, Paul Ryan was the right choice.
Let the conversation begin on what really matters in America - the economy, jobs, the national debt and mending our safety nets.