Was there anyone in this country who thought that Mitt Romney was on the side of working families and average Americans?
Romney’s selection of Ryan for his Vice Presidential running mate immediately put that to rest.
Paul Ryan favors cutting Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security while continuing and increasing tax cuts for the wealthy.
A Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan Administration would absolutely make more Americans poor, especially senior citizens. They would make the wealthy even richer. They would empty nursing homes, assisted living homes, and Social Security.
The Romney-Ryan team would cut federal assistance to schools, cities, and counties.
Just like George Bush, every decision the Romney-Ryan team would make would benefit the rich and make the rest of us more poor.
The Romney-Ryan team would continue to slash and burn collective bargaining, removing more workers from protection of collective bargaining and making it even tough for all workers in America to form unions.
Romney and Ryan are both traders. They would work hard to continue to destroy America’s manufacturing base. Their record is clear. Romney has already off-shored thousands and thousands of American jobs.
Ryan would probably be point on federal budget matters. It is very clear that a Romney-Ryan budget would cut everything for working families, seniors, and other average Americans while transferring more of the nation’s wealth to those who are already rich.
Romney’s pick of Ryan as VP is a desperation move because Romney knows he hasn’t sewed up his base. Ryan will help him with the budget hawks. But Ryan will not help with the religious right. Ryan seems to care nothing about the culture wars.
Romney is betting everything on taking the little we have and giving it to the rich.
Stewart Acuff is America’s best-known and foremost labor organizer. He is the former organizing Director of the AFL-CIO. Acuff has also written two books: Playing Bigger Than You Are: A Life in Organizing, and Getting America Back to Work, coauthored by Dr. Richard Levins.Tags: 2012 elections, elections, mitt romney, paul ryan, romney, stewart acuff