By the numbers: Paul Ryan
August 11th, 2012
03:54 PM ET
2 years ago

By the numbers: Paul Ryan

(CNN) - Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney used an event at the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, Virginia, Saturday to announce Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, as his vice presidential pick. Romney's choice of Ryan is considered by political observers to be a bold, risky move that could potentially change the dynamic of the Oval Office race.

By the numbers, here's a look at Paul Ryan:

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  1. drake mallard

    Ryan is not that popular so Wisconsin is not a given. Paul Ryan also took advantage of the very programs he's determined to end and make no mistake, Ryan is ambitious and doesn't care about the middle class. His sights are set much higher.

    Ryan wants to raises taxes on the middle class, cut them for millionaires.

    Ryan’s budget would result in 4.1 million lost jobs in 2 years.

    Ryan has ownership stakes in companies that benefit from oil supports $40 billion in subsides for big oil.

    Ryan accused generals of lying about their support for Obama’s military budget.

    Ryan wants to eliminate Pell Grants for more more than 1 million students.

    Ryan embraces the extreme philosophy of Ayn Rand

    Ryan co-sponsored a “personhood” amendment, an extreme anti-abortion measure

    August 11, 2012 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  2. mario

    palin, ryan, the same trick

    August 11, 2012 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  3. myviewis

    Excellent choice. Now, let's do a list of Obama's resume prior to becoming president......???? Job experience???? didn't have jobs, oh wait, he did work as a junior 2 summers in a law firm, worked part-time lecturer of 3 courses, worked part-time community organizer, worked 4 years full-time in a law firm after graduation and 4 years later he let his law license expire and was a Senator which I remember always the question was brought up of where is Senator Obama because he rarely showed up or even voted on anything. The only other thing he's done was visit his mom in Indonesia, vacation in Pakistan with rich family and hung out in Europe before starting college. I don't think Obama compares to the hard working Ryan, I think most kids in college can relate to Ryan and all his odd jobs including driving a hot dog truck. Obama on the other hand was Mr. Pretty, nice clothes, hung out, didn't have odd jobs to make money and graduated from an expensive school for the rich.

    August 11, 2012 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  4. Michael

    Paul Ryans budget would gut Social Security, unemployment, Medicare, but expand defense spending and taxcuts for the rich! About 5 trillion for the rich and leave us where we began, -8.9 GDP, 11 trillion national debt, 1.3 trillion deficit, 2.8 trillion in tax cuts (unpaid for)2 Wars (unpaid for), Medicare prescription plan (unpaid for), 3 trillion borrowed from China, a Wall Street, Banking, Auto, Mortgage crisis’s, losing over 800,000 jobs monthly and a economy on the brink of depression

    August 11, 2012 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  5. ThinkAgain

    Mittens 'n Munster, what a pair of deluded dolts, still believing in the fairy tale that if we just give rich people even more money, while gutting our infrastructure and wiping out the Middle Class, everything will be hunky-dory.

    Obama/Biden 2012 = The only sane choice

    August 11, 2012 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  6. fayse

    When are we going to hear about the bus load of Nuns that went made a trip to protest the Ryan plan because it will h

    August 11, 2012 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  7. fayse

    When are we going to hear about the bus load of Nuns that went made a trip to protest the Ryan plan because it will hurt Middle class Americans and the poor?

    August 11, 2012 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  8. migeli

    The biggest lies in politics. 1. Read my lips,no more taxes. 2. Iraq has weapons of mass destruction. 3. Tax cuts for the wealthy will create jobs. 4. Paul Ryans plan will not hurt seniors on medicare and social security. G o ahead America, fall for the right-wing B.S. again.See where it got us?

    August 11, 2012 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |