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U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (PA-13), the number two Democrat on the House Budget Committee released the following statement regarding U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan’s keynote address at the Republican National Convention.
“Paul Ryan's speech tonight reinforced that this election is about two choices between two very different views for America. There are fundamental questions voters should be asking Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney about their views for America.When Ryan said, ‘we will not duck the tough issues,’ voters should ask him why he has walked away time and again from bold, bipartisan plans to reduce trillions in the federal deficit in a fair and balanced approach.Voters should ask Paul Ryan where they will find an additional $6,400 to pay for health care costs if his plan for ending Medicare as we know it is enacted.Voters should ask Paul Ryan how giving a lower tax rate to a billionaire than a small business owner helps our economy.Voters should ask Paul Ryan why even in cases of rape, incest, and the life of a mother, a woman should be restricted from making the personal decision that is best for her and her family.And, voters should ask themselves whether the answers to these questions means a better America for themselves, their families, their community, their country.Moving our country forward means ensuring it moves forward for everyone, not just a select few. The policies embraced by Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan would turn the clock back on America's greatness as a nation of opportunity and hope for all of us. The choice this November could not be more clear or more important.”