Mitt Romney may have picked Paul Ryan as his running mate, but according to his campaign, he’s not taking the Wisconsin congressman’s budget along for the ride.
Romney campaign spokesperson Sarah Pompei said that the former Massachusetts governor will be “putting together his own plan” to cut the deficit and balance the budget, and will not embrace his running mate’s agenda outright.
“Gov. Romney applauds Paul Ryan for going in the right direction with his budget, and as president he will be putting together his own plan for cutting the deficit and putting the budget on a path to balance,” she said. “There is only one person in this race who has already cut Medicare for seniors, and that is President Obama. Obamacare cut Medicare for America’s seniors by $700 billion. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have a bipartisan plan to strengthen Medicare for today and tomorrow’s seniors.”