Obama Campaign Blasts Ryan’s Policies

After a month of attacks on Romney’s business background, the president wants to talk policy. “Budget-busting tax cuts for the wealthy” and “greater burdens on the middle class and seniors.”

US President Barack Obama delivers remarks during a campaign event at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado, August 9, 2012. JIM WATSON / Getty Images

The Obama campaign, silent over night as it plotted its line of attack on Mitt Romney’s surprising vice presidential nominee, emailed out a statement this morning blasting Ryan:

In naming Congressman Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney has chosen a leader of the House Republicans who shares his commitment to the flawed theory that new budget-busting tax cuts for the wealthy, while placing greater burdens on the middle class and seniors, will somehow deliver a stronger economy. The architect of the radical Republican House budget, Ryan, like Romney, proposed an additional $250,000 tax cut for millionaires, and deep cuts in education from Head Start to college aid. His plan also would end Medicare as we know it by turning it into a voucher system, shifting thousands of dollars in health care costs to seniors. As a member of Congress, Ryan rubber-stamped the reckless Bush economic policies that exploded our deficit and crashed our economy. Now the Romney-Ryan ticket would take us back by repeating the same, catastrophic mistakes.

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