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Statement from FDP Chair Smith on Romney's Selection of Paul Ryan As VP Nominee

TALLAHASSEE, FL — Rod Smith, Chairman of the Florida Democratic Party, released the following statement today after Mitt Romney announced his selection of Congressman Paul Ryan as his Vice Presidential nominee:


“In selecting Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney has crystalized the contrast of this election. Ryan is the architect of Romney’s extreme budget plan which would end Medicare as we know it, increasing the healthcare costs for Florida’s senior’s by thousands every year. And both Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney support trillions in budget-busting tax cuts for millionaires paid for with tax hikes on the middle class and deep cuts in education and other investments we need to grow our economy. Both Romney and Ryan share a vision for America where the wealthiest few are prioritized over the middle class, students and seniors — that’s not a vision which will move our state or country forward, and it is a vision which Floridians will whole-heartedly reject.” 


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