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Paul Ryan's mom heads from Broward to The Villages to stump for her son

ABC:

WARREN, Ohio—Paul Ryan is headed to a Florida retirement community with his mother on Saturday to make his argument about the need to change Medicare for future generations. Ryan’s mother is in her late 70s.

He’ll appear at The Villages, the world’s largest retirement community and a conservative stronghold that is a must stop for Republican candidates. In 2008, a massive crowd of between 30,000 and 60,000 seniors came out to a rally Sarah Palin held there. Despite the Republican-leanings it’s a clear sign the Romney campaign will continue to stay on the offense on Medicare, but with this trip they may be entering the lion’s den.

Ryan’s mother, who will accompany him, can help her son connect with the senior citizen audience. She lives part of the year in Lauderdale-By-The Sea and part of the year outside of Janesville, Wisconsin.

But if addressing a group of Florida seniors on Medicare reform is a challenge for Ryan, even as his drastic changes to the program would alter no benefits for those currently over 55, then Ryan is making his pitch to one of the friendliest lion’s dens possible: The Villages is a hotbed of pro-Romney money.

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chas_holman

Paul Ryan is a cute kid ... it's adorable his mother is out pinch hitting his ball game for him.

Sueb

You want to know how Paul Ryan really treats seniors? Watch the video of him joking as a 71 year old man is pushed to the ground and handcuffed for daring to ask Ryan a question about medicare and social security.


http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/08/13/1119534/-71-Year-Old-Man-Taken-Down-for-Questioning-Paul-Ryan-at-Rotary-Club-Meeting

Virginia Hanna

I am an 80 year old citizen . I worked 25 years as a Surgical Nurse, I cannot afford TWO places to live in my retirement. Paul Ryan's father " a lawyer" died when Ryan was a kid and he drew on his fathers SOCIAL SECURITY to pay for his upkeep until he was 18 years old. Where does the money come from for his mothers survival ?

Can't Take Anymore

It boggles the mind that the know-nothing Obama-haters in The Villages would vote Republican even if Romney and Ryan promised to terminate Social Security, Medicare and VA benefits on their first day in office. Don't expect them to be asked more than a very few softball questions by those few persons approved in advance to quiz them at this Tea Baggger tea party.

Arashchristopher

Most of the retirees who live in the Villages are wealthy republicans who can afford Paul Ryan's Medicare and Social Security privitization scheme. Most other retirees who rely on Social Security and Medicare for their main income and health care cannot.

Kazport

Once and for all it is pretty simple. Medicare and Social Security for anyone older than 54 will not be cut or changed in any way. For those 55+ Romney's budget would have an option stay with Medicare as you know it or have the choice to opt into a private voucher system. Its not that complicated. Its Romney's budget and not Paul Ryans that they are running on.

AM Holbrook

Both Medicare and Social Security are going broke as they are run right now--so no one should plan to make some changes for future generations? There are few younger people paying in to finance the greater, living longer older people on it. Do the math--it doesn't compute. I don't think setting up a panel to decide who gets treatment is a way of controlling the elderly population on government programs. The alternative is to get a new plan for funding and dispersal of limited funds.

DAVID

I'M NOT TO TO THE AGE TO RETIRE AS OF YET. AND IT IS NOT ABOUT HOW RICH YOU ARE OR NOT, IT'S ABOUT HAVING THE BENEFIT THAT WE ALL HAVE TO PAY FOR WHEN WE GET TO THAT AGE. LIKE SOCIAL SECURITY. BUT OUR GREAT LEADER'S STOLE OUR MONEY FROM S.S. TO CREATE NEW ENTITLEMENT PROGRAM'S AND LEFT US WITH NOTHING BUT I.O.U.'S. THE SAME THING WITH MEDICARE, OBAMA TOOK OVER SEVEN HUNDRED BILLION FROM MEDICARE TO START MORE ENTITLEMENT'S CALLED OBAMA CARE.SO I SAY WE VOTE RYAN AND SEE IF HE CAN HELP FIX IT BEFORE OBAMA NEED'S YET ONE MORE PROGRAM THAT WILL COST US ALL. ALL THESE IDIOT'S IN WASHINGTON SHOULD KEEP THEIR CORRUPT HAND'S OFF OUR MONEYIT IS OBVIOUS THEY DON'T KNOW HOW TO USE IT WISELY.

Ema

To the person who wrote: " Medicare and Social Security for anyone older than 54 will not be cut or changed in any way."
I have a bridge to sell you. Ryan has no reason to honor that statement, and I do not believe he will. It's politically convenient and once his voucher system is approved it can apply to all seniors of all ages.
Ryan is not good with numbers, remember. He also claimed he ran a marathon in 2:50.

Kungf

Ema: That is so true. It's easy to look at his sweet honest face and forget that he is a habitual fibber.

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