This morning, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan stood on a platform in Norfolk, Virginia, and introduced themselves to the country as “America’s Comeback Team.”
“Go Back Team” would be more appropriate—because a Romney-Ryan administration is the definition of a fast track back to the failed, top-down economic policies of the past.
In Ryan, Romney has selected a running mate best known for designing the extreme GOP budget that would end Medicare as we know it, and—just like Romney’s plan—actually raise taxes on middle-class Americans to pay for an additional $250,000 tax break for millionaires and billionaires. As a leader of the House Republicans and a Tea Party favorite, Congressman Ryan has led the relentless, intensely ideological battle for these kinds of budget-busting policies that punish seniors and the middle class.
Today, Romney doubled down on those policies.
But most Americans don’t know Paul Ryan. In the coming days, the other side will spend a lot of time trying to define Romney’s choice and what it says about his candidacy—so we put together a brand-new website on Romney-Ryan with everything you need to know.