In her letter published Aug. 20, “There is no ‘Ryan plan,’ ” Judy Huelga asserts, “ VP candidate (Paul) Ryan no longer has his ‘own budget plan.’ It was something he proposed as a congressman and was turned down by Congress; therefore, it no longer exists.“
In fact, the Ryan budget was passed by the House of Representatives with virtually every Republican voting for it. Gov. Mitt Romney recently stated that he agrees with this budget and that he would sign it if it came to his desk as president. He also asserted that the “Ryan plan” is nearly identical to his own.
Now that circumstances have caused Mr. Ryan’s budget to be brought to the attention of the body politic, it has proven to be quite unpopular. So, both Ryan and Romney have simply waved their collective magic wand and made it disappear!
But history cannot be rewritten. The Ryan plan is the position of both Romney and Ryan as well as the Republican Party, no matter how many times they pretend to change their position.
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