By: Brian Sikma
At their first stop in Wisconsin after becoming a ticket, Governor Mitt Romney and Congressman Paul Ryan found a receptive crowd of approximately 15,000 waiting for them in Waukesha. Predictably, a handful of liberal protesters stood outside the venue waving signs and chanting rote slogans accusing the Romney-Ryan ticket of standing up for rich people. One liberal protester managed to work his way into the event and heckle Governor Romney before he was shouted down by the crowd’s spontaneous chants of “USA! USA! USA!”
Jeremy Segal, a video blogger with Breitbart.com, captured footage of the protesters and their signs littered with trite sayings. At one humorous moment, about halfway through the video, Segal asked a man to tell him about the Romney economy. The man was holding a sign that read “Ask me about the Romney economy,” as if a former Massachusetts governor and presidential candidate has more to do with economic policy than the sitting President of the United States.
Speaking of interesting statements by liberals, Vice President Joe Biden recently told voters to look at the Ryan budget plan to learn the priorities of the Romney-Ryan ticket. Paraphrasing his own father, Biden said, “Show me your budget, and I will tell you what you value.” Biden then claimed the Ryan budget shows that neither he nor Mitt Romney value the middle class. For three years now President Obama has run the U.S. government without a budget, and the budget plan he submitted last year to Congress was considered so unserious that the U.S. Senate voted 97-0 against it.
If the budget is how you judge priorities – as Vice President Biden claims – it is clear President Obama doesn’t want to be constrained by a budget and doesn’t care about the nation’s mounting debt and deficit.