BOHEMIA, NY, Aug 13 – A survey of members taken on August 11, the day Mitt Romney announced Paul Ryan was his pick for VP, showed 82% thought it was a “great choice,” said Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens.
“Although the poll was taken on short notice, a statistically relevant 1,200 members responded with the overwhelming majority opting for Ryan over Marco Rubio and other potential choices,” Weber noted. He said that AMAC’s membership has consistently proved to be up to date on the issues and that he believed they voted the way they did because the Ryan Federal budget plan, as passed by the House, “makes sense,” particularly in light of the fact that President Obama has not submitted a budget at all for more than three years.
The AMAC chief said that Ryan’s Medicare proposal “is especially appealing to older Americans. It’s carefully crafted and ensures that seniors will continue to receive Medicare benefits. Additionally, it would let them opt out to select other choices, such as plans similar to what our Senators and Members of the House now enjoy. What we like most about it is that it puts the patient in the driver’s seat, instead of a government bureaucrat in Washington.”
Ryan, as VP, adds “gravitas” to the Romney ticket, especially when compared with the Obama-Biden choice, Weber said. “Their failed policies are chiefly responsible for our 16 Trillion dollar National Debt and the out-of-control spending that exponentially hikes the debt each and every day.
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