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Romney praises Paul Ryan budget plan, rips ObamaCare

Romney praises Paul Ryan budget plan, rips ObamaCare

By the WTMJ News Team. CREATED Mar 22, 2012

MILWAUKEE - Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is talking about Janesville Republican Congressman Paul Ryan's budget plan while ripping the medical insurance policy known as Obamacare.

"Ryan does not balance the budget on the back of the poor, the elderly," said Romney on Newsradio 620 WTMJ's "Midday with Charlie Sykes." 

"The plan preserves Medicare, preserves Social Security."

Romney is among the GOP Presidential candidates focusing on the Wisconsin primary, to be held on April 3rd.

He says the President's current plan could jeopardize the future of the entire program.

"I'm going to get rid of it from the very beginning," he claims. 

"ObamaCare is a lot of things...it's trillions in new spending that we can't afford.  It raises taxes.  It cuts Medicare by $500 million.  The American people are overwhelmingly opposed to it, and I'll get rid of it."

When Sykes brought up the possibility of Romney picking either Ryan or Florida Senator Marco Rubio as a Vice Presidential candidate, Romney said they were among "10 or 12 others (who) are leading lights in the Republican party that could become part of a national ticket."

"I have not given any thought yet to who a VP running mate might be.  I hope I become a nominee and get that privilege.   Paul Ryan is a brilliant visionary in our party.  Marco Rubio has established the same kind of capacity with his responsibilities in Washington."