Shays: Fiscally Conservative Paul Ryan a Great Pick

Former Congressman Christopher Shays, Republican candidate for United States Senate, applauds Governor Romney's pick of Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate.

Today Christopher Shays, Republican candidate for United States Senate, released a statement applauding Governor Romney's pick of Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate.

"Governor Romney could not have made a better choice for his running mate than his decision to name my friend and former colleague, Congressman Paul Ryan.

Paul will be a Vice President all America can be proud of.

Congressman Paul Ryan and I served together on the House Budget Committee for many years. Together we fought to cut wasteful government spending, to balance the federal budget, and help set the stage for years of economic growth.

Governor Romney said his choice of Congressman Paul Ryan is, 'another step forward to restore the promise of America', and I couldn’t agree more.

My sincerest congratulations to Paul Ryan, a man who has spent the past 14 years serving in Congress. He is an experienced leader, trying to restore fiscal sanity to Washington."

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William Brighenti, CPA August 13, 2012 at 01:58 AM
Aren't you aware of Romney & Marriott's tax evasion scheme? "(CNN) Marriott engaged in a series of complex and high-profile maneuvers, including "Son of Boss," a notoriously abusive prepackaged tax shelter that investment banks and accounting firms marketed to corporations such as Marriott. In this respect, Marriott was in the vanguard of a then-emerging corporate tax shelter bubble that substantially undermined the entire corporate tax system. Son of Boss and its related shelters represented perhaps the largest tax avoidance scheme in history, costing the U.S. many billions in lost corporate tax revenues. In response, the government initiated legal challenges that resulted in complete disallowance of the losses claimed by Marriott and other corporations... ...In his key position as head of the board's audit committee, Romney was required under the securities laws and his fiduciary duties to review the transaction. In fact, it has been publicly reported that Romney was the Marriott Board member most acquainted with the transaction and to whom the other board members turned for advice. This makes sense because aggressive tax-driven financial engineering was a large part of what Romney (and Bain) did for a living. For these reasons, it is fair to hold him accountable for Marriott's spurious tax reporting...." http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/08/opinio...-romney-taxes/
Reyn Richard August 13, 2012 at 02:16 AM
Karen, As someone fortunate enough to be in the upper 1% of income level I would expect him to be be paying taxes in the highest bracket of the IRS code. Whatever it was for that particular year. Thats the whole idea of tax brackets, Karen. Why have tax brackets when the super wealthy (Mitt) have ways to shelter themselves. How could it be that some with Mitts income only contributed the same rate as Joe the plummer? Isn't that unamerican? How long has this been going on with Mitt? Its all very relevant my friend, because its about accountability to the american people.
G August 13, 2012 at 02:23 AM
Karen - I don't think you'll be around for long on Patch. Your comments have become offensive and quite inappropriate.
Roberta Shea August 13, 2012 at 02:34 AM
Flip-flop - yeah, I'll take it... if that’s what you want to call it. It was the Bush Administration, if I remember correctly that used the phrase in that context…the, “My way or the highway” bunch. (Sorry, I thought that this was a democracy) Only the narrow-minded and the frightened (no difference really) insist upon, "Staying the course." I can see the Conservatives at the dollar store now, buying flip-flops and getting ready to wave them at their Convention.
Christine Rose August 13, 2012 at 02:41 AM
All prejudiced comments, racial and religious, will be removed. Please continue the conversation in a respectful way.


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