WESTLAKE — Vice Presidential hopeful Paul Ryan said he and Mitt Romney will lower tax rates for small businesses and allow people to keep money “in their pockets.”
“Our rights come from nature and God and not from government,” he said this afternoon at the Westlake Recreation Center.
“President Obama and the presidents before him have been more concerned with getting re-elected than fixing the problems of this country,” he said.
He said Obama’s record is worse than Jimmy Carter’s, citing higher unemployment rates and higher bankruptcy filings.
“When it comes to jobs, he makes President Carter’s era look like the good old days,” he said. “If we fired Carter then, why would be hire Obama now?”
He also called Romney’s business experience is “a good thing.”
“We do not envy people who are successful,” he said. “We take pride in people who are successful.”
Before Ryan took the stage, Dennis Clough, the mayor of Westlake, and Jerry Hruby, the mayor of Brecksville, expressed their support for the Romney-Ryan ticket.
Hruby criticized Vice President Joe Biden, saying that Ryan’s rally brought more people out than Biden’s visit to Youngstown.
“Is this country better off today than it was four years ago?” he asked. “Vice president Biden recently spoke in Youngstown, and do you remember them saying that Republicans can’t bring a crowd? … Can you be patient because I’d like to start counting and see how many we have here today?”
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