On Tuesday while campaigning in New Hampshire, GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan echoed his running mate Mitt Romney’s claim that too many people are relying on government support under the Obama Administration.
“We don’t want a safety net that encourages more dependency because there is no economic growth behind it because what that ends up doing is it drains people of their will and their incentive to make the most of their lives, to tap their potential, to get on their path to prosperity. That is what unfortunately is what we are seeing in the Obama economy.” Fox News
Ryan’s comments come one day after a video is released in which Mitt Romney said 47%of Americans who support President Obama are “dependent upon government” adding they “believe that they are victims” and “believe the government has a responsibility to care for them.”
A video I might add, that was a setup to start, by former President Jimmy Carter’s “unemployed” grandson, who hopes to cash in on the deal.
Ryan never directly addressed the video Tuesday but he did say the Republican ticket is focused on putting Americans back to work and making less people dependent on public support.
“By not having jobs and economic growth, people miss their potential. We should not be measuring the progress of our social programs – programs like food stamps – based upon how many people receive them. We should be measuring the progress of our social programs by how many people we transition off of them into lives of self-sufficiency and jobs and upward mobility. That’s not what we are getting in this economy,” Ryan claimed.
“Our goal, our mission is to address the root causes of poverty instead of simply treating the symptoms of poverty,” he added. Fox News