Favola: Ryan Pick Proves Romney is 'Out of Touch'
State senator critical of Wisconsin representative's proposed reforms of social safety net programs.
Virginia state Sen. Barbara Favola, D-Arlington, said this weekend that Republican Mitt's Romney's pick of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate proved Romney was "out of touch."
"Paul Ryan has a definite record — and it's a record of severe and harsh cuts to programs that our elderly have always depended on," Favola told Patch at the Arlington County Fair.
Favola criticized Ryan's approach to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, saying, "His budget removes the safety net for seniors."
"It's just another example of Romney being out of touch," she said. "Virginians, and Americans, want more government than Governor Romney realizes or appreciates."
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