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Congressman Paul Ryan touts Wisconsin roots; criticizes Obama on the economy

By Kay Nolan,  October 15, 2012

Kay Nolan is a contributing writer for WisPolitics.com. This article ran in the October 15, 2012 issue.

Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan criticized President Barack Obama’s economic record during a town hall meeting this morning at Carroll University in Waukesha.

Ryan said the nation’s debt was $5 trillion lower before Obama took office. Not only is that debt hurting today’s economy, it jeopardizes the future, he said.

“We have never knowingly given our children an inferior standard of living,” he said.

Wearing a Green Bay Packers necktie and waving a cellphone in a blaze orange and camouflage case, Ryan emphasized his Wisconsin roots to a cheering crowd that also sported numerous items of Packers and Wisconsin Badgers clothing.