Guam – Democrat candidate for the Guam’s Delegate seat, Karlo Dizon, has issued a release critical of Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s selection of Paul Ryan as his Vice-Presidential running mate.
Dizon argues that Romney’s choice of Ryan confirms that republicans have committed themselves to slashing social services, like Medicare, that “Democrats have worked hard to strengthen” and, he argues, if the Romney- Ryan ticket were to win, it would have a negative impact on Guam.
Dizon also links the GOP platform stateside with what’s happening here on Guam stating: “The Republicans in Adelup are already working hard to cut GovGuam services needed by the people. It is now more important than ever for Democrats–national and local–to step up to the plate and defend our community from what has become the party of the wealthy and the few.”
READ candidate Dizon’s release in FULL below:
DIZON RESPONDS TO ROMNEY-RYAN TICKET
TAMUNING, GU, August 12, 2012 – Democratic congressional candidate Karlo Dizon has issued a statement in response to the announcement Saturday that Rep. Paul Ryan has been selected as running mate for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. A Romney-Ryan ticket has already begun to shift the election into a debate on government spending.
“Mitt Romney’s choice of Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate confirms that the Republicans have committed themselves to slashing the social services Democrats have worked hard to strengthen, especially Medicare,” Dizon said. “A victory for this ticket will have significant negative impacts on how America cares for its elderly.”
“Although we are thousands of miles from Washington, the decisions made by a Romney- Ryan administration will substantially affect our everyday lives here in Guam,” Dizon said.
“The Republicans in Adelup are already working hard to cut GovGuam services needed by the people. It is now more important than ever for Democrats–national and local–to step up to the plate and defend our community from what has become the party of the wealthy and the few.”
Ryan, a seven-term Wisconsin congressman, became the chairman of the House Budget Committee in January 2011 after Republicans wrested control of the House from Democrats. His manifesto “Young Guns, A New Generation of Conservative Leaders” elevated his prominence and promoted his views on fiscal policy, which was popular with the anti-tax, limited-government Tea Party. He was 28 years old when he was first elected to the House in 1998.
The Committee to Elect Karlo Dizon for Congress is a grassroots organization comprising concerned citizens working towards a new way forward.