Teresa Hensley Comments on Selection of Paul Ryan as Vice Presidential Nominee

Columbia, MO – Today, Cass County Prosecutor and congressional candidate in Missouri’s 4th Congressional district Teresa Hensley issued the following statement in response to the selection of Congressman Paul Ryan as vice presidential nominee.

“Now more than ever it is clear that the number one issue in this election is the ultimate survival of the Medicare program.  Governor Romney’s selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate has potentially put the architect of the plan to end Medicare as we know it a heartbeat away from the presidency.

“The Ryan selection, coupled with Congresswoman Hartzler’s votes in support of ending Medicare as we know it – which would cost seniors $6,400 more per year in order to protect tax breaks for millionaires and subsidies for oil companies – is the defining moment in this election cycle.

“This issue is not about partisan politics.  Medicare has helped Democrats and Republicans alike.  It’s about making commonsense decisions about protecting our seniors and balancing the budget the right way.  That means looking out for Missouri’s middle class and making sure millionaires and big oil companies pay their fair share. I’m running to stand up for middle class families and seniors and this November voters will have a clear choice between my commonsense agenda, and an agenda that recklessly ends Medicare as we know it.”

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