Representative Ryan did not make himself available to reporters when he landed this morning at Portland's private aviation building, but for $500, you can attend his fundraising luncheon at the Governor Hotel today. It will be twice that for a photo op, and $25,000 for a private luncheon. Here's a handy list of questions for you lucky $25,000 ticket holders.
1. Your campaign policy director stated "A Romney-Ryan
Administration will restore the funding to Medicare, ensure that no
changes are made to the program for those 55 or older, and implement the
reforms that they have proposed to strengthen it for future
generations." Your health care policy adviser said, "Whatever you think
of Obamacare’s cuts to Medicare, the fact is that a Romney
administration would repeal them." How do you reconcile that with
including those cuts in the House Republican 2013 budged which you
2. Governor Romney has promised that federal spending will be below
20% of GDP by 2016, 4 percent of which will be defense spending. After
2016, federal spending will be capped at 20% of GDP. That will require
spending cuts in excess of your budget proposal. By my estimation, that
will every other program to be cut by 40% in 2016 and almost 60% in
2022. Do our numbers agree?
3. What kind of health coverage do you have? Would you consider your coverage to be superior to that of your constituents?
4. You look like a healthy guy. What kind of vegetable did you order with your lunch?
Be persistent with the first two.
So far, I haven't found any reliable answers. Enjoy your lunch.