Ryan on Re-Electing Obama: ‘If We Renew the Contract…He’ll Never Answer to You Again’

By Melanie Arter | September 14, 2012 | 1:26 PM EDT

GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan speaking at the 2012 Republican National Convention (AP Photo)

(CNSNews.com) – In a speech at the Values Voter Summit, in Washington, D.C., GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan said Friday that re-electing President Barack Obama will mean voters will get “the same deal with only one difference - in a second term, he will never answer to you again.”

“If Barack Obama’s promises weren’t good then, what good are they now? If we renew the contract, we’re going to get the same deal. If we renew the contract, we’ll get the same deal, with only one difference - in a second term, he will never answer to you again,” Ryan said during the summit, sponsored by the conservative pro-family group the Family Research Council.

“In so many ways, starting with Obamacare, re-electing this president would set in motion things that can never be called back. It would be a choice to give up so many other choices,” he said.

“When all the mandates of government-run health care come down, the last thing the regulators will want to hear is your opinion. When the Obama tax increases start coming, nobody in Washington is going to ask whether you can afford them or not,” Ryan added.

“When all the new borrowing brings our national debt to $20 trillion and then $25 trillion, nobody’s going to ask you about the debt crisis or even help you prepare for it. But we the people need to think ahead – even if our current president will not – in order to avoid the crisis while it is still time,” he said.

Ryan said that just like President Obama “inherited a bad economy,” GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney will “inherit a bad economy” when he is sworn in as president.

“But here’s the difference: when a Romney-Ryan administration takes office, we will also take responsibility,” he said.

“Instead of dividing up the wealth, our new president will get America creating wealth again. We’re going to revive free enterprise in this country to get our economy growing faster and to get our people back work,” Ryan said, adding that by the time his kids grow up, “the federal government will be far bigger and more powerful even than it is today.”

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“At that point, this land of free men and women will have become something it was never intended to be,” Ryan added.

No one is better at “striking heroic poses against imaginary adversaries” than Obama, Ryan said.

“Nobody is better at rebuking non-existent opinions. Barack Obama does this all the time, and in this campaign, we are going to call him on it,” he added.

“The president is given to lectures on all that we owe the government, as if anyone who opposes his reckless federal power is guilty of ingratitude and rank individualism. He treats private enterprise as little more than a revenue source for government. He views government as the redistributor and allocator of opportunity. The results are in for that too,” Ryan said.

“Here we are – four years of economic stewardship under these self-proclaimed advocates of the poor, and what do they have to show for it? More people in poverty and less upward mobility wherever you look,” he said.

“After four years of dividing people up with the bogus rhetoric of class warfare, just about every segment of society is worse off. To see all this played out in any country would be bad enough. To see it becoming the daily experience of life in the United States is utterly contrary to everything we are entitled to expect,” Ryan added.

“Mitt Romney knows that this country and all the millions who are waiting for their working lives to begin again were made for better things,” he said.

“Mitt and I understand that no government in history has been able to do for people what they have been able to do for themselves when they were free to follow their hopes and their dreams. Under the current president, we are at risk of becoming a poor country, because he looks to government as the great benefactor in every life,” Ryan added.

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