Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney made an interesting choice in naming Paul Ryan his running mate.
U.S. Rep. Ryan, 42, is known for his creative thinking and trying to balance the federal government's budget.
For example senior citizens are concerned about Ryan's proposals on medicare. The GOP vice presidential candidate has proposed to sharply rein in that program and turn it over to the states. Usually thought of as part of the safety net for low-income people, Medicaid covers nursing home care for disabled elders from middle-class families as well.
In justifying Ryan's efforts, Romney said, "America is about more choices," and "that's how we make Medicare work down the road." He said the program won't change for seniors currently counting on it. Ryan added that his mother is a "Medicare senior in Florida."
It will be a tenacious election season as both sides try to persuade voters on how they will stimulate the economy while reducing spending.
Voters need to examine what both parties are offering to see how their plans will truly impact our future.