Congresswoman Nita Lowey today issued the following statement regarding Mitt Romney's selection of Rep. Paul Ryan, architect of the House Republican budget, as his running mate:
"The Romney-Ryan vision is wrong for New York's middle class and working families.
"Mitt Romney's selection of Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate shows he is fully committed to House Republicans' extreme policies. The Ryan budget - which I opposed - would end Medicare as we know it by turning it into a voucher program that will increase seniors' out-of-pocket costs by more than $6,000 per year. It would gut investments critical to middle-class and working New Yorkers while giving tax cuts to the highest-income individuals.
"Joe Carvin, my opponent - who says Paul Ryan is his hero - must explain to Westchester and Rockland County voters his support for a plan that would end Medicare as we know it and shift more of the burden on middle-class and working Americans."