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Kathy Castor gives pre-buttal to Ryan event in Oldsmar



U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor stopped by vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan's rally in Oldsmar this morning to welcome her fellow member of Congress to town. The Tampa Democrat has served two terms on the House Budget Committee with Ryan, and she said that makes her "well versed in how detrimental the Romney/Ryan plan would be for families across Florida."

In a brief interview, she attacked Ryan's budget plan that was adopted in the GOP-controlled House. Mitt Romney has praised the plan but said he will formulate his own budget if elected.

"The dirty secret that you will not hear Congressman Ryan talk about today is they go to a voucher Medicare (system) in order to give additional tax breaks to the wealthiest people across the country and guard those tax loopholes that are in the tax code," she said. "I doubt he will discuss that."

[Last modified: Saturday, September 15, 2012 10:05am]


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