Ryan says he, Romney would attack US fiscal woes

August 30, 2012 01:25

TAMPA - Paul Ryan plans to tell Americans on Wednesday that he and Mitt Romney would try to resolve America's deep fiscal problems if elected, in a speech in which the Republican vice presidential nominee said he would not shy away from his tough budget proposals.

"The work ahead will be hard," he planned to say in his evening speech to the Republican National Convention.

Romney picked Ryan, a Wisconsin lawmaker, as his No. 2 to try to unify conservatives behind the Republican ticket and reach out to moderates worried about the country's debt and deficits.

"Before the math and the momentum overwhelm us all, we are going to solve this nation's economic problems. And I'm going to level with you: We don't have that much time. But if we are serious, and smart, and we lead, we can do this," Ryan will say in his speech, according to excerpts released by the Romney campaign.

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