Ryan says Obama compromises Judeo-Christian values

CASTLE ROCK, Colorado Sun Nov 4, 2012 10:31pm EST

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CASTLE ROCK, Colorado Nov 4 (Reuters) - In a telephone call with evangelical voters Sunday night, U.S. Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan told potential voters that President Barack Obama's path for the United States compromises Judeo-Christian values.

The comment came during the final sprint for the U.S. election on Tuesday.

Speaking to the Faith and Freedom Coalition, a leading group of Christian conservatives, Ryan attacked Obama's vision in stark terms.

In the campaign's last week, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and Ryan, his running mate, have argued that if elected, they would end partisan divisiveness and work with Democrats to find solutions in Washington.

"It's a dangerous path," Ryan said of Obama's plan for the United States. "It's a path that grows government, restricts freedom and liberty, and compromises those values, those Judeo-Christian, Western civilization values that made us such a great and exceptional nation in the first place."

Routinely on the stump, Ryan says that the president's policies, particularly his 2010 healthcare restructuring, also known as "Obamacare," curb religious freedom.

"He was talking about issues like religious liberty and 'Obamacare' - topics he has mentioned frequently during the campaign," said Romney campaign spokesman Michael Steel.

In the phone call on Sunday, Ryan discussed the importance of his Roman Catholic faith in his life.

After a weekend of cross-country barnstorming, Ryan concludes the campaign in his home state of Wisconsin with a late-night rally in Milwaukee on Monday.

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Bogieboy wrote:
Whatever. I’m voting for Obama because: Corporate taxes, income taxes and investment taxes are historically low. Government spending as a percentage of GDP is lower than ever. Oil and Natural Gas production is way up. Corporate profits are higher than ever. The Dow has doubled and there has been substantial job growth since April 2009. The Commercial and Residential Real Estate markets are improving. Capital and liquidity has been rebuilt in the U.S. Banking system as legacy mortgage problems are fading. U.S. Industrial competitiveness is way up as production costs per unit are down 11 % over 10 years. There will be a boost in confidence for the stock market and private investment If Obama is re-elected because he will rectify our looming deficit and debt problems by allowing tax cuts for the rich to expire while promising a balanced deficit reduction program. All the ingredients may be present for an economic boom. Governor Romney has not revealed to me any specific plan which will prevent taxes from going up for the middle class. The middle class who is the engine in this consumer economy. A middle class who will have less discretionary income which will cause consumer spending to fall and seriously stall the economic recovery.

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