One Wisconsin Now to Welcome Milwaukee Marathoners to the ‘Paul Ryan Finish Line’

Mile 20 Finish Line Highlights How Romney-Ryan Plan Comes Up Short For Middle Class

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MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now will be hosting a “Paul Ryan Finish Line” at mile 20 of Sunday’s Milwaukee Marathon to highlight how the Romney-Ryan plan comes up short for Wisconsin’s middle class families according to Executive Director Scot Ross.

Ross, who has completed more marathons than Paul Ryan, criticized the GOP ticket’s plans that come up short by calling for:

  • $5 trillion in tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires that will either increase taxes on the middle class or explode the deficit;
  • Slashing over $700 million from Medicare;
  • Repealing ObamaCare and putting big insurance companies back in charge of health care decisions instead of patients and their doctor; and
  • Reductions in Pell grants that help for students afford the costs of higher education.

He concluded, “While we’re having a little fun at our fake finish line, the underlying message, that the Romney-Ryan plan is a disaster for Wisconsin children, seniors and middle class families, is no joke.”

One Wisconsin Now previously sponsored several “Run Against Walker” events, in which runners and walkers protested the attacks on the middle class by Gov. Scott Walker’s policies.

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