GOP VP nominee Rep. Paul Ryan accepted the nomination Wednesday evening, saying “I accept the calling of my generation to give our children the America that was given to us, with opportunity for the young and security for the old – and I know that we are ready."
In a speech that focused on economic policy and contrasting the Romney plan with that of President Obama, VP nominee Ryan said that, if elected, he would create 12 million jobs over the next four years, abolish Obamacare, and downsize Medicare to control costs.
“Obamacare comes to more than two thousand pages of rules, mandates, taxes, fees, and fines that have no place in a free country," Ryan told the delegates assembled at the Tampa Bay Times Forum for the second night of the Republican National Convention.
Ryan's sharp criticism of President Obama extended beyond health care to the wider economic difficulties the nation is facing.
"The present administration has made its choices. And Mitt Romney and I have made ours: Before the math and the momentum overwhelm us all, we are going to solve this nation’s economic problems."