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People of Color: Romney/Ryan Plans Take Us Back to ‘Less Equitable’ Times

“For progressives and people of color, it’s hard to imagine a worse choice” than Mitt Romney’s selection of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as his running mate, writes Imara Jones on the blog Colorlines today. He says the pair:

represent a retread of 40 years’ worth of Republican ideas on economics, race and the role of government. Not content to let failure remain dormant, they want to reanimate bankrupt concepts and take them to a whole, new level.

Jones writes that “Romney’s and Ryan’s discredited proposals would take America back to a less-just, less equitable place.”

To them, that era of racial and economic injustice was America at its best—and the effort to end it created the current economic mess….Nothing illustrates this perverse understanding of economic history more dramatically than the very reason why Ryan was chosen: the popularity amongst conservatives of his infamous “Ryan budget.”

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