The traveling circus known as the Romney/Ryan 2012 campaign was busy again yesterday trying to cut into President Obama’s growing lead in the polls. And so we saw VP candidate Paul Ryan at work in the swing state of Ohio, where he let fly with a great new line at a GOP campaign rally, one sure to “lure” in a few undecided voters.
A concerned citizen in the audience offered the following statement: “I make $316 every two weeks. I’m wondering what you’re prepared to do to end welfare as a hand up and not a hand out. I can’t get off welfare with what I make.”
It’s likely the questioner meant to put it differently, to say “end welfare as a hand out and make it a hand up.” But she was in a public setting and got her words mixed up.