CBS: Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan on Thursday accused President Obama of allowing China to treat him like a "doormat" and failing to stop its economic cheating.
"Free trade is a powerful tool for peace and prosperity, but our trading partners need to play by the rules. And this challenge focuses on China," Ryan said
Obama "said he'd go to the mat with China," Ryan added. "Instead, they're treating him like a doormat. We're not going to let that happen. Mitt Romney and I are going to crack down on China cheating. And we're going to make sure that trade works for Americans."
Ryan voted against a House-passed bill in September 2010 authorizing the Commerce Department to impose duties on imports from countries with undervalued currencies such as China.
In what looks like a talking point right out of Scott Walker's playbook, Romney and Ryan are promising...jobs, and lots of them.
Ryan also talked up Romney's economic plan that promises to create 12 million jobs in the next four years.
In a statement that sounds more like the ranting’s of a third world dictator, Ryan's authoritarian streak is starting to dominate his subject matter. If you want to hand over "moral authority" to Ryan, in the form of an irreversible "covenant" and "mandate," than :
"We want to honor you by giving you the choice. So that we can earn victory, so that we will deserve victory, so that we will have the moral authority, the obligation, the contract, the covenant, and the mandate to do what needs to be done to get this country back on track," he said. His remarks made clear that Romney and Ryan are seeking not just a victory, but a mandate from the American people.