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Paul Ryan booed at AARP event
Rep. Paul Ryan R-Wis., Mitt Romney's vice presidential running mate, speaks during a rally on Aug. 11 in Manassas, Va. Ryan might be secretly worrying Republicans because of his unpopular budget proposals and Medicare plan.
Rep. Paul Ryan R-Wis., Mitt Romney's vice presidential running mate, speaks during a rally on Aug. 11 in Manassas, Va. Ryan might be secretly worrying Republicans because of his unpopular budget proposals and Medicare plan.
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epublican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan on Friday was repeatedly booed at an event in New Orleans hosted by the American Association of Retired Persons. Boos rained down on the congressman from Wisconsin when he reiterated Mitt Romney's pledge to overturn President Obama's overhaul of the health care system. "I had a feeling there would be mixed reactions, so let me get into it," Ryan responded. He was later jeered when he accused Obama of robbing Medicare of $716 billion to pay for ObamaCare, and also when he touted the Republican ticket's plan to augment Medicare with a voucher for private insurance. Obama spoke to the AARP attendees earlier in the day via satellite, and by all accounts enjoyed a warmer reception.

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