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Paul Ryan says Romney won't raise middle-class taxes

9:42 PM, Oct 17, 2012   |    comments
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JULIE CARR SMYTH
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan says the idea that Mitt Romney would raise taxes on the middle-class is a misperception being spread by negative ads from the Obama campaign.

Ryan was asked by a supporter during a campaign stop Wednesday in Columbus, Ohio, to dispel the notion. The Wisconsin congressman says he and Romney have cut taxes in the past and plan to continue to do so if elected.

Ryan joined 11 supporters over dinner at an Italian restaurant on Columbus' east side.

The event gave Ryan an opportunity to display his fiscal know-how, with questions on the federal debt, taxes and President Barack Obama's health care law.

Several dozen protesters organized by SEIU Local 1199 and ProgressOhio chanted and waved signs outside the event.

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