POLITICS -- August 28, 2012 at 11:01 AM EDT
Super PAC Founder: Keep Government Out of 'Bedroom and Bank Account'
John Ramsey, the 22-year-old founder of the "Liberty for All" Super PAC, tells NewsHour correspondent Hari Sreenivasan his inspiration came from trying to get beyond "politics as usual" and "keeping government out of the bedroom and the bank account."
"Both parties are uniquely the same it seems like -- different rhetoric, of course -- but they both intrinsically grow the size of government, and that's against our values," Ramsey said Monday at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. The candidates his organization supports are more in tune with Texas Republican and presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, and he wants to remind people they have a choice besides the two mainstream parties.
Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's pick for a running mate, gets a lot of attention for his budget plan, said Ramsey, but it wouldn't do enough to cut government spending.
"We're $16 trillion in debt now," he said. "We've got to send people to D.C. who are serious about cutting and serious about the debt problem."