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Paul Ryan touts economic plan in Raleigh

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RALEIGH – Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan highlighted a five-point economic recovery plan that presumptive GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is touting.

Ryan pushed hard against President Barack Obama's economic record at a rally in Raleigh Wednesday afternoon, saying Obama inherited a mess, but has made it worse.

"President Obama and "'fiscal responsibility" are words that don't belong in same sentence. He's become part of the problem," Ryan said.

He also pledged that, if elected, a Romney administration would repeal health care reform, also known as Obamacare. That line received explosive cheers from the crowd.

After narrowly losing in North Carolina in the 2008 presidential election, Romney and Ryan are making it clear this is a critical state they want to win this time around. This is Ryan's second stop in the Tar Heel State over the past week and a half.

Shortly before becoming Romney's running mate, Ryan sat down with News 14 Carolina and discussed his support for Romney's plans to turn the country around.

"Mitt Romney is offering a better way," he said. "Get out of this debt crisis, get back to growth and prosperity and basically people have a choice. You want the idea with the safely net, the opportunity society, or you want the welfare state with the debt crisis which is basically the track we are on with President Obama's policies."

Ryan is also expected to attend a private fundraiser in Raleigh and be in Fayetteville on Thursday.

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