Paul Ryan: Vote for Romney if you want to end war on coal
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Paul Ryan: Vote for Romney if you want to end war on coal

Belmont : OH : USA | Oct 20, 2012 at 11:09 PM PDT
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Joe Biden (L) and Paul Ryan battle it out at the vice presidential debate

Paul Ryan attacked Obama on energy while addressing a rally of supporters in Belmont, Ohio, on Saturday.

Standing in front of a huge sign reading "Victory in Ohio", Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan told the crowd that if they want to avoid losing their jobs, they must vote for Mitt Romney because Obama’s energy policies cannot put an end to the war on energy.

"One thing Belmont County can do," Ryan said at Valley View Campgrounds, "if you head to early voting at your Belmont board of elections the one thing you can do is elect a man named Mitt Romney, who will end this war on coal and allow us to keep these good-paying jobs."

Continuing to attack Obama’s polices with just two days from the final presidential debate, Ryan blamed the president for raising gas prices and increasing number of layoffs in the energy sector.

"Gas prices have doubled since President Obama was elected; we are losing thousands of coal jobs; we have a 100 coal plants that are scheduled to close; and thousands more jobs are on the chopping block. When you take a look at all his assault on oil and gas, he’s closing down oil and gas on our federal lands; he’s making it harder for us to get it overseas," Ryan said.

The southeastern Ohio is considered to play a vital role for Romney on Nov. 6, since the majority is in favor of the Republican. Polls show the gap is narrowing with Mitt Romney quickly catching up with Obama in the battleground state.

Earlier in the day, Ryan was in Moon Township, Penn, where he told the crowd how Obama’s policies are hurting the country.

"Not only are these policies wrong, not only do these policies cost us jobs, not only do they mean that American energy dollars go to the Middle East, they are keeping us from having a boom, they are keeping us from having jobs, they are keeping us from making our pay checks stretch farther," he said.

The Obama campaign has denied the accusations, saying that the president’s upcoming energy program for the next four years incorporates all of the above issues and will cut the oil imports of the country by half and will support 600,000 natural gas jobs by the end of 2020.

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US Vice President Joe Biden (L) and Republican vice presidential candidate  Paul Ryan (R) at the vice presidential debate
US Vice President Joe Biden (L) and Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan (R) at the vice presidential debate
Wendy Zachary is based in Texas, Texas, United States of America, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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