Local 6's Lauren Rowe sits down with VP candidate Paul Ryan

Mitt Romney's runningmate talks about economy, healthcare

THE VILLAGES, Fla. - Medicare was the hot topic during Paul Ryan's visit to Central Florida over the weekend.

Ryan, Mitt Romney's runningmate, told supporters in The Villages that Medicare was there to help his family and the changes he is proposing will make sure it is there for future generations.

Local 6's Lauren Rowe sat down with the vice presidential candidate to see how his ideas to control our national debt could impact our local economy.

Ryan also spoke about the "Lilly Ledbetter Act of 2009" which supports equal pay for women. Ledbetter sued Goodyear Tire because she was being paid less than men in her company doing the same job. It's now law, but Ryan voted against it. When Rowe asked Ryan why he voted against the Ledbetter Act and if he thought women should make less than men, he said he was worried about some of the legal issues that were involved and the rash of lawsuits.

"I think the real question to ask here is 'what is this economy doing for women?'" Ryan said. "Women have been hardest hit in this economy. The best thing to do to help women is to not just get better pay, but to get a better job, is to get this economy growing. That's what the Mitt Romney plan for a stronger middle class is all about."

Watch Local 6 News at 5, 6 and 7 p.m. for more details on the interview.

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