ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (WFRV) - Heavy hitters in the presidential race are zeroing in on Wisconsin.
Vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan was in the Green Bay area Wednesday.
An energized crowd heard an energized message from Ryan.
"We need to run at our problems, not away from our problems," he said during his speech at Fulfillnet, a local direct mailing company. "We need to have some census building, common ground to fix these problems, not blaming other people and playing politics. That's the kind of leadership we need."
Ryan pointed to problems he said were created under President Obama's leadership, such as a mounting national deficit, high unemployment rates, and business owners inability to hire new workers.
"The Canadians just lowered their tax rate on all of their businesses to 15% last January," explained Ryan. "Most other countries tax their businesses at 25% or less and President Obama wants the top tax rate on businesses like this to go above 40% in January so he can spend it in Washington."
Ryan said he and Mitt Romney have what it takes to get the country moving in the right direction.
"We can cut spending, we can get this budget balanced and pay off this debt," said Ryan. "We can get behind small businesses. We can get people back to work. We can get people out of poverty and back in the middle class. We can increase take home pay we can get America back on track and give our kids a debt free future."
This was Paul Ryan's 11th day spent campaigning in Wisconsin since he was named as Mitt Romney's running mate back in August.