Republican vice-presidential candidate, Paul Ryan
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Could Paul Ryan's plans fix US debt?

US Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney has chosen Paul Ryan as his running mate for the 2012 election.

Mr Ryan, who is currently chairman of the House Budget committee, is known as a "fiscal hawk" and has called for government spending to be slashed to the bone while also cutting taxes.

Newsnight's Paul Mason analyses his economic policy and what it could mean for the US.

  • 15 Aug 2012
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