The road to the White House is only going getting tougher, as Republican Vice Presidential pick Paul Ryan was greeted at The Venetian resort and casino in Vegas by hundreds of union protesters picketing his finance meeting with billionaire casino tycoon Sheldon Adelson.
According to the Associated Press:
Protesters from the American Federation of Government Employees and the AFL-CIO, gathered in the plaza outside the hotel with signs like "Paul Ryan: Hustling for the 1%," and "Romney/Ryan Road to Ruin."
AFGE president John Gage, who was in Las Vegas for his union's convention, told reporters that they were there to demonstrate against Ryan's proposed cuts to the federal government and Medicare.
"Romney Hood, Ryan Hood, not in our neighborhood," he said.
"Ryan, Go Home," the union members shouted. Gage said his union has 300,000 members nation-wide and estimate that about 9,000 or 10,000 are from Nevada.
Yesterday Ryan was also heckled at Iowa’s state fair by an angry protester who shouted at the conservative to stop waging war on the poor. Seems like Ryan may have to beef up his security detail!