Republican nominee Mitt Romney's vice presidential pick, Paul Ryan,and his positions in relation to small business will be under the microscope from now until November. Small business has emerged as a hot-button issue in the 2012 Presidential Election, and the VP candidate's policy proposals that impact business growth will be important in voters' decision-making.The native of Janesville, Wisconsin, has limited private sector experience. While he was in high school, he worked at McDonald's. During college, he spent the summers as a salesman for Oscar Mayer (and even drove the company's famous Weinermobile). In 1997, Ryan spent a year working in his family's construction business. However, the majority of his adult life has been spent as a congressional staffer, speechwriter, and member of the U.S. House of Representatives.A Tea Party favorite, Ryan is a fiscal conservative who believes in smaller government. He favors reducing regulatory restrictions on businesses and shrinking th...
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