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Paul Ryan addresses voters in town hall near Green Bay

CREATED Sep. 12, 2012 - UPDATED: Sep. 12, 2012

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ASHWAUBENON- Voters were asking the questions at Congressman Paul Ryan's first town hall meeting as a vice presidential candidate.

It is a format he is very familiar with, Ryan says he's done 500 of these events in his 14 years in office.

One question came from a frustrated voter who wanted to specifically know if Congressman Paul Ryan will deliver on his promises in a timely manner. 

"Do you have a deadline? Because I don't want to spend eight years on another risk," said the young voter sitting on the stage. Ryan responded quickly: "The answer is yes."

It was Ryan's chance to claim President Obama hasn't gotten the job done.  Ryan fielded seven questions from voters while wearing his Packers polo shirt.

He told the mostly loyal Republican audience how the Romney/Ryan team will get people back to work.

"Number one, we've got a lot of energy in our country.  Let's use the energy in this country to create jobs and to create prosperity," said Ryan as the audience cheered.

Democrats say Ryan and the Republicans got it wrong.

"President Obama worked hard with the auto industry which has been very important to the upper Midwest to bring back the auto industry," said Democratic Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca, who talked with reporters before the town hall meeting in Ashwaubenon. "President Obama has specific plans in place to try to help build America." 

But Republicans believe workers and the middle class are not better off under President Obama and it's a question that needs to be asked.

TODAY'S TMJ4's Charles Benson: "What did Paul Ryan say today that makes you believe you will be better off four years from today?"
Tom Tuma: "I think he provided some clarity, not empty promises."

Polls show Wisconsin is in play with Paul Ryan on the ticket and voters in the Green Bay/Fox Valley could determine who wins Wisconsin.