Lost and Found: The Real Paul Ryan has been Found

I am not sure where Paul Ryan went after the GOP convention.  He disappeared on the campaign trail.  He was clearly inhabited by aliens when he voted for spending and tax increases during the fiscal cliff.  Thankfully, the real Paul Ryan has been located in the op-ed section of the WSJ today.  Mr. Ryan and the GOP will put forth a budget that balances our finances within 10 years and repeals Obamacare.  They do it by REDUCING spending GROWTH, not cuts.  No new taxes.  PRO GROWTH tax policy instead.  The left has already called it ‘trickery’.  They will say much worse before we are done.  That it is hurtful to the middle class and not fair.  Like kids on the playground, “that’s not fair” is their only retort.  Try that in your next business meeting.  See how you do.  Real leadership ladies and gentlemen.   

Our opponents will shout austerity, but let’s put this in perspective. On the current path, we’ll spend $46 trillion over the next 10 years. Under our proposal, we’ll spend $41 trillion. On the current path, spending will increase by 5% each year. Under our proposal, it will increase by 3.4%. Because the U.S. economy will grow faster than spending, the budget will balance by 2023, and debt held by the public will drop to just over half the size of the economy…

The truth is, the nation’s debt is a sign of overreach. Government is trying to do too much, and when government does too much, it doesn’t do anything well. So a balanced budget is a reasonable goal, because it returns government to its proper limits and focus. By curbing government’s overreach, our budget will give families the space they need to thrive…

The recent debt-ceiling agreement forced Senate Democrats to write a budget this year, and we expect to see it this week. I hate to break the suspense, but their budget won’t balance—ever. Instead, it will raise taxes to pay for more spending. The president, meanwhile, is standing on the sidelines. He is expected to submit his budget in April—two months past his deadline.

We House Republicans have done our part. We’re offering a credible plan for all the country to see. We’re outlining how to solve the greatest problems facing America today. Now we invite the president and Senate Democrats to join in the effort.




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