Paul Ryan at CPAC – Washington decides how much it wants to spend, and then makes taxpayers cover the bill

Two GREAT Sound bites here: 

First: 

You see, the Democrats, they call their budget a balanced approach.  The thing is, they never balance the budget, ever.  In fact, they call for another trillion-dollar-plus tax hike on top of even more spending.  If we did nothing, I mean not pass their budget, the government would save money.”

Second:

Noting that the amount of revenue Washington manages to collect from the American economy is actually fairly difficult to increase by manipulating tax rates, due to the drag they produce on the economy, Ryan said it seemed obvious that spending should match up with revenue reality.  He also objected to the new paradigm in which Washington decides how much it wants to spend, and then makes taxpayers cover most of the bill.  Instead, “We say to Washington, what we’re willing to pay is what you’re able to spend. Period.  Every family lives within a budget.  Washington should do the same thing.”

http://www.humanevents.com/2013/03/15/paul-ryan-at-cpac-2013-they-are-the-party-of-shared-hardship-we-are-the-party-of-equal-opportunity/

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