Congressman Paul Ryan’s message to America … fiscal responsibility

Congressman Paul Ryan promised a budget that tackles America’s fiscal train wreck. He has delivered. Watch his video. Leadership!

Take a moment t o watch the whole thing.


Here’s a link to his WSJ article. And here’s Ed Morrissey’s take:

Paul Ryan may be Barack Obama’s worst nightmare. On the day after Obama launched his re-election bid with a soft, ambiguous, and oddly passive ad imploring people to come to his rescue, Ryan and his team have released a sharp, focused three-minute video on his plan to rescue America from its looming debt and entitlement crises. Obama and his fellow Democrats have chosen not to lead for short-term political gain. Ryan fills the leadership vacuum in three minutes, explaining the nature of the crisis in easily-understood terms, and the solution to it — cutting spending. If we don’t do that now, the federal government will have to take nearly 50% of the American economy in 40 years to meet its obligations


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  1. TomL on April 5, 2011 at 4:39 am

    Paul Ryan is the man to lead us out of our fiscal mess.

  2. Plainvillian on April 5, 2011 at 4:44 am

    Look for the Paul Krugman attack and response to be repeatedly aired and printed.  The collectivist planners will circle their wagons and their media friends will try to bury the truth and validity of Ryan's logic.  America in the 21st century.

    • Dimsdale on April 5, 2011 at 5:02 am

      Krugman's Nobel came from the same grab bag (bag of tricks?) as Øbama's.  He is a tool of the left and is unprofessional enough to let it cloud his thinking.

  3. Don Lombardo on April 5, 2011 at 4:59 am

    Ryan could never get elected in the Peoples Republic of Connecticut.

    • Dimsdale on April 6, 2011 at 5:38 am

      Heck, Malloy is planning to tax him just for coming here!

  4. Fran SJ on April 5, 2011 at 5:41 am

    Oh my, it is about darn time someone acknowledges the elephant in the room!   We have to start somewhere and he is the only one who has come up with a plan that will actually begins to tackle what needs done.    While I am sure that it won't be 100% of what I think it needs to propose, I will support a plan that will actually stops the astronomical spending and government growth.   There will be always time down the road to address remaining issues once triage has been done.

  5. lauraw on April 5, 2011 at 7:00 am

    Ryan's Plan: "Necessary But Not Sufficient," according to Geoff at Ace of Spades HQ:

    With charty goodness.

    "This is what the President and his crackerjack economic team have wrought. A one-year deficit that is so large that it can only be paid back if everything goes exactly right. And if everything goes exactly right, we're still looking at decades before we can get back to the debt level we had only 6 months ago."


  6. TomL on April 5, 2011 at 7:28 am

    I just listened to a Democrat say that Ryan's bill was theirs last year and they wanted to bring it to an up and down vote but they didn't. The interviewer asked if he would support it and then the moron says no and goes off on it. He says Ryan's using OBM figures and they can't be trusted. WTF are we the stupid ones. Somebody puts on a suit and tie and the airflow to the brain gets choked off.

    • Dimsdale on April 6, 2011 at 5:36 am

      Yeah, and the budget they are fighting over right now was theirs last year too!!

    • BEA on April 6, 2011 at 3:24 am

      Aw, thanks Tom…but I think I'll wait until it's passed to see what's in it! 😉

  7. PatRiot on April 5, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Mr. Ryan ignored the "us vs them" bickering  and quietly went about working on a solution.

    Practical and pragmatic. 

    Is it too early to say that he has my vote.

  8. steve418r on April 5, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Paul Ryan is way to practical and has way to much common sense to be taken seriously by the elected officials.

    Next thing you know, he will be suggesting that we eliminate lobbyists.

    • AMP73 on April 5, 2011 at 4:22 pm

      Oh, wouldn't THAT just be a bummer…. eliminating lobbyists…

    • Dimsdale on April 6, 2011 at 5:37 am

      No lobbyists?  Then what will all the "retired" politicians do?

  9. AMP73 on April 5, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    I don't profess to be the most educated person when it comes to politics, but I have my common sense and try to keep up on it as much as I can. And I still can't believe how many people are roaming about this country that could not even tell you anything about a budget or that there is an issue. I hope something gets done soon, or this country is not going to be a nice place to live anymore.

  10. NH-Jim on April 5, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    What is there to argue?  The facts are indisputable and the spending must stop because I refuse to give 50% to the federal government.

    Thank God for the likes of Paul Ryan and Eric Cantor

  11. BEA on April 6, 2011 at 3:40 am

    Hey, it's all about "shared sacrifice"…if I have to slash and cut spending in my family then the gov't should be slashing and cutting their spending also.

    • Dimsdale on April 6, 2011 at 5:40 am

      They don't think taxes apply to them, so why should sacrifice?

  12. brianh on April 6, 2011 at 6:40 am

    Go Chairman Ryan! Give us more!!

  13. Lynn on April 7, 2011 at 8:32 am

    Ryan has been my man from the beginning.? But, I’m begging you, as wonderful as he is, NOT for President! We need his brain, ethics, morals, and commonsense right where he is Chairmen of Budget (sorry I forget the euphemistic bureaucratize for what they call his committee). He is steadfast and strong and we all desperately need him there. There is time to reward him, when we get this train wreck of an administration back to Community Organizing! Go Paul Ryan the Sexiest American!

  14. brianh on April 7, 2011 at 9:08 am

    Lynn…Chairman Ryan will run for Senate in 2012—I'd prefer it be president!

  15. Dimsdale on April 7, 2011 at 10:25 am

    The Dems had since 2007 to come up with a budget that didn’t make China a part owner in the country.? They didn’t: in fact, they demonstrably made the situation worse.?? Be it out of ignorance, political expediency or purest socialism, they took a (now) relatively small deficit and ballooned it out of all proportion.
    Term limits: doing the political purging Americans don’t want to do.

  16. Lynn on April 7, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Ok, Brian H the Senate is fine. He can still create and enforce the will to hold that line. But, as President he will have to spend too much time on foreign policy. We now have 3 Wars going even if the WH doesn't admit it.

  17. NH-Jim on April 11, 2011 at 5:49 am

    And, now, the demagoguery begins!

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