Congressman Paul Ryan Rips Obama

by Sal on March 3, 2009

in Economy,Politics

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) had some choice words to say regarding Obama’s budget and his tone during opening remarks for the House Committee on the Budget, to Peter Orzag, director of OMB.  Speaking on the Budget:

But what’s most distressing about this budget is that it takes a decidedly ideological turn away from the principles that built this country and built this economy for the type of governing system we see in Europe that provides a kind of economic and social stagnation we have not seen here in America.

On Obama’s tone:

Finally on Saturday, the president threw down the gauntlet. Rather than echoing the theme of changing the tone in Washington or bringing people together to forge a bipartisan compromise, he essentially said, “You’re either with me or you’re against me.” He claimed opponents of this transformation budget are quote, “Tools of special interest and the powerful.”  This is not changing the tone of Washington or forging a compromise. This is staking out an ideological conquest. It’s playing the oldest political trick in the book, which is if someone disagrees with you impugn their motives. Don’t debate the facts. Destroy their credibility and win the argument by default.

Ryan continues to impress as he emerges as a major player in Republican Party politics.

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