Paul Ryan’s “Two Futures”

by Ryan on February 2, 2010

in Blogs,Economy,Election 2010,Politics

Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan is a budget wizard.  You don’t mess with him.  As the ranking member of the House Budget Committee, he’s got the numbers, the intellect and the talent to flatten many opponents.  In a way he’s the 2000s version of Jon Kasich, who back in the 1990s was the major contributor to balancing the Federal Budget during the Clinton Administration.

Today, Ryan gave a candid response to the President’s $3.8 trillion budget proposal for NRO today.  Here’s the money excerpt:

“This budget presents a choice of two futures.  Don’t look at the president’s rhetoric, look at his actions.  His substance implies a different reality.  Not only is this budget worse than the last one, but it triples our debt within ten years, features gushers of tax increases, and relies on some partisan commission to do the heavy lifting on fiscal policy after the next election.  Make no mistake:   This is a budget aimed to advance the administration’s philosophy and ideology.  By increasing taxes and letting the country spiral into debt, this budget is a firm step toward transforming America into a collectivist society overseen by a social-welfare state.”

Wow!  I wish I could vote for this guy in my district!  Ryan goes on to say that it’s not too late to fix this financial mess and that it’s time for the GOP to no longer be merely the opposition party, but an alternative party.

This is exactly what the GOP needs to do in the 2010 Election — they need to give the voters a reason to vote for them rather than against the Dems.  The best way to do that is to put up articulate conservative candidates like Ryan in many districts nationwide.  Nationalize this election like Newt did in 1994.  Newt and company put the Republicans in that position and the Earth shook.  If there is to be another seismic event in our midst this November, the Right needs the message and the candidates to give the people a true alternative/contrast to the Obama Nation.

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Ken Kerckhoff February 12, 2010 at 7:14 am

I heard Mr. Ryan’s argument for a “flat tax” on the radio; and I wonder why he prefers it to “The Fair Tax” as represented by HR25.

Mike Huckabee seems to be the only candidate from the last election who actually read and understood the workings of The Fair Tax, having previously opposed it in ignorance; and then supported it in his campaign. I would like to read or hear Mr. Ryan’s arguments against The Fair Tax to see if they are the ones usually put forth by its opponents who are underinformed about it, or if he can actually refute it on merit.

I have yet to see it refuted on its merits.


Rod Copeland August 20, 2010 at 4:34 pm

I agree with Mr Kerckhoff. The FairTax is so appealing and makes so much sense that politicians will never support it. I doubt that many have read it or even considered it. Unfortunately its roots are associated with Neil Boortz a right winger.
That alone, hurts its chances of being seriously considered by many of the moderates. The FairTax will only become law if the public gets behind it and demands it.


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