With U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., as Mitt Romney’s running mate, the presidential election is a stark choice between what Ryan has described as two futures…
“Will it be the future that looks like the America we know? One of greater opportunity, greater prosperity. Or, more of what we’re seeing today: debt, doubt and decline.”
Here’s a video compliation of Ryan’s vision, starting [see video above] with the Health Care Summit in 2010, where he methodically dissected the accounting of ObamaCare, earning him looks of profound displeasure from Pres. Obama.
Later, after ObamaCare was signed into law, and Ryan had turned his attention to Medicare reform, he attempted (as the video is titled) “an adult conversation on debt & entitlement reform” with U.S. Rep. Debbie Wassernman-Schultz, D-Fla., (now DNC Chair)…
In April, 2011, Pres. Obama invited Ryan, the Budget Committee Chairman, to his budget speech at George Washington University. While some were hoping for an olive branch, the President proceeded to trash the Republican budget proposal. Soon after, as the debate escalated, Obama named Ryan by name in his criticism. Here is Ryan’s response to the President’s speech at GWU:
In February, Ryan went head-to-head with Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner. Geithner famously remarks that while the administration doesn’t claim to have all the answers, “We don’t like yours…” which Ryan correctly identifies as a lack of leadership from the administration, which will only end up betraying those who are counting on these programs.
In April of this year, at the George W. Bush Center, Ryan responded to the President’s budget proposal, and Geithner’s comments, which he sees as bad for growth, which is the only real solution to the country’s fiscal woes:
More recently, Ryan has been discussing the need for quick action on tax reform, to avoid the “fiscal cliff” at the end of the year, when tax rates are slated to increase drastically on the middle class:
He later followed up this theme on the House floor, debating the Republican tax reform bill, on Aug. 2. The bill passed on an almost straight party-line vote.
Finally, last November, the Claremont Institute presented Ryan with the Churchill Award for Statesmanship. Here’s a transcript of his remarks and the video below…