Forget the potential Republican nominees for the nation’s highest office. The person that Pres. Barack Obama should fear most is U.S. Rep. Paul, R-Wisc., because Ryan knows the budget numbers and projections that should consign this administration to one term.
“We don’t need a good politician,” the House Budget Committee chairman said on Fox News Sunday. “We need a strong leader.”
“We strongly disagree with this proposal,” said White House spokesman Jay Carney, reported the Associated Press.
But what do the two men who headed Pres. Obama’s fiscal commission have to say?
“Paul Ryan’s budget is a positive step,” is the statement on TheHill.com from Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, whose own recommendations have been seemingly shelved by the Administration.
Writing In The Wall Street Journal today, Ryan states that his budget plan “cuts $6.2 trillion in spending from the president’s budget over the next 10 years” and cites a study that it would “help create nearly one million new private-sector jobs next year…”
That would be a good start to remedying what Stephen Moore identified in a recent essay inThe Wall Street Journal…
“More Americans work for the government than work in construction, farming, fishing, forestry, manufacturing, mining and utilities combined,” he wrote.