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  • Line-item veto would slow down Washington’s big spenders
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on November 30, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Economy / Financial

    Members of Congress, even with supercommittee powers, are incapable of cutting spending. With the public debt growing more and more out of control, something has to be done. So House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, joined his ranking member, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, Maryland Democrat, in reviving the idea of a line-item veto on Wednesday. Mr. Van Hollen explained in an interview with The Washington Times that this is an idea both political parties can support. “We obviou... Read more

  • Ryan: Rather than Exploit Anxiety & Fear, Let’s Address It, Let’s Heal It.
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on November 3, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy / Financial

    Earlier today, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan joined MSNBC’s Morning Joe to advance principled, pro-growth reforms, and express disappointment at the President’s failed policies. On President Obama’s Inability to Defend His Record “Look, I think [the President] can’t run on his record because the results are fairly dismal…I’m very concerned that his rhetorical shift has turned away from being a uniter toward more of a divider - preying on resentment and envy, pitting people against ea... Read more

  • Highlights from Paul Ryan’s Speech at The Heritage Foundation
    Saving the American Idea: Rejecting Fear, Envy and the Politics of Division

    Posted in In Case You Missed It on October 27, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy / Financial

    A Disappointing Presidency http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNGjITVF4xY To my great disappointment, it appears that the politics of division are making a big comeback. Many Americans share my disappointment – especially those who were filled with great hope a few years ago, when then-Senator Obama announced his candidacy in Springfield, Illinois. Do you remember what he said? He said that what’s stopped us from meeting our nation’s greatest challenges is, quote, “the failure of leadership, the sm... Read more

  • ObamaCare Starts to Unravel
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on October 17, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Entitlements: Health Care / Social Security , Economy / Financial

    Now that one of ObamaCare's major new benefit programs has been scrapped, liberals are trying to make stone soup by claiming that the Obama Administration merely committed an act of "good government." They claim that when this long-term care insurance program proved to be unworkable, the Administration conceded as much, and now it's gone. So let's review the evidence, not least because it so perfectly illustrates the recklessness that produced the Affordable Care Act. When Democrats were pasting... Read more

  • Tax Reform Critical For Economic Growth and Job Creation
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on September 14, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Economy / Financial

    This morning, House Budget Committee Chairman and Wisconsin’s First District Representative Paul Ryan released a new video – 3 Steps to Pro-Growth Tax Reform - outlining a bipartisan path forward to simplify the federal tax code and make our nation’s economy more competitive and more conducive to job creation. In addition to a behind the scenes look last week, Rep. Ryan discussed the need for pro-growth policies in an interview with Greta Van Susteren. Excerpts of the interview follow: Watch Vid... Read more

  • Honest Leadership and Serious Solutions Needed to Lift Debt Burden & Grow Economy
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on July 14, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy / Financial

    Listen to audio here. On President’s Lack of Solutions: “Leading Reporters On Is Not Leadership” The House passed a budget to cut about $6 trillion in spending – a budget that actually pays off the debt. We haven’t even seen an actual plan from the President to fix this problem. The Senate hasn’t passed a budget in over 800 days. All we are seeing are Senate Democrats and the President basically outbidding each other on tax increases. The President is holding all these press conferences, but I w... Read more

  • House Budget Committee Hearing Highlights
    Medicare & Social Security: The Fiscal Facts

    Posted in In Case You Missed It on July 13, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Entitlements: Health Care / Social Security , Economy / Financial

    The House Budget Committee held a hearing today exploring the sustainability of America’s critical health and retirement security programs – Medicare and Social Security. In testimony before the Committee, the two programs’ Chief Actuaries, Richard Foster and Stephen Goss, underscored the threat posed by the unsustainable status quo and made clear that reform is necessary to ensure the health and retirement security of America’s seniors. Foster, Medicare’s Chief Actuary, detailed the access pro... Read more

  • House Budget Committee Hearing Highlights
    The Future of Medicare

    Posted in In Case You Missed It on July 12, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Entitlements: Health Care / Social Security , Economy / Financial

    WASHINGTON – The House Budget Committee held a hearing today on Medicare’s Future: An Examination of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). In her testimony before the committee, the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius sought to defend IPAB, the board of 15 unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats empowered to control health care decisions impacting millions of America’s seniors. House Budget Committee Republicans raised concerns with this approach, arguing t... Read more

  • Saving Medicare from Itself
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on June 27, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Entitlements: Health Care / Social Security , Economy / Financial

    At the heart of America's fiscal crisis is the looming collapse of our entitlement system. And the primary cause of that looming collapse is the explosion of costs in Medicare, the federal program that provides health insurance to every American over 65. Without major reforms of the program, there is simply no way for us to address the federal deficit, contain the national debt, or save Medicare itself from collapse. Medicare's woes are partly demographic. In 2030, when the last of the Baby Boom... Read more

  • The Facts on Saving Medicare
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on June 23, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Entitlements: Health Care / Social Security , Economy / Financial

    The House-passed budget, The Path to Prosperity, saves and strengthens Medicare for current and future retirees. According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), this plan would put the budget on a path to balance and actually pay off the debt over time – thus averting the debt-fueled economic crisis foreshadowed by the CBO’s latest report, The Long-Term Budget Outlook. Some critics of the House-passed budget have taken CBO’s analysis of its Medicare reforms out of context to launch false at... Read more