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  • Ryan Reiterates Support for Federal Worker Pay Freeze; Calls for Additional Action to Achieve Real Savings
    Posted in Press Releases on November 29, 2010 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Earlier today, House Budget Committee Ranking Republican Paul Ryan reiterated his support for a Federal civilian employee pay freeze in light of President Obama’s embrace of this Republican spending-reduction proposal. Regarding the President’s announcement, Ryan issued the following statement: “The President has done the right thing today by taking steps to check the explosive growth of government. This is the kind of cooperation we were hoping for when we advanced this proposal la... Read more

  • Rep. Ryan on His Medicare Plan
    Posted in Commentary on November 17, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Entitlements: Health Care / Social Security

    The following was submitted by Representative Paul Ryan, Republican of Wisconsin. More on Mr. Ryan’s plan to change Medicare and reduce the deficit is here. For Medicare to meet its mission in the 21st century, this critical 20th century program must be secured for current and future seniors. Medicare’s open-ended, fee-for-service model distorts the health care market, inflates costs, and invites fraud and abuse. With tens of trillions of dollars in unfunded promises, Medicare is on an unsustain... Read more

  • A Long-Term Plan for Medicare and Medicaid
    Posted in HBC Publications on November 17, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Entitlements: Health Care / Social Security , Economy / Financial

    Our Goal The Medicare and Medicaid programs are currently the primary drivers of upward pressure on the Federal budget. We aim to show a path to achieving the Co-Chairs’ goal of containing the growth this program to GDP +1 percent and to demonstrate that Republicans and Democrats can come together to reform entitlements. Proposal for Medicare Reform Create a Sustainable Medicare Program for the 21st Century A new Medicare program should be created for future retirees (those who first become elig... Read more

  • Stop the Tax Hikes
    Posted in Commentary on November 15, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    Congress should act now to prevent across-the-board tax increases from hitting nearly all Americans on Jan. 1. Sustained job creation and economic growth are urgently needed — higher tax rates are not. The failure to take decisive action on this issue further heightens the uncertainty holding our economy back. It would be a mistake to increase taxes on any American family, worker or job creator. President Obama continues to make the case for raising the top two income tax rates, and raising tax ... Read more

  • Into the Budget Breach
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on November 15, 2010 | Preview rr

    After years of disciplined preparation, Paul D. Ryan, Republican of Wisconsin, is about to confront the challenge he’s been waiting for since his days as a Capitol Hill intern. He’s getting ready to take the helm of the House Budget Committee, moving up from ranking Republican as a result of the GOP sweep in the midterm elections. It’s not your ordinary Budget Committee, though. It’s the Budget Committee amid blaring alarms and dire prophecies about a national debt that simply can’t continue. It... Read more

  • Camp, Ryan, Hensarling Joint Statement on Bowles-Simpson Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on November 10, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Entitlements: Health Care / Social Security

    WASHINGTON – Fiscal Commission members Dave Camp (R-MI), Paul Ryan (R-WI), and Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) issued the following joint statement in reaction to the preliminary proposal made by Fiscal Commission chairmen Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles: “We appreciate the leadership of Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles on the Fiscal Commission, and their shared commitment to addressing our pressing fiscal challenges. This is a provocative proposal, and while we have concerns with some of their specifics, ... Read more

  • CBO Confirms Obamacare Will Increase Drug Prices
    Posted in Press Releases on November 4, 2010 | Preview rr

    Washington – In response to a request from House Budget Committee Ranking Republican Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the Congressional Budget Office [CBO] confirmed that President Obama’s massive health care law will increase prescription drug prices. The CBO confirms the range of onerous restrictions and requirements will drive health care costs up, at odds with the claims made by its proponents. CBO’s letter specifies that manufacturers will have an incentive to raise drug prices and that, as a result... Read more

  • How the Republicans can fulfill their pledge
    Posted in Commentary on November 3, 2010 | Preview rr

    America’s electorate has forcefully repudiated the party in power – again. In 2006 it fired a Republican party that had strayed from its principles. Then in 2008, in the midst of a financial crisis, the Democrats misinterpreted a mandate for change and President Barack Obama sought to remake America in his own image. Voters have now rejected this overreach. The question is, what comes next? Today America’s government stands divided. But we can all recognise that our current policy mix – borrow a... Read more

  • Paul Ryan’s Invitation for Solutions Met (again) with Misleading Attacks
    Posted in Press Releases on October 21, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Entitlements: Health Care / Social Security

    A recent analysis by the Social Security Administration's Office of the Chief Actuary [OACT] of bipartisan reform proposals has been falsely touted as an official score of Congressman Paul’s Ryan legislative reform plan “A Roadmap for America’s Future.” Ryan’s plan makes no changes to Social Security for those over the age of 54, while offering reforms that strengthen Social Security for future generations. OACT’s analysis came in response to a request from Congressman Earl Pomeroy to analyze ch... Read more

  • Paul Ryan: Too Much Spending, Too Few Jobs
    Posted in Press Releases on October 15, 2010 | Preview rr

    Washington – The Federal Government’s budget deficit for the fiscal year 2010 hit $1.3 trillion, according to a report released earlier today by the U.S. Treasury Department. This marks the second straight year the Federal government spent more than one trillion dollars in borrowed money, and the first time in modern history that the U.S. House of Representatives failed to pass a budget to account for their fiscal mismanagement. In response to Treasury’s findings, House Budget Committee Ranking ... Read more