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  • What Others Are Saying About the Wyden-Ryan Effort to Save and Strengthen Medicare
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on December 20, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Entitlements: Health Care / Social Security , Economy / Financial

    Last week, Senator Ron Wyden and Representative Paul Ryan unveiled a new bipartisan plan to strengthen Medicare and offer expanded health choices to all Americans. Opinion leaders from across the political spectrum were quick to hail the plan as a breakthrough that could pave the way toward saving and strengthening a critical program that millions of seniors rely on. Wall Street Journal editorial: The Wyden-Ryan Breakthough “This is an important moment because it shows that the serious entitleme... Read more

  • Capitalism and the Right to Rise
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on December 19, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy / Financial

    Congressman Paul Ryan recently coined a smart phrase to describe the core concept of economic freedom: "The right to rise." Think about it. We talk about the right to free speech, the right to bear arms, the right to assembly. The right to rise doesn't seem like something we should have to protect. But we do. We have to make it easier for people to do the things that allow them to rise. We have to let them compete. We need to let people fight for business. We need to let people take risks. We ne... Read more

  • Lawmakers Offer Bipartisan Plan to Overhaul Medicare
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on December 14, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Entitlements: Health Care / Social Security , Economy / Financial

    WASHINGTON — A Democratic senator, Ron Wyden of Oregon, and a Republican representative, Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin, unveiled a bipartisan plan on Wednesday to revamp Medicare and make a fixed federal contribution to the cost of coverage for each beneficiary. The lawmakers aim to reshape the debate over the giant health insurance program by addressing concerns that have provoked fierce opposition to similar ideas in the past. Just as important as the details of their proposal was the fact that th... Read more

  • Ryan, Wyden back a new Medicare option
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on December 14, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Entitlements: Health Care / Social Security , Economy / Financial

    Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan on Thursday plan to introduce a new Medicare reform plan that would allow seniors to choose between traditional Medicare and new private insurance programs. The plan has some key differences from the Ryan blueprint that Republicans had rallied around earlier this year — and which Democrats had been united in pummelling in Congress and on the campaign trail as the beginning of the end of Medicare. The biggest difference is th... Read more

  • 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