February 1, 2010

Two Futures

Rep. Paul Ryan, (R., Wis.), the ranking member of the House Budget Committee:

President Obama's budget "is not like most budgets, with some tax-code tinkering and spending." No, he says, "this budget is a choice. We are about to make a decision whose consequences will last for generations."

"This budget presents a choice of two futures," Ryan says. "Don't look at the president's rhetoric, look at his actions. His substance implies a different reality. Not only is this budget worse than the last one, but it triples our debt within ten years, features gushers of tax increases, and relies on some partisan commission to do the heavy lifting on fiscal policy after the next election. Make no mistake: This is a budget aimed to advance the administration's philosophy and ideology. By increasing taxes and letting the country spiral into debt, this budget is a firm step toward transforming America into a collectivist society overseen by a social-welfare state."

This is the same Paul Ryan who President Obama singled out during his meeting with Republicans the other day as having ideas worthy of discussion.  The President's budget is just really, really "out there" -- going in the opposite direction by far from what most Americans want.

I guess we just don't understand & need to have it made more clear to us.

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