Skip to comments.Time for Another Paul Ryan Presidential Campaign Ad
Posted on 03/20/2012 7:50:17 AM PDT by Shery
Not as dramatic as his first presidential ad, but that one was designed to set the mood. This is where he starts putting policy meat on the bone. Next, I assume, will come the foreign policy ad and then the values ad, and then boom he wins the Wisconsin primary as a write-in on April 3 and suddenly the convention is pandemonium.
Seriously, this is the teaser for tomorrows big House GOP budget rollout. The headline is already written: Ryan wants just two income tax rates instead of six, the top one of which would be 25 percent 10 points lower than the current top rate. Lots of party of the rich demagoguery coming our way in the a.m. While we wait, though, read Ryans op-ed in tomorrows WSJ laying out the other nuts and bolts of the plan.
As shown in the nearby chart, our budget tackles this crisis head-on by cutting debt as a share of the economy by roughly 15% over the next decade, putting the nations finances on a path to balance, and paying off the debt. By contrast, the presidents budget pushes debt as a share of the economy even higher. In his budgets own words, it allows the governments fiscal position to gradually deteriorate after 2022
Our budgets Medicare reforms make no changes for those in or near retirement. For those who will retire a decade from now, our plan provides guaranteed coverage options financed by a premium-support payment. And this year, our budget adds even more choices for seniors, including a traditional fee-for-service Medicare option.
We also introduce a competitive-bidding process to determine the growth of governments financial contribution to Medicare. Forcing health plans to compete against each other is the best way to achieve high-quality coverage at the lowest cost, and implementing these reforms in Medicare can have the effect of lowering health-care costs for everyone. This is the key to increasing access and affordability while preventing government debt from threatening the health security of seniors and the economic security of all Americans
We reject calls to raise taxes, but revenue nevertheless remains steady under our budget because we close special-interest loopholes. More important, our reforms will grow the economyand the faster the economy grows, the more revenue the government will have to meet its priorities and start paying down the debt.
Hes got bipartisan cover from Ron Wyden on his Medicare reform plan this year so the Ryan wants to kill grandma messaging will have to be slightly more nuanced than in the past.
I think he would be trashed for being young. It would be Quail all over again. He just turned 40. He is great but he would be demeaned big time by the liberal media.
“I think he would be trashed for being young.”
The leftist media and the Rats trash anyone and everyone conservative for something.
Ryan is much better than Quayle. I would vote for him in a heartbeat. Except he isn’t running this time.
I would vote for Ryan too. I was just reminding people that his youth would be an issue (not that they didn’t know that already. :-) )
We have had proof in the last years that old age isn’t necessarily a path to the WH.
In 08, we had an ancient old fart. This time we have two in the primaries. Apparently wisdom doesn’t always come with age. LOL
That fits my dream scenario: a deadlocked convention brings the party together with a Ryan-Rubio ticket that sweeps the election in the fall, thus securing control of the White House for the next 16 years. President Ryans first cabinet appointment is Sarah Palin as Secretary of Energy, and we all drive happily off into the future on $1.99 gas.
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