Skip to comments.Ryan: 'After Four Years of Getting the Run-Around, America Needs a Turnaround' (Speech excerpts)
Posted on 08/29/2012 3:14:27 PM PDT by GOPinCa
Excerpts released by the Romney campaign from Paul Ryan's address tonight to Republican convention in Tampa, Florida:
"I accept the calling of my generation to give our children the America that was given to us, with opportunity for the young and security for the old and I know that we are ready. Our nominee is sure ready. His whole life has prepared him for this moment to meet serious challenges in a serious way, without excuses and idle words. After four years of getting the run-around, America needs a turnaround, and the man for the job is Governor Mitt Romney. ...
Obamacare comes to more than two thousand pages of rules, mandates, taxes, fees, and fines that have no place in a free country. The president has declared that the debate over government-controlled health care is over. That will come as news to the millions of Americans who will elect Mitt Romney so we can repeal Obamacare. ...
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I’d like to believe him and think it can be done. I doubt Romney though but will vote for him anyway. The alternative is just stupid.
Let's leave it at that. I don't want to hear further talk of Obamacare's replacement post repeal, unless it's lip service to keep the fear mongers off balance.
Seems to me like we'll need a reach around too if Obamacare is not repealed.
Any anti-Obama rhetoric? Is his name mentioned? C’mon GOP.....FIGHT!
I like Paul Ryan
I like Chris Christie
I even think Romney can do some good
There are 2+ million employees of the federal government and 535 member of congress and most of them see these guys are a real threat to their present circumstance, job, pay check, house and gravy train.
To think that these guys can “fix” this situation is ridiculous. Plus, what makes us think the guys who got us here are the ones to get us out of the mess?
Hope I am wrong.
Bigger agenda, since the Dems can filibuster
“Repeal to 1789”
So, are you recommending that we just throw in the towel and give up?
McConnell just spoke and his whole speech was anti-Obambi...I think this sets up the whole evening as attacks on Obambi
Yeah after four years of the run-around, Romney is here to at least give us a “reach around”
I do not recall saying that.
However, I do not think our problems can be solved by Washington nor do I think our problems are political in nature. Therefore looking to these guys to "fix" the circumstance is absurd.
No, none of us wants to give up, the problem is we have to define what “success” is here. If we win, we all are going to go through some really hellish economic times. And if we lose, we all go through even worse times.
The only way to solve what is wrong with our economy, health care, all of it is to allow the unpayable debt in the system to unwind (deleverage) itself through market forces and to stop allowing government to easily intervene and take external manipulation out of the equation entirely for at least several years.
The result of this victory, will be an immediate and severe depression that will make the 1930s seem nostalgic. Who is going to vote for tihs? /sarcasm on “I WANT TO VOTE FOR ECONOMIC COLLAPSE BECAUSE ITS THE RIGHT THING TO DO! SIGN ME UP FOR THAT!” /sarcasm off
How do you make voters go for that even if it is the right thing to do and the only way out? We tried to take the medicine right before Bush did the first bailout before he left office. We flooded Washington with calls begging them to NOT start down that path. We are Americans, and we will take it on the chin and get out the other side stronger. We should have done it then. But we did not. Now the pain will be an order of magnitude worse. Most of us will end up with nothing but the shirt on our backs if we take the hit now.
But that’s not the worst part. The very worst part is that not only can we not convince voters to take it now rather than later, we also can’t convince them that if we wait until the economic system falls under its own weight we will almost certainly lose our form of government, the Constitution and everything we associate with our way of life. We won’t be the USA any more. Something else will fill the power vacuum from a collapse that severe and there will not be any fixing it. It will be pure luck if we can retain any freedom and liberty at that point.
So, how does all this sound? Because this is where we really are right this moment, today. We can choose to lose almost all of our material wealth now, or we lose absolutely everything including our freedom later.
You won’t. You will do what is in any human beings nature. You will ignore it for as long as you can until it cannot be ignored any longer. I don’t blame people for this. It’s too big and scary to easily think about.
Paul Ryan has some solid budget ideas, but they don’t fix the problem. His balancing of the budget would work, if we were not already too far under.
A “turnaround” can’t happen until the pain is over. It hasn’t even begun yet. And he can not tell people this, because that would make him and Romney unelectable.
fighting will make the look mean /sarc
This election was over before it started
When I found out that Obama was going to attach my SS (again) for a student loan that was forgiven in November of 2011, I decided he was trying to take my money for his failings.
It took me 14 years of fighting to get forgiveness for that loan due to a disability that began in 1989, and there is no way I can be compensated for the time, effort, sacrifice and suffering that I went through to try and make it all valid. He needs a comeuppance of the NASTIEST kind. I hope he takes a long time dying. (Isn’t that a line from the book “Sho-Gun” by james Clavell?) Yah. like that.
Oh gee here come the positive people.
Paul Ryan did a very good job.
(would call Obama, “Mr. Obama”, rather than pRes_ _ent Obama,
in the Reagan way, however).
Awesome job by Ryan!!!