Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Ryan Is Republican Point Man

Paul Ryan is not afraid to say what he thinks will help the American economy and the people, much to the dismay even of many Republicans. We need more representatives like him to get the discussions going on how to rein in Federal spending and growth and promote the Freedom guaranteed to us by the Founders.

While unknown to most Americans, Mr. Ryan, 40 years old, has established himself as a leading conservative thinker on federal spending, shaped in part by his early work for supply-side icon Jack Kemp.

Now, Republicans not only have made Mr. Ryan chairman of the House Budget Committee, but on Tuesday the House is expected to vote to give him unprecedented powers to force spending cuts for the current fiscal year. That authority will allow Mr. Ryan to act unilaterally in setting an overall spending level for the rest of the year, a job usually handled by his full panel.

Hours later, Mr. Ryan will speak to the nation in a televised address following Mr. Obama's remarks to a joint session of Congress. He was chosen for the role by House Speaker John Boehner and Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell.

Read full WSJ article here.

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