Rep. Paul Ryan’s Response to SOTU: We Need to Act To Limit Government Now

January 30, 2011

We did not see much coverage of Rep. Paul Ryan’s response to President Obama’s State of the Union speech last week in the mainstream media. The lack of coverage is a good indication that the Left in the media is afraid of the effectiveness of Ryan’s comments.

As Republicans in Congress move forward with cutting government spending, it is good to listen to Ryan’s speech again. Paul Ryan is the House Budget Chairman and will be driving how aggressively Republicans will reduce spending. He is also one of the most effective speakers explaining the current situation and what to do about it.

Limited government also means effective government. When government takes on too many tasks, it usually doesn’t do any of them very well. It’s no coincidence that trust in government is at an all-time low now that the size of government is at an all-time high.

The President and the Democratic Leadership have shown, by their actions, that they believe government needs to increase its size and its reach, its price tag and its power.

Whether sold as “stimulus” or repackaged as “investment,” their actions show they want a federal government that controls too much; taxes too much; and spends too much in order to do too much.

And during the last two years, that is exactly what we have gotten — along with record deficits and debt — to the point where the President is now urging Congress to increase the debt limit.

We believe the days of business as usual must come to an end. We hold to a couple of simple convictions: Endless borrowing is not a strategy; spending cuts have to come first.

Our nation is approaching a tipping point.

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