Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Clear Difference: Ryan v. Obama

Paul Ryan will not give up, to his credit.

I have reintroduced my plan to tackle our nation's most pressing domestic challenges—updated to reflect the dramatic decline in our economic and fiscal condition. The plan, called A Road Map for America's Future and first introduced in 2008, is a comprehensive proposal to ensure health and retirement security for all Americans, to lift the debt burdens that are mounting every day because of Washington's reckless spending, and to promote jobs and competitiveness in the 21st century global economy...

The plan ensures universal access to affordable health insurance

The Road Map secures Medicare for current beneficiaries, while making common-sense reforms to save this critical program

The Road Map preserves the existing Social Security program for those 55 or older. For those under 55, the plan offers the option of investing over one-third of their current Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts, similar to the Thrift Savings Plan available to federal employees. This proposal includes a property right

The Road Map offers an alternative to today's needlessly complex and unfair tax code, providing the option of a simplified system that promotes work, saving and investment. This highly simplified code fits on a postcard.

(Details are at the link.)

Let's hope that Ryan's work will get the attention it deserves before ObamaSpendulus tanks the US.


Anonymous said...

I wish he would spend as much energy explaining why he voted for TARP.

Kiss of death.

See ya' congressman.

Karl K said...

Look, TARP was distasteful, but you need to remember two things.

First, Paulson and Geither and Bernanke REALLY thought the entire world was coming to an end. They were in panic mode -- the system was collapsing all around them and they acted.

Second, the banks have paid back TARP money -- with interest. Yes, AIG still hangs out there, but that too will end eventually.

So,yeah, it was ugly, but it had some justification at the time, and it is winding down.

Paul Ryan is a thoughtful Congressman, WAY smarter than Barry the anointed one. We could do much much is already happening.