Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Paul Ryan: Obama creating ‘government-centered society’ of ‘debt and decline’

Wisconsin Republican Rep. Paul Ryan, the chairman of the House Budget Committee, said that President Barack Obama is creating a “government-centered society” that will lead to the “decline” of America unless the federal government changes its current fiscal policy.

“...On the one path, we’ve got the president’s path: A government-centered society, a society on the path of debt and decline — the path we’re on today. On the other path is what we’re proposing: A path to prosperity,” said Ryan at the George W. Bush Presidential Center’s “Tax Policies For 4% Growth” conference at the New York Historical Society on Tuesday.

“A path to actually getting us back onto growth, fixing these problems and pre-empting a debt crisis. And this November, what we’re asking for is the affirmation of the county to give us the permission and the obligation to put these things into place to fix this before it gets out of our control. … I would argue that President Obama is bringing us toward this government-centered society. He is putting his trust in government and this is a trust that puts us down the path of debt and decline....”