Tuesday, April 19, 2011

We Need a Plan That Will Prevent a Debt Crisis

Here, on the other hand, is a serious man with a plan. Congressman Paul Ryan is interviewed here by David Gregory, who obviously disagrees with his approach. But what a difference! They actually have an actual conversation (debate?) about ideas, facts and numbers.

Congressman Ryan's plan may not be perfect, but it is the only serious option on the table right now. When the Democrats had control of both houses of Congress and the Presidency last year they failed to pass a budget. That is how confident they were that their economic ideas would be embraced by the American people in the November mid-term elections. Obama's budget in February just called for spend, spend, spend like there is no tomorrow.

The Democrats practically dared Ryan and the Republicans to put their cards on the table and tell the American people what they proposed to do about the debt crisis. So they did. And the American people were not happy about all the spending cuts, but for the most part they appreciated being talked to honestly as if they were adults. The White House was so spooked that they sent Obama out to give a speech claiming that he has a "plan" to deal with the budget too. He apparently came up with it between February and now. Maybe they did one on a napkin while reading polling numbers. It has lots of slogans like "win the future" and "we must invest" and it tries to pass off 2 trillion in tax increases as "spending cuts." How stupid does he think his fellow citizens are? Oh, that stupid I guess.

The Left has nothing but slogans from the 1930s and it has no principles, no plan and no real hope to offer. America (and the world) needs an adult in the White House. I sure hope someone can lean hard enough on Paul Ryan or Chris Christie to run against Obama.

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