"In Congress, he has been a conservative reformer from day one, proposing solutions to fix the budget process and our regulatory system. At OMB, he will lead the work he has started to improve the way government does the people's business."
â€œWeâ€™re going to give people solutions. Weâ€™re going to run on those solutions. So that if we are given the privilege of winning the election based upon these solutions, we will put these solutions in place and get our country back on track."
The presidentâ€™s budget is not so much a budget as it is a progressive manualâ€”a series of far-left proposals that would drive our country further into debt, stifle wage growth and job creation, and raise taxes on millions of hardworking Americans. (Read: make big government even bigger.)
Next Tuesday, President Obama is expected to submit his final budget proposal to Congress. Last yearâ€™s edition got a grand total of one vote in the Senate, so expectations arenâ€™t high in these parts. And in year eight, we know what kind of proposal we can expect: a bloated budget that grows the government.
The headlines say it all. After 7 weeks as Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan has faced his â€œfirst testâ€â€¦repeatedly. Perhaps to the disappointment of many in Washington, Speaker Ryanâ€™s opening days have been marked by steady productivity and a distinct lack of drama. Still, that hasnâ€™t kept the media from trying to inject intrigue whenever possible.
Hereâ€™s a quick look back at a dozen of the top â€œfirst testsâ€ that Speaker Ryan has takenâ€”and passed.