Paul Ryan On The Economy
Paul Ryan appeared on the Mark Levin Show in order to talk about the campaign, the issues, hurricanes, and so forth. By the way, if you want a nice contrast between someone who actually is talking about the issues and someone who keeps talking without having anything to say I suggest that you compare Ryan’s interview to the one President Obama gave the other day.
While Paul Ryan touches upon many different topics, the following bit on how he would explain his and Romney’s economic plan really caught my attention (Transcript via the Daily Caller):
It is a reversal of Obamanomics,” he said. “It is cut spending, get the deficit and debt under control, stop the regulatory juggernaut, which is picking winners and losers in the economy from a central bureaucracy, to have regulatory reform, clean up this tax system through loopholes, lower tax rates for everybody, trigger economic growth, get energy from this country because we have energy in this country — all of the above: coal, natural gas through fracking, oil, nuclear — all of it, all of the above, get trade agreements that work for us because we can make more things in America, grow more things in America, sell them overseas, the skill-system we just discussed on education for people K-12 and above and we’ve basically got to send a signal that we’re not going to have a mountain of uncertainty plaguing the economy at the first of the year, but a liberation.”
The idea is growth, opportunity and it is to not look at people who are successful in society with envy or resentment, but with pride,” he continued. “We’re happy when people are successful in America. We want more people to be successful in America. The job of government is not to fix the pie and redistribute the slice of the pie. The job of government is to protect our natural rights, promote equality of opportunity so that entrepreneurs, small businesses — the American people can grow the pie and we can have growth of opportunity. That is what the Romney-Ryan administration is going to do from day one.
I might just go and order another Romney/Ryan mug because of that. Well said.