Full Speech and Q&A: Paul Ryan on debt reduction at Georgetown University

Rep. Paul Ryan gave an excellent speech this morning on the fiscal problems America faces and how his budget puts us on a path to solving them. He’s convinced that we can still avoid a debt crisis and added that he knows better than to bet against America.

He also took part in a question and answer session after the speech. Both parts are below:



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  • Did libs protest with birth control outside?

  • All the potential VP’s have speeches all of a sudden.

  • W.

    Rand Paul and Pat Toomey have budget plans that reduce the debt much faster than Ryan’s plan.

  • Paul Ryan is great in the Q&A.

  • Kordane

    Paul Ryan: “I reject Ayn Rand’s philosophy” – http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/297023/ryan-shrugged-robert-costa

    Just thought I’d put that out there, since a lot of people mistake this man for an Objectivist.

    • wow, after reading that i’m starting to really like him! Really!

      • Linky1

        I always looks at the source of an article before commenting.

        “Paul Krugman, the New York Times columnist, recently called Ryan “an Ayn Rand devotee” who wants to “slash benefits for the poor.” New York magazine once alleged that Ryan “requires staffers to read Atlas Shrugged,” Rand’s gospel of capitalism. President Obama has blasted the Ryan budget as Republican “social Darwinism.””

        Ahhhh…the good old New York Times, bastion of objectivity when it comes to Conservatives.

        When you read further, to what Ryan says – “These Rand-related slams, Ryan says, are inaccurate and part of an effort on the left to paint him as a cold-hearted Objectivist. Ryan’s actual philosophy, as reported by my colleague, Brian Bolduc, couldn’t be further from the caricature. As a practicing Roman Catholic, Ryan says, his faith and moral values shape his politics as much as his belief in freedom and capitalism does.”

        Read further and you’ll see him reject her philosophy while still seeing her take on economics is novels like Atlas Shrugged I’ve read that novel, read her treatises on Capitalism and her other works. Does not make me an objectivist, and more than it makes Ryan one.

        Once again, the Obama loving media are trying to paint a conservative as as bad guy. To be honest, these guys wouldn’t have the collective brain cells to understand what the Objectivist philosophy was all about, other than looking it up on WIkipedia and painting someone with a broad brush because it suits their narrative.

    • Linky1

      See my post below-put it in the wrong place.

  • 4Hoppes2

    “To clear the paths for laudable pursuits for all.” If nothing less than an honest attempt at reversing our present course and striving to attain that quote by Lincoln, half our current predicament would disappear. I love Paul Ryan, I understand the pressure his faith puts him under and applaud his ability to maintain his faith and still function under that pressure.

  • This is a lot to take in, but I like the way he lays it all out in plain FACTS. He doesn’t promise any rainbows, but he’s not a doomsayer either. He’s telling it like it is, and people better wake up and take note, because if we continue on the way we’re going and hear false promises, people are going to have a rude awakening.

  • Sober_Thinking

    Would love to see him replace Timothy Geitner. At least Paul Ryan seems like he knows what he’s doing and hasn’t cheated on his taxes.

  • 12grace

    Paul Ryan is brilliant and a patriot.

    • PVG

      Absolutely Brilliant!

  • I like Paul Ryan, but in the end, I don’t think it will matter who the VP is.

    It will probably be the bland Rob Portman, which is basically an establishment pick. Politics no longer interests me anymore.

  • We should be polarizing the fact that if we go north to Canada we can pay significantly better rates. Why wouldn’t a business leave?

    • Linky1

      While the US may have a high corporate tax rate, don’t get the idea that Canada is much better.

      We pay more in taxes per person than we do for necessities like food, clothing and shelter. Keep in mind that Canada has a socialist government for this same time period-very telling what cradle to grave socialism costs. Today, the province of Ontario, ruled by a Premier, very similar to Obama in his arrogance and spending, has just had its credit rating downgraded for the second time.


      At one time, Ontario was the manufacturing hub of all of Canada and now, is reduced to a “have not province, when it comes to receiving federal money.

      Taxes cost Canadian families more than food, clothing, and shelter combined….

      “over the past 50 years, an average family’s total tax bill has increased by a staggering 1,738 per cent, while over the same period the cost of shelter increased by 1,185 per cent, food by 518 per cent, and clothing by 500 per cent.”


    • 12grace

      That’s what obama wants…collapse us and criminalize Americans that can add something of value to our country.

    • 12grace

      Canada has been ruined by leftists as well.

  • Ladies and Gentlemen, our next Vice-President of The United States.

    • 12grace

      I wish he was running for President.

  • You can not get the economy stable unless you get rid of the Central Bank: The Creature from Jekyll Island.

    • 12grace

      And then get rid of the all the communists in Washington.

  • I don’t know how deep Paul Ryan’s religious faith is, but I do know he has absolutely no faith whatsoever in modern communication technology. Apparently, Ryan does not believe in videotape evidence.

    In a 2003 interview with The Weekly Standard, Ryan declared that he gave out AYN RAND’s Atlas Shrugged to all of his interns for Christmas. And in 2005 Ryan spoke at a DC gathering to honor AYN Rand by stating that she was the main reason he entered politics.

    Shame on Paul Ryan for his duplicitous attempt to mislead people of faith, but a greater shame on those who follow him.