FULL SPEECH: Watch Paul Ryan speak at CPAC 2013



Paul Ryan gave a great speech this morning at CPAC 2013, talking much about how we are on the verge of a debt crisis and what it will look like when it happens. You can watch the full video below:

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15 thoughts on “FULL SPEECH: Watch Paul Ryan speak at CPAC 2013

  1. Hmmm, Mr. Ryan’s words and his actions don’t match. He’s an insider and that is being handled carefully by the elite power brokers.

  2. I really like Rep. Paul Ryan. He’s a good all-American guy who loves his country and wants to pull it back from the brink and set it back on course.

  3. Very uninspiring and replete with the usual platitudes. As for his budget it is simply not credible. People should actually read it and examine the assumptions.

    1. deTocqueville1 I have never seen a budget without assumptions. Budgets are made for future actions based on past performance. In all the years I helped prepare budgets for Boeing they were never without assumptions. Please define the assumptions that you know to be inaccurate or unreliable.

      1. blacki deTocqueville1 Of course not but his assumptions are not credible, have a look. Sorry but that was my point.

  4. I like Paul Ryan, however, I found his speech boring, lacking in stating any information that I didn’t already know.  Because he is a “budget” guy, I was hoping for more substance.   In 2012 I never really listened to any of his speeches so I can’t ascertain if this is his normal speaking style, or if he was a little “off” today.  If this is his normal speaking style, I do not think he gave the Romney ticket any “spark”. 
    As far as reforming entitlements like social security and medicare, everyone keeps forgetting that working citizens pay into these programs.  Just because the government can’t manage this trust money well and in fact have stolen from it, doesn’t mean that seniors need to suffer.  I agree that the age might have to be raised and alternate programs developed that the younger workers could choose as a replacement.  Medicaid needs to be overhauled because there is so much waste and corruption (probably much of that with social security and medicare as well).  I would rather see  Federal Government agencies such as Dept. of Education eliminated (states already handle it), the EPA strong curtailed and wasteful spending looked at in all govt. depts.  A graduated percentage decrease each year across the board would suit me just fine.  3% in 2013, 5% in 2014, 7% in 2015 and 10% in 2016.  In real dollars, not projected increases (those would be on hold for the duration).  This way the departments would not have a “knee jerk” reaction and have time to plan for their cuts and budget more effectively.

  5. I like Paul Ryan, however, I found his speech boring, lacking in stating any information that I didn’t already know.  Because he is a “budget” guy, I was hoping for more substance.   In 2012 I never really listened to any of his speeches so I can’t ascertain if this is his normal speaking style, or if he was a little “off” today.  If this is his normal speaking style, I do not think he gave the Romney ticket any “spark”. 
    As far as reforming entitlements like social security and medicare, everyone keeps forgetting that working citizens pay into these programs.  Just because the government can’t manage this trust money well and in fact have stolen from it, doesn’t mean that seniors need to suffer.  I agree that the age might have to be raised and alternate programs developed that the younger workers could choose as a replacement.  Medicaid needs to be overhauled because there is so much waste and corruption (probably much of that with social security and medicare as well).  I would rather see  Federal Government agencies such as Dept. of Education eliminated (states already handle it), the EPA strong curtailed and wasteful spending looked at in all govt. depts.  A graduated percentage decrease each year across the board would suit me just fine.  3% in 2013, 5% in 2014, 7% in 2015 and 10% in 2016.  In real dollars, not projected increases (those would be on hold for the duration).  This way the departments would not have a “knee jerk” reaction and have time to plan for their cuts and budget more effectively.

    1. Amjean I agree with you. Ryan is just not a speaker that can light up a crowd. He will not be successful at seeking higher office.

      1. Alborn Amjean Ryan is a financial specialist performing that service to his country. He is not a motivational speaker or an entertainer like Obama. Some one has to define the dull uninteresting subjects for the public so they can become educated voters. We can’t be ignorant and vote for the coolest dude in the Republican party like the Democrats do.

      2. Alborn Amjean  If we are all honest about it, many leaders, managers, politicians are not the best Orators but that does not diminish their ability to manage a government. Orators like Obama are the best people to win elections. My plan for successful elections is to employ as many orators like Allen West and saturate every township, city, county and state with them presenting the benefits of the Republican policies. In this way the smart voters will know what is best for them and those who like to be swooned by a cool dude will vote for those who make chills run up and down all parts of their bodies. We live in a world of too many sheep and not enough shepherds wanting to take the job.

    2. Amjean Paul identified the purpose of his speech as defining the necessity of a balanced budget. The importance of a balanced budget is the number one issue between the Republicans and the Democrats. The subject itself is not an exciting one so defining the need for one is not going to be exciting. Paul said what he had to say to educate the people not to entertain or motivate them. He made a good case for the need to balance a budget. I don’t think anyone forgets that we pay into the systems, we see it on our pay stubs every time we get one. What is not forgotten but overlooked is that government employees are charged with managing the programs. Turn the retirement and medical over to private enterprise like Chile did and all will benefit and prosper. Cutting wasteful spending is critical but we have to grow the economy by creating new jobs at the same time. There needs to be more revenue generated from jobs and production of goods and services at the same time.

      1. blacki Amjean   And you didn’t know all this prior to listening to his speech?  The fact is that I was a little taken back by how boring he was considering that Mitt Romney chose him to be the VP candidate.

        1. Amjean blacki  I knew the values of a balanced budget but his speech was being heard by millions of people. Paul’s task in the CPAC convention was to explain the necessity and value of a balanced budget, Rubio, Rand Paul and others spoke on different issues. The Convention is a group effort and not all subjects make one jump for joy. What concerns me very much in this short time we have to rebuild and overpower the Liberal machine is that Conservatives are constantly belittling everyone who makes a public speech. We would be stronger and more unified if we would praise the people for the good they say and do and then make viable suggestions on how to improve. Constructive criticism works best in private, doing so in public makes us appear to be divided and weak just like the Liberal press is telling everyone.

      2. blacki Amjean The group that he is talking to is not the ones that need to know this. They all for the most part understand that we need a balanced budget. He needs to be able to sell this to inner cities and those that are on the government dole. I am all for privatizing everything but the Military. He has to be able to make it more interesting and get some examples that can resonate with low info voters. I like Ryan but I think 10 years is too long to wait to balance the budget. The group he is talking to needs to be motivated to carry his message back to their communities.

        1. Alborn blacki Amjean  You and I are in harmony with our ideas and concerns but perhaps we differ on some of the details which can not be overlooked. Everyone who lives off entitlements whether they live in the inner cities or the havens of the deserts and rural communities across the country and President Obama need to understand the intrinsic value of balancing a budget. The group he was talking to was not just those who were sitting in the audience, his speech was broadcast across the world and is on YouTube. This may be a surprise to you but I personally know a large group of CPAC members and supporters who don’t understand or practice the economic principles of a balanced budget. It is impossible for me to accept the fact that there are people who believe they are financially wealthier if they borrow money and pay interest on it. There are situations when borrowing can make investors wealthier but borrowing money to live a more lavish life style is insane. 10 years seems too long to wait to have a balanced budget but then the DC numbnuts will not divulge enough detailed information on how it can be done any sooner. Every speaker provided a piece of the whole pie. Ryan explained the economics of a balanced budget and why we should have one and the other speakers motivated the people to do something about it. One speaker can’t perform the functions of the whole in the 10 minutes allocated to him.

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