'This budget never balances—ever.'11:55 AM, Mar 4, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee, slams President Obama's budget in a statement released by his office.
“The President’s budget is yet another disappointment—because it reinforces the status quo. It would demand that families pay more so Washington can spend more. It would hollow out our defense capabilities. And it would do nothing to preserve or strengthen our entitlements. The President has just three years left in his administration, and yet he seems determined to do nothing about our fiscal challenges," says Ryan.
“This budget isn’t a serious document; it’s a campaign brochure. In divided government, we need leadership and collaboration. And in this budget, we have neither.”
Ryan's office sends along these "Key Facts."
This budget increases spending by $791 billion over the budget window—and by $56 billion above the Bipartisan Budget Act levels in 2015 alone.
It adds $8.3 trillion to the national debt over the budget window.
It calls for $1.8 trillion in new taxes—though the President has already raised taxes by $1.7 trillion during his administration.
This budget never balances—ever.
3:04 PM, Feb 24, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The Republican chairman of the House Budget committee criticized the Obama administration's plans to shrink the defense budget in a statement.
“The House Republican budgets have consistently met the needs of our military leadership," said Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin Republican. "It’s disappointing that the President continues to use these vital funds as bargaining chips for higher taxes and more domestic spending."
9:24 AM, Feb 6, 2014 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
Testifying before the House Budget Committee yesterday, Congressional Budget Office director Douglas Elmendorf said of Obamacare, “[T]he act creates a disincentive for people to work.” He declared, “[B]y providing heavily subsidized health insurance to people with very low income and then withdrawing those subsidies as income rises, the act creates a disincentive for people to work—relative to what would have been the case in the absence of that act.”
6:33 PM, Dec 12, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
On Thursday evening, House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the budget deal crafted by Republican congressman Paul Ryan and Democratic senator Patty Murray, chairs of their respective budget committees.
The resolution passed with 332 votes for it and 94 votes against it. Sixty-two Republicans voted against the bill, which had the support of House leadership.
Hosted by Michael Graham.4:15 PM, Dec 11, 2013 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with editor William Kristol on the Ryan-Murray budget deal and "selfies" as a sign of perception over reality.
"What we’re trying to do is figure out the best way of maximizing our leverage to get the president to delay his health-care law."2:56 PM, Sep 16, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan, the Republican chair of the House Budget Committee, argued on a local news program that the GOP should delay parts of Obamacare, particularly the individual mandate. Ryan said that the effort to defund the law, advocated by some Republicans in Congress, would not stop Obamacare from being implemented.
10:14 AM, Jul 7, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
NBC's Chuck Todd said this morning that "the White House doesn't see a path" to passing an immigration bill by the end of this year:
A high-profile role in the immigration debate in the House. Jun 24, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 39 • By FRED BARNES
Paul Ryan has been pro-immigration since he worked for Jack Kemp and Bill Bennett two decades ago at Empower America, a now-defunct conservative think tank. When National Review ran a cover story, “Why Kemp and Bennett Are Wrong on Immigration” in 1994, Ryan wrote a 4,000-word rebuttal. It defended their opposition to Proposition 187, which denied any social services for illegal immigrants in California.
Obama "is holding the defense budget hostage for higher taxes."2:14 PM, Jun 12, 2013 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
During his opening remarks at today's House Budget Committee hearing on the Department of Defense and the 2014 budget, Paul Ryan said, "The first duty of government is to keep us safe. And to keep us safe, our strategy should drive our budget. But under this administration, the budget is driving the strategy."
Obama’s deceptive budget. Apr 29, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 31 • By JAY COST
Earlier this month, President Obama released his fiscal year 2014 budget, which calls for $1.1 trillion in higher taxes over the next decade, cuts of $400 billion from Medicare and Medicaid, and alterations to Social Security’s benefit rate worth about $130 billion.
9:01 PM, Apr 11, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan, the Republican party's 2012 vice presidential nominee, delivered the following address at Thursday night's Susan B. Anthony List gala:
For almost everything.11:14 AM, Apr 3, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer was asked Wednesday morning to decribe what he considers President Obama’s "precepts" for getting things done in Washington. “There’s almost no characteristic more important than discipline,” Pfeiffer responded.