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WSJ: The GOP Budget and America's Future

Author: Paul Ryan
March 19, 2012

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In an opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal, Chairman of the House Budget Committee Paul Ryan (R-WI) stresses the advantages of the budget proposed by the House of Representatives over the one proposed by President Obama.

Less than a year ago, the House of Representatives passed a budget that took on our generation's greatest domestic challenge: reforming and modernizing government to prevent an explosion of debt from crippling our nation and robbing our children of their future.

Absent reform, government programs designed in the middle of the 20th century cannot fulfill their promises in the 21st century. It is a mathematical and demographic impossibility. And we said so.

We assumed there would be some who would distort for political gain our efforts to preserve programs like Medicare. Having been featured in an attack ad literally throwing an elderly woman off a cliff, I can confirm that those assumptions were on the mark.

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