The past year’s explosion of government spending, deficits, and debt has sent our nation barreling down a disastrous economic and fiscal course. At the least, I hope this proposed temporary “freeze” represents a genuine acknowledgement from the Obama administration that their policies to date have only worsened an already-unsustainable budget outlook, and must be reversed. I look forward to seeing the president’s full budget next week.
Tomorrow, I’ll reintroduce my own plan, “A Roadmap for America’s Future,” — updated to reflect the dramatic decline in our economic and fiscal condition — to provide a clear, comprehensive strategy for tackling our nation’s greatest domestic challenges.
– Paul Ryan, a congressman from Wisconsin, is the ranking Republican on the House Budget Committee Ranking.