Paul Ryan: What real leadership looks like


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Folks, we had better start listening to Paul Ryan, because we’re heading down the same road as Greece and very soon our debt is going to spiral out of control. It will reach a tipping point and we won’t be able to do anything to stop it. It’s an election year and both sides appear to be playing politics with our future. They don’t want to deal with this debt crisis because it’s the silly season when politicians paint a picture of rainbows and unicorns for the electorate. They want us feeling good about ourselves and buying into the empty promises they’re trying to sell us. Paul Ryan is one of the few elected official in Washington these days who is daring to stand on principles and tell the American people what the score really is in regards to our debt crisis. That is what leadership is about folks. Leadership is doing the right thing no matter what the cost. The first clip is from a few weeks ago.

You can hear in his voice how frustrated and disgusted he is with his colleagues for not passing a budget, because like he said you don’t even have a starting point to address this problem without a budget. It starts and ends with a budget.  Instead we have continuing spending resolutions that continue to increase our debt at record levels.  This past Sunday on ABC’s This Week he discussed the budget, Medicare, Social Security, and partisan politics.  Below is a clip from his interview.

While Representative Ryan offers up ideas and solutions to help restore America, his partisan minded colleagues play politics with our future and our children’s future. He is speaking up and warning us of what America faces if we don’t get a handle on our spending problems.  He too is running for reelection this November, and yet he is not afraid to tell us the cold hard truth.  This is the kind of leadership that is needed to turn this thing around and unfortunately it’s lacking in D.C. these days.  Congressman Ryan cares about America and he sees what America will look like if we don’t correct course. I applaud Congressman Ryan for his efforts and his willingness to stand up for each of us. This is what real leadership looks like.

Liberty forever, freedom for all.

Original Post:  The Sentry Journal

  • Let’s face it. Even elected officials don’t want to face what we’re facing. I can only assume they have hidden somewhere in some legislation that their benefits and pensions would be the very last ones to be cut–after everyone else’s social security, federal pensions, medicare, etc. They are just like teenagers who can’t see past Saturday night. They can’t see past their next election.

    • I agree they don’t want to deal with the problem. They are more concerned with getting reelected than saving the nation. How sad is that?

  • PS–we may actually be better off with a bunch of teenagers than the majority in congress right now.

  • John, I agree that Paul Ryan is one of handful of good guys. But, IMHO, he and the others are still not addressing the most serious problem. What could be more important than our spiraling debt? Servicing that debt. Because the Fed is keeping interest rates low and scamming the world that we have inflation under control, the US can borrow money at almost no cost, The moment the world realizes that we don’t have inflation under control, they will demand higher returns before they allow us to rollover our debt and to borrow more. When that happens, which could be at any time, they party will come to a sudden stop,

    • The way I see it Jim is the first step in getting our debt under control is actually passing a budget. A budget creates the framework and limitations on spending that is needed. It doesn’t solve everything, but it is a major step. Who would have thought five years ago we would be pleading for our elected officials to pass a budget. It’s a constitutional responsibility they are mandated to do that they’re choosing to ignore. This is why I believe they are derelict in their duties and should be voted out if they voted against a budget or to shelve a budget.

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  • The longer it goes, the more i’m convinced that things will only change when actual pain starts to strike. It seems to be the only way we do things these days, we don’t preempt bad things from happening anymore, we weasel around until we get smacked in the face and the sting of it becomes the motivation to change.

    The west will only stop spending when those giving us the money refuse to give us any more.

    • You’re probably right. It will take more pain for people and our elected officials to wake up. Why wait. Let’s start this November by throwing out of office all those who stood in the way on passing a budget.