While President Obama will try to convey to the Nation that he’s a changed man and all about fiscal restraint all of the sudden during his State of the Union address, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) will step in and show Mr. Hope-n-Change how it is done!
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today that House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) will deliver the Republican address following the President’s State of the Union address to Congress on January 25, 2011. Last year – in an unprecedented failure – Congressional Democrats chose not to pass, or even propose a budget, punting on a duty that represents the most basic responsibility of governing. Chairman Ryan will deliver the Republican address Tuesday night from the House Budget Committee hearing room, where the Democrats’ spending spree will end and the Republicans’ push for a fiscally responsible budget that cuts spending will begin.
In making the announcement, the GOP leaders noted that Chairman Ryan is a leading voice for fiscal discipline and common-sense solutions to cut spending and create jobs. Known for his thoughtful and detailed critiques of big-government policies, Ryan has helped put to rest the Democrats’ argument that more government spending and higher taxes is the answer to most of our nation’s ills. His commitment to free enterprise and limited government make him the right choice to outline a vision for how a smaller, less costly government will help create the right conditions for the creation of good, private sector jobs.
Good move for the GOP.
I am glad they did not pick a newcomer, like Florida Senator Marco Rubio, to give the address. The last thing we want to do is ruin one of the best, charismatic Republican politicians to step foot on the national political scene. Remember Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s horrendous Republican Address to the Nation? Case and point.
Live coverage of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address begins at 9:00 PM on January 25, 2011.