He has the power to remake in his own Republican way spending from everything from Medicare and Medicaid to Tax policy and Agriculture subsidies. Ryan was probably chosen the way most people are chosen these days for good jobs. Throw your resume away and go work side by side with someone influential and if you do the right things , you will be the only choice for the new job out there. Nepotism is alive and well.
Ryan worked side by side with Romney over the last year and has agreed on some policy issues. They also with their families were on the campaign trail. Mitt was impressed with Paul’s leadership qualities. However, Paul Ryan since June, has already put himself on the re-election ballot to be a Congressman again! Paul is known as “the teacher” on Capitol Hill because he knows so much about the budget.
What is good is that Paul has worked the last 14 years in Washington in places in Washington in the past that wasn’t highly partisan or political but was instead focused on issues. Meanwhile, it doesn’t seem that Congress can get anything done anymore. There is so much arguing and stubbornness along party lines that agreeing on something is the last priority not the first priority
In the general budget he also wants to cut Federal spending way back. So, taxes go up and the benefits to the citizens are cut? That is a solution? This guy has NO foreign policy experience and NO private sector experience. All his life has been in political office in Congress which isn’t known for getting anything done lately. Why then wasn’t he a more vocal and well known person if he spent all those years in Congress?
No strides through his votes have been made in Congress on topics like spending, increasing the debt and profit sharing all an embarrassment throughout the Bush years. He was a reliable vote on TARP, the bank bailout, the wars, on prescription drug benefits and on tax cuts. Everything he says he is embarrassed by he should be held accountable for since this mess was created largely through the Bush 8 years, Obama is just a talking head not being able to tackle these problems still after his 3 years on office.