Ryan's conservative stance extends beyond fiscal policy
August 13th, 2012
04:18 PM ET
2 years ago

Ryan's conservative stance extends beyond fiscal policy

Washington (CNN) – Paul Ryan joked at the start of a foreign policy speech last year that "it's nice to actually finally get out of my fiscal cocoon and talk about these issues."

The House Budget Committee chairman, a notorious numbers guy consumed by fiscal policy, then perched himself firmly in that cocoon by explaining to the conservative Alexander Hamilton Society that good foreign policy depends on a strong economy.

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  1. Four and The Door

    I don't share all of the conservative social views but do believe Paul Ryan is probably the best choice for VP out there. Here is why. First and foremost the Romney Administration will have so much to fix for the nation. The federal government is an ineffective poor excuse for management of our national resources and it can be so much better. Romney & Ryan are both big on action, not talk. We are sick of talk and speeches and promises. Enough already, okay Obama? How about some action for the sake of the nation instead of the sake of your liberal agenda or reelection ambitions? There are too many real issues to be solved for a sitting President to spend 2 months whining about tax returns. Let's get someone in the White House who can do the work of a nation instead of the work of politics. Romney/ Ryan 2012.

    August 13, 2012 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  2. Sniffit

    "I don't share all of the conservative social views but do believe Paul Ryan is probably the best choice for VP out there. Here is why. First and foremost the Romney Administration will have so much to fix for the nation. The federal government is an ineffective poor excuse for management of our national resources and it can be so much better. Romney & Ryan are both big on action, not talk. We are sick of talk and speeches and promises. Enough already, okay Obama? How about some action for the sake of the nation instead of the sake of your liberal agenda or reelection ambitions? There are too many real issues to be solved for a sitting President to spend 2 months whining about tax returns. Let's get someone in the White House who can do the work of a nation instead of the work of politics. Romney/ Ryan 2012."

    "Big on action, not talk" apparently means "several sentences of rhetorical invective without ever once citing backup facts/evidence or engaging in actual argument to support what really amounts to nothing more than fluffy conclusory statements."

    August 13, 2012 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  3. Namejkane fl SEND THE THREE TIME LOSER romney HOME AND MAKE IT FOUR.

    This is the guy who runs Gop goofs in the house and has stalled Obamas jobs and infrastructures bills in the house of rep ,and kept all you unemployed people out of jobs and tried to sabatage the economy to get the Gop back in,the white house .you want to put this Gop bum and romney the tax cheat in the white house you deserving what you get !!!!!

    August 13, 2012 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  4. American People

    Since WHEN have Republicans EVER been conservatives??????????

    Hey Mitt. The American People want to see your tax returns for the last 20 years to see you tax rate. We also want to know how many jobs you off-shored and how much money you have in off-shore accounts evading taxes.

    August 13, 2012 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  5. Scott

    Four and the Door, I would just like to know which planet you are on. We are on Earth. Where was your complaining about spending when Bush was in office? Romney has obviously decided he risks more in releasing his tax returns than he benefits which says a lot.

    August 13, 2012 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  6. karen

    I guess you all have forgotten GWBush was handed a budget surplus that the democrats had created. I am amazed at the historical revision some of u engage in. Do some reading and stop letting others do your thinking for u

    August 13, 2012 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  7. CanadaONE

    Ryan is not a true Catholic – he is anti women

    Listen to the song Ryan

    MOTHER MARY COMES TO ME – LET IT BE – LET IT BE – LET IT BE – SING SONGS OF WISDOM – LET IT BE

    Go home Ryan and learn to be a true Catholic – GOD is voting Democratic and with the women of this world

    August 13, 2012 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |