June 26th, 2010
10:13 AM ET
12 years ago

Ryan hammers Dems on budget

(CNN) - Rep. Paul Ryan takes aim at Democrats for failing to pass a budget resolution in the weekly Republican radio and internet address Saturday.

“Talk about a recipe for disaster: Democrats are offering no budget, no priorities, and no restraints – yet all their taxing, borrowing, and spending continues unchecked,” says Ryan, the top Republican on the budget committee.

“With this budget failure – a first in the modern era – Democrats are missing a critical opportunity to provide the fiscal discipline economists say is needed to create private-sector jobs and boost our economy,” Ryan also says.
“This unprecedented budget collapse also sends a clear signal to American families struggling to meet their own budgets that Washington still doesn’t recognize the severity of its spending problem.”

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soundoff (39 Responses)
  1. maf

    Blah, Blah, Blah!!! It's only responsible fiscal policy when it is NOT the GOP in power! The Party of NO has short memories with regard to their unparalleled fiscal waste under the last administration. If the Republicans were not hell bent on bringing America down, maybe they could assist in getting some real work done!

    Mid-terms are coming. Hope those GOP resumes are up to date. Looking for work in the economy you created will really be difficult!

    June 26, 2010 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  2. ST

    Is Ryan aware that the people who prepared the recipe of disaster was his own party (GOP)! Pretending that he does not know the grass root of the disaster, does not rub off the truth, their failures and the hardship they caused to people!

    June 26, 2010 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  3. Keith in SC

    You mean kind of like the blank checks the Republicans kept issuing for years of the Iraq war?
    Sorry, I forgot - it's okay for Republicans to borrow money to kill people, but bad for Democrats to borrow money to heal people...

    June 26, 2010 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  4. Wmscot

    Where were you sir when the republicans were running up the deficits during the last administration ? Where were you when they started an unfounded war and did not have the capital to pay for it ? Where were you when they gave our financial health to the chinese so they could fund the war ?

    June 26, 2010 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  5. larry

    didn't Bush run out the clock......the republicans never paid for anything and now they want back in.

    June 26, 2010 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  6. Larry

    To lie is to be Republica.

    I'd like to know where these clowns get their comments about taxing. The tax refund I got this year was the biggest I've had in years.

    President Obama took steps with the stimulus that had to be done to help a crashing economy.

    As far as TARP is concerned, that was Dubya's. Remember, right before that clown left office.

    Republicans also conveniently forget that Dubya added $5.5 trillion to the national debt thru his bs wars.

    June 26, 2010 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  7. Capt. Snarky

    He has a point. Look at your own individual situation. You know you have X amount of Dollars coming in, and Y amount of money going out to Bills. You know you can garner Z dollars in credit. From there you have to find a balance where you don't outspend these factors. It's called BUDGETING.

    What .GOV has going now is just as Rep. Ryan says: A recipe for Disaster..........

    June 26, 2010 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  8. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Republicans have better come up with some answers because they are wasting time and money.

    June 26, 2010 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  9. bill

    cnn why dont you ask this congressman.about the party of no.also ask him and all repubs about.this outlandish statement of .APPOLIGIZING TO BP.for presidents holding them accountable. LETS GET SOME TRUTH OUT THERE.REPUMS 41 NAY ON EXTENDING UNPLOYMENT.i could go on and but lets get the FACTS STRAIGHT.

    June 26, 2010 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  10. Mark G

    The party of NO does it again, and this time my wife's unemployment check is dwindling down to one final check. You really wonder WTF is going on.

    June 26, 2010 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  11. stevegee

    How much more "change" can we afford?
    Vote Republican.

    June 26, 2010 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  12. B.H.

    Hollow words from a cynical, twisted, malicious, morally bankrupt GOP party that defends BP polluting an entire GULF and devastating eveyone's ecosystem and livelihood, protects big banks, shields big oil, and stands side by side with any other wall street giant BUT kicks America when it's down during these extremely bad economic times by not helping those who were laid off and are still unemployed with a measley benefit package/extension but spending us into oblivion by trying to use the military to prop up, reconstruct and culturally reengineer entire foreign nations like Iraq, Afghannistan, Pakistan whose people couldn't care less about us but take our money hand over fist though they have never paid one cent in taxes to this country. What a classic GOP racket!

    The GOP party is a disgrace to America. I hope the voters all across this nation, from the devastated South to the depressed North, the sluggish East and nearly bankrupt West, rise up and take it to the cleaners this fall and in 2012.

    June 26, 2010 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  13. Discernment


    For 8-years under the Bush/Cheney junta the Republican Party provided corporate tax breaks (aka corporate welfare) to BP, Exxon, and other energy and "industrial complex" which netted them $=TRILLIONS in middle-class giveaways. In addition, a million millionaires were provided $=TRILLIONS more in tax cuts that was indirectly taken from the middle-class.

    Now, the hypocritical Republicans are whining about a tiny fraction of 1% shift of finance moving back from corporations and the very rich associates, to the middle-class for teachers, roads, health coverage, and public services.


    June 26, 2010 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  14. Former Republican, now an Independent

    A fiscally conservative republican??? What a Joke!!!

    June 26, 2010 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
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