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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  1. John PA

    And now, let's hear the truth. Another lead in article missing facts and details. How about reporting both sides? This sounds like another desperate stretch of the truth by GOP for their typical shock value. BS.

    June 26, 2010 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  2. chris

    As opposed to the great job Republicans did with the budjet, like leaving two wars out of it, or submitting a budget plan with no numbers.

    Republicans are totally dedicated to the axiom that if you repeat a lie often enought it becomes truth. They keep saying over and over again that the GOP is the party of fiscal restraint and the Democrats are a bunch of "tax and spenders". But if you look at the actual facts and not the rhetoric, deficits have grown astronomically under Republican rule.

    June 26, 2010 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  3. Go USA!

    This guy is a moron, even under the GOp no budgets were proposed or passed until the deadline in Spetember...as usual this is a GOP blowhard who is full of hot air...

    June 26, 2010 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  4. Nothing is too big to fail

    I hope Ron Paul is our President come 2012

    June 26, 2010 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  5. Keith in Austin

    Fiscal discipline to a Liberal tax-and-spend Democrat is an oxymoron!

    Our Liberal leadership is like a teenage crack addict with Daddy's Platinum AmX card!

    The pitiful fact is that the American Taxpayer will ultimately pay the price until Bozo and his band of progressive radicals are voted into obscurity forever!

    June 26, 2010 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  6. Bill from GA

    Here in Georgia, with a Repug governor and Repug controlled state congress, the government is out of money and needing $400 million from the latest spending package from Washington. All of Repugs in Congress from GA voted against it.

    We have a governor's race going on; the main opponent of the Repugs seems to be Nancy P, Pres. Obama, and Harry Reid. And the Repug candidates for governor want to cut state taxes. They never talk about the services they will have to cut, or the huge number of layoffs that will result.

    With the Repugs blocking any further Federal stimulus, we are about to feel the real effects of the Big Recession. They will then blame the Dems for failure.

    June 26, 2010 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  7. Chipster

    A Budget Resolution is not required. It's simply a laundry list of priorities and recommended spending limits for agencies. Considering the lack of interest that Republicans had in deficit spending when they were doubling the deficit for 8 years, Ryan is a little late with his complaints. Right now we're still trying to pull ourselves out of that hole. It's to soon to speculate about the size and number of the ropes and ladders for each department.

    I've yet to hear "borrow and spend" Republicans offer anything constructive. Of course, they would jump at the chance to offer more huge tax cuts to the oil industry and "drill, baby, drill."

    June 26, 2010 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  8. mamacoo

    Oh for goodness sakes. As if Republicans would even consider accepting anything the Democrats decide to do any way.

    June 26, 2010 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  9. GrassrootsNA

    What a crock of crap!

    June 26, 2010 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  10. Annie, Atlanta

    "Talk about a recipe for disaster:" That would be Rep. Paul Ryan's views on Medicare and Social Security. The only thing I don't know is if he wants to get rid of them all together or if he wants to hand them over to the banksters on Wall Street via privatization.

    I would love to ask him where he was with all this concern when Bush was trashing us. Or am I not supposed to talk about that any more because it's further in the past than our collective memories care to go?

    June 26, 2010 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  11. Jim

    Maybe if the Republicans would actually work with the Democrats on a realistic budget rather than demgaouging the issue, they could help get it done. Rather than blame the deficits on the Democrats when 90% of all the debt this country owes was created by Republican presidents, they could acknowledge that there is plenty of blame to go around and that stimulus is necesary to help clean up the mess they created. Guys like Paul Ryan are pretty shameless new converts to the concept of a balanced budget.

    June 26, 2010 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  12. once upon a horse

    And the Republicans are offering?????? So far I can't seem to get an answer to that question. The Dems may not have the biggest solution to what ails our nation, but so far all I have seen the Republicans offer is filibustering and being critical. Other than proving earlier this week that they support big corporations such as BIG OIL and seem to care less about the common Aemrican worker, I find nothing the GOP has shown at this point.

    June 26, 2010 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  13. bill486

    There has been no budget collapse, and after seeing the private sector's desire for self-regulation & honesty, I'm more than willing to let the government create jobs.

    June 26, 2010 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  14. Willy Brown

    Come on November. Time to take out the democrat trash!

    June 26, 2010 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  15. Jaimondrow

    No budget this year?

    June 26, 2010 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  16. Minesh - troy, MI

    Wake up America! The Dems are bankrupting us FAST.

    June 26, 2010 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  17. g

    wheres he been the last eight years in a cave, unfunded wars ,corp. america running foriegn, and energy,affairs,deregulation of everything ,out sourcing american job,s started with reagan,wonder why so many americans out of work the republicans helped there corp. friends ship all the jobs,then they say where are the jobs they know darn well where they are COMMUNIST CHINA

    June 26, 2010 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  18. a in austin

    Ryan, apparently your memory isn't working too good! Remember, it was the GOBP that got us in to the mess we are in today with the spending, no budgets, tax cuts for the rich...need I go on? It galls me to continuously hear about the state of the economy and such when it was all driven to the ground through your party. Your party has ruined millions of American dreams – the rich get richer, the poor get poorer as the middle class disappears!

    June 26, 2010 11:23 am at 11:23 am |

    Ryan in 2012!!

    June 26, 2010 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  20. danny

    Hypocrite!! There is nothing worse than this type of person. Is this his first term in Congress. That is the only way I will take back my statement. If not....what a hypocrite!!!!!

    June 26, 2010 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  21. Joe

    Do these Republican hypocrites have no shame?

    How low can they go?

    I would never want to have a limbo contest with them.

    June 26, 2010 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  22. Grace

    I am surprised that reporters have not hounded Congress about this issue, and they have not pried into this topic as much as they could have. Although Congress has failed a few times to agree upon and pass a budget resolution, they have NEVER FAILED to even try to propose one, making this unprecedented. This shows the American people that he is not concerned about reigning in spending by even proposing a budget. He pushes other reforms except this one, making him the most irresponsible President regarding spending in Washington ever.

    June 26, 2010 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  23. GI Joe

    The budget was not submitted on time in 2002, 2004, and 2006.

    The republicans (in 2003) would NOT extend unemployment past 6 or 7 months.

    I don't think the few republicans left in the party (that haven't been sickened by the lies, hate, fear) will probably vote against republicans this year. I changed to Independent in 2003 after paying into the unemployment system 45 years and being cut off after 6 months. Thank God a job opened up on the west coast at that time on a 6 month contract.

    June 26, 2010 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  24. Pat F

    Hey, Rep. Ryan, don't be a killjoy. Spending other people's money is fun!

    The Democrats

    June 26, 2010 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  25. Brendan

    Take a good look, America. This is the man whose idealist and naive ideology would turn this Great Recession into a Great Depression.

    We can't cut government spending now, and we can't raise taxes now. We have to get the economy working again, and right now the government is the only entity with the ability to do so. That's the reality. And that's what the government is for.

    I think Rep. Paul Ryan is an earnest, idealistic young man. I think that debate is what makes America's government great. But I know that Ryan's policies would be absolutely devastating to our country.

    June 26, 2010 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
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