So much has been verbalized about governmental out-of-control spending and what needs to be done that people’s eyes either glaze over or shoot blood. Nevertheless, the United States of America marked a red
letter number day yesterday.
We, the taxpayers, are holding $15 TRILLION worth of debt.
This is a good time to remind readers that earlier this month, Jennifer Rubin (Washington Post) called House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan to get his take on Mitt Romney’s spending and entitlement reform PLAN. She reports:
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Paul Ryan has nothing but praise for Romney plan
Nov 4, 2011
I spoke with Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) by phone a short time ago after the details of Mitt Romney’s spending and entitlement reform plan were released. It is fair to say that the often optimistic and cheery Ryan was downright effusive about the contents of the plan.
Ryan told me, “Look at what he put out! This is a great development. It shows that the elusive adult conversation is taking place, but all on one side.” He ticked off the proposals including block-granting, cutting the federal workforce and entitlement reform. He said, “This tracks perfectly with the House budget.” He was careful not to forget the other GOP candidates, adding that “Romney and others are serious” about real fiscal reform.
He dismissed that notion that conservatives should be “quibbling” over Romney choosing a 20 percent cap rather than 18 or 19 percent of GDP. Ryan told me, “This is getting government back to its historic size” at a time when the retirement population is growing by leaps and bounds. He added, “This is getting us toward a prosperity agenda that will allow the private sector to grow.”
Ryan said he’s been talking to all the candidates and spoke with Romney directly yesterday. Without wanting to go into the details of the conversation, he said, “I was very pleased with these kind of entitlement reforms.”
(emphasis added ) Read entire article here.
Meanwhile, we wait to see what happens with this.
To put our red numbers in perspective, gasp here.
► Jayde Wyatt