Paul Ryan sums it up: “What we’re seeing is the failure of European socialism and the social welfare states”

by editor on May 12, 2010

Damn, we love this guy.

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) guested on Up Front with Mike Gousha this weekend. Here’s what he had to say about the Greek meltdown and the ongoing European financial crisis:

“I am enormously concerned. First of all, Greek contagion can spread to some of these other countries like you said. What this basically is… It is so ironic coming from the cradle of Western Civilization. What we are seeing is the failure of European socialism and social welfare states. What is basically happening here is this sovereign debt crisis could come over and spread to us. We’ve got to make sure we put in the right kind of fiscal controls, the right kind of balancing to prevent this from happening. Because what’s happening is the markets are questioning the viablility of sovereign debt. The markets are questioning whether or not governments are going to be able to live up to all the promises and debt that they have racked up… Sooner or later you run out of spending other people’s money with welfare states.”

Ryan 2012. Or maybe Ryan 2016.

Get the bumper stickers ready.

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GFT
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GFT

We need a balanced budget amendment and the Fair Tax system, beyond that we’re fooked.

SCDiver
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I agree we need the Fair Tax (www.fairtax.org) and was surprised there’s not an “x” in the “For” column next to Paul Ryan’s name. Anyone know if he supports it?

danybhoy
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danybhoy

What lefties don’t understand is the fact that liberalism & socialism don’t work. They believe it does work, but they just hav’nt tried enough of it yet. You see that in how they always say we need to spend more on education & welfare, despite the fact we have spent ourselves into the poor house funding them, libs say they need more $$$.

SCDiver
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SCDiver

Yes, and it’s always more of everyone’s money but theirs!!

Brian Boone
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Brian Boone

Paul Ryan is great must see T.V anytime he is on.

RandFan
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RandFan

pure fricken genius. This guy is amazing, and is definitely gonna be a dark horse in the upcoming election. I’d like to see him and Palin on the same ticket, in either order.

tracycolorado
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tracycolorado

Paul Ryan and Mike Pence , intelligence , common sence , morals , and alliegance

bilzot
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bilzot

Ryan is the No-BS Future of Americasn Conservative Energy. No forked tongue. One Face. Courage.

rs
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But politicians know that when you rob from Peter to pay Paul, you’ll always get Paul’s vote. Perhaps it’s time for a system where only the people who pay taxes can vote.

Oh yeah, that was the way it was when the country was founded.