A Wisconsin Republican appears underwhelmed by President Bush's State of the Union address . Congressman Paul Ryan of Janesville says he's glad the president put the economy front-and-center, but he doesn't want to oversell the economic stimulus package. "The incentives for businesses to expand are going to be helpful," notes Ryan, but he says the public should not be fooled into thinking the stimulus package is going to "save the economy."
And on earmark reform , Ryan thinks Bush missed the boat. Ryan also says he'd like to have seen a moratorium on pork barrel projects — otherwise known as earmarks — and worries that increased spending will make the chances of a balanced budget less likely. Ryan backs the call to balance the budget by 2012, without raising taxes, and says he'll propose a plan to do that.