Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) focused heavily on the economic problems facing the nation, as he provided the Republican response Tuesday night to President Obama’s State of the Union address.
Ryan, who serves as Chairman of the House Budget Committee, says he wants to work with the President to restrain federal spending. The Janesville Republican says no single party of person holds all of the blame for the debt facing the nation.
However, Ryan says President Obama and Democrats have only made it worse over the past two years through spending increases in domestic agencies, the failed stimulus plan, and health care reforms passed by Congress last spring.
Ryan says the forthcoming budget from Republicans will show how they intend to do things differently to cut spending, reduce the national debt, and help create jobs. He also pointed to how his party wants to limit the size of government, lower taxes, and create reasonable regulations.
Ryan urged Americans to hold all of their elected officials accountable when it comes to government spending.