Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) says Americans have a choice of two futures this fall, and he believes only one of the candidates seeking the Republican Party’s Presidential nomination is best positioned to lead the nation on the correct path.
Ryan says the nation is at a fiscal and moral tipping point, and the presidential election will be a deciding factor in what direction we head. Speaking in Waukesha over the weekend, Ryan said “America is headed in the wrong direction and the American idea could be lost for a generation if we stay on this path of debt, doubt, and decline.”
The Janesville Republican says much of the problem comes down to the debate over President Obama’s health care law and the rapid expansion of social programs. He argues such programs make Americans dependent, and convert the social safety net for those who are down on their luck into a “hammock that lulls able bodied people into lives of dependency and complacency.”
Ryan says the number of strong Republicans running for president is forcing a much needed debate on the issue. As the primary season continues to move along though with several candidates remaining in the race, he says the time has come for the party to focus on the candidate with the best chance of defeating Obama in November. Ryan believes that candidate is former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, whom he has endorsed ahead of Wisconsin’s primary on Tuesday.
AUDIO: Andrew Beckett reports (1:06)