U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) first met former Rep. and host of Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough at only 24 years old. Ryan was working as a staffer in the House of Representatives and helped Scarborough come up with a plan to reign in government spending and balance the budget.
While Scarborough was still in Congress, he had two children and seldom had time to campaign for others in the party. However, he went out of his way and traveled to Wisconsin to campaign for Ryan, a candidate who he strongly believed in.
Scarborough recollected how he and Ryan used to both think that Republicanism and Conservatism was the same thing. However, they soon realized they were mistaken.
“Big government Republicanism is just as dangerous as big government liberalism,” said Scarborough.
Ryan’s speech stayed on target and called for a bold Republican plan to take back the White House. While many candidates worry purely about their electability, Ryan argues that Americans deserve better. They should have the option to vote for truly dynamic candidates that don’t preserve the status quo, but rather fight for conservative principles and offer workable solutions to preserve our nation’s fiscal vigor.
Ryan admitted that President Barack Obama came into office during a poor economy, but went on to slam to the President and Democrats for enacting policies that have drastically worsened the nation’s economic viability.
The Wisconsin Congressman focused heavily on equality of opportunity and criticized the President for employing crony capitalism. Although Obama campaigned on the promise of reform, he has been one of the worst offenders in passing out favors to political donors and allies – all at the expense of the U.S. taxpayer.
“Pitting one group against another only distracts us from the true sources of inequality in America,” said Ryan.
Ryan’s down to earth message and common sense solutions are what have elevated him to super-star status in the GOP. Ryan has refused to compromise on reform issues such as Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. While the left is quick to demonize him, his policies have been some of the few offered that would preserve the long-term fiscal integrity of the country.
The Congressman ended his speech by calling for the GOP presidential contenders to offer up bold, new plans for reform, rather than sticking to talking points and the fear of rocking the boat.
“Now is the time to do this. Now is the time to choose our destiny,” ended Ryan, to a thunderous applause.