America should listen to Paul Ryan

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Starr Parker

Comment by Jim Campbell

Starr Parker is an incredible woman. She is the founder and president of CURE, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, a 501c3 think tank which explores and promotes market based public policy to fight poverty, as well as author of the newly revised Uncle Sam’s Plantation: How Big Government Enslaves America’s Poor and What We Can do About It.

Please listen to her and Paul Ryan, they both come from divergent roots but certainly know what ales America and have come up with serious propositions to turn our country in the right direction once again. 

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it, I’m J.C. and I approve this message.

Last week, one of the Republican Party’s young stars, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc), spoke at the Heritage Foundation and gave forth his vision of America and what we need to do today to restore our vitality.

Listening to Ryan, I’m reminded of the late, great Congressman Jack Kemp, for whom he once worked. He talks about America as an “opportunity” society, driven by the ideals of individual freedom, limited government, traditional values, and free enterprise.

To sum up his working hypotheses: These are the values that made America great. Our economic machine is sputtering today as result of departure from these values. Today’s task is to restore them and get America growing again, which will benefit everyone.

Ryan contrasts this individual-centered, bottom-up, principles driven vision, with the take on things of our current administration. They believe everything starts in Washington, and that they can design, create, and finance with taxpayers’ money, a prosperous, just America.

But our president has had three years to work his liberal experiment, with economic recovery barely discernible today, and recent Gallup polling showing only 13 percent of Americans satisfied with how things are going.

So now, as Ryan points out, without a platform of success to run on, President Obama has opted for a strategy of class warfare.

A favorite theme being used to stroke this class warfare strategy is the alleged growing income gaps in the nation. According to this refrain, the rich are getting richer while incomes at the lower end of the spectrum stagnate.

Immediately following Ryan’s speech at Heritage, an attack piece appeared in New York Magazine by Jonathan Chait, entitled “The Ideological Fantasies of Inequality Deniers.”

President Obama has no less affection for freedom and economic success than does Paul Ryan, according to Chait. He just wants to keep the scales in balance by raising taxes on those who have been successful rather than cutting poverty and welfare programs.

In Chait’s words, “… was a lot easier for poor people to move up sixty years ago, when tax rates on the rich happened to be far higher, than it is today.”

Economist/blogger Mark Perry recently published data in which he crunched numbers from the Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, to show demographic differences between low income and high income households.

Breaking down average household incomes from the lowest fifth to the highest fifth, Perry shows with clarity that as household income increases, the incidence of marriage, more education, and more working individuals per household increases.


3 responses to “America should listen to Paul Ryan

  1. Ryan Paul, asking for a leader with principle. Ron Paul is the PRINCIPLED MAN whose time has come. Ron Paul – the next president of the United States. The DOCTOR that will bring back to life “LIBERTY” and the REPUBLIC.

  2. I think the world of Paul Ryan and think we would have had a great Candidate field had Paul, King, Issa, and West included themselves. We need a die hard, all or nothing burn the bridges behind them Conservatives. I’m sick and tired of the compromises the elites keep making, giving us the short end of the stick each time! We have allowed our principles to be so watered down that I’m often reminded why Yahweh did not want the Jews marrying outside their ethnic heritage, he didn’t want their faith in him to get watered down with other beliefs and god’s, cults that would lead them away from him…We forget, we have parties for a reason, and it’s just as important as our faith is of Yahweh, that we not wonder far from those principles that make up the characteristics of ones self…We are loosing our identity, both Nation, religious and of our selves. We have allowed so much to water us down that we are making compromises and concessions with those who wish to see the end of us, I do mean the end of us! Don’t think for a moment they don’t know what they are doing either, they most certainly do, remember, they are the most successful at deceit of any group we have ever know. The more they can water us down the deeper they can penetrate us. It’s why I am always apprehensive with former democrats switching over to our party and Regan proved to be an exception for me, even though, not at first…I backed our SC Governor Haley and she has made me regret that and that pisspudles me! I am fit to be tied for trusting her. And this is an example of whats wrong with us, we have to take everything said as the gospel truth, rumors till we can disprove them. We are Thirteen months away from the general election and the media has already picked our candidates for us once again and I can’t seem to get it across to anyone that Obama is headed for another win if we don’t soon wake the hell up…We should have at least 4 strong candidates well into the spring, but I see only two of them making it because the conservative base is just as watered down, and I blame the tea party for it! from the start it was made up of all parties and now fracturing confusing the hell out of those who don’t follow the process closely…don’t even think Obama is wounded, it’s a ploy and it’s working because many are letting down their guard. Don’t believe me, take a look see around and tell me we aren’t in trouble? If Romney runs against Obama, we will loose, if Cain runs against Obama we will lose this election, why? Because we are letting the media pick for us men who are politically weak! McCain bring up bad memories? He should, we are allowing the same again…Paul Ryan would do this Nation some good, he would get my vote too!

  3. Dann,
    Ron Paul is all over the place and would kill this Nation. He has good economic plans but that’s where it stops, he would boost the Democrats with every bill he passed and how that can be good for us I don’t see it!

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