Just listen, Paul Ryan tells Americans we cannot have affordable healthcare for all Americans. Americans need that and more.
When government tells Americans they cannot have basic and essential things needed to pursue life, liberty, and happiness, then it has failed. A failed vice presidential candidate from a failed and failing party is once again blocking American progress because they are running out the clock on their terms in office.
In 2014, America will once again have an opportunity to underscore what we need and want by replacing those who tell us they can’t support us.
The question for Paul Ryan and Republicans is not what we can’t have, but how you are going to provide what we need?
For all of the “happy talk” last week, to have Paul Ryan in the headlines saying “no” is not the way ahead.
“Ryan says House GOP budget will include Obamacare repeal
Posted by CNN's Gregory Wallace
(CNN) – House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan says the budget he will unveil this week counts on a repeal of President Barack Obama's signature health reform law, a position which is unacceptable to many Democrats and unlikely to become law.
Asked on "Fox News Sunday" about the political reality that a repeal of Obamacare is unlikely, Ryan responded, "Well, we believe it should, that's the point. That's what budgeting is all about. … It's about making tough choices to fix our country's problems. We believe that Obamacare is a program that will not work."
The Wisconsin Republican has taken aim at the program in previous budget proposals and on the 2012 campaign trail as the GOP vice presidential nominee.
While he supports the overturn of that program, Ryan factored another of the president's policy successes into his budget: the tax increases Democrats included in the fiscal cliff deal back in January. At the time, Republicans argued against the increases, saying they would hurt employment, small businesses and the broader economy.
"The new baseline reflects the fiscal cliff, which is higher revenues, and lower spending, making it easier to balance," he said. "We don't want to refight the fiscal cliff. That's current law. That's not going to change."
– CNN's Deirdre Walsh and Dana Bash contributed to this report