Paul Ryan Columns on Townhall

  • David Limbaugh - Liberal Opposition to Ryan Plan Is Delusional Demagoguery

    Liberal Opposition to Ryan Plan Is Delusional Demagoguery

    David Limbaugh
    Posted: 3/23/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    It's one thing for good-faith conservative Republicans to challenge the Ryan plan from the right if they believe its cuts are too small and too slow, but these liberal attacks are something else again.
  • Colin Hanna - IPAB: It's Patients Against Bureaucrats

    IPAB: It's Patients Against Bureaucrats

    Colin Hanna
    Posted: 3/22/2012 11:20:00 AM EST
    This week the House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on one of the most damaging provisions of ObamaCare: The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). The board is supposed to be President Obama’s solution to Medicare’s funding crisis, yet it still leaves the program bankrupt in nine years.
  • Emmett Tyrrell - The Overextended America

    The Overextended America

    Emmett Tyrrell
    Posted: 3/22/2012 11:11:00 AM EST
    We in America today live in a country circumscribed by entitlement policies devised by an America that steadily has been disappearing. Those policies established more than a generation ago cannot possibly, in mathematical or demographic terms, support the America of the present, much less the America of the future. That is the stark reality.
  • Michael Barone - Ryan's Budget Kicks the Can at Timorous Democrats

    Ryan's Budget Kicks the Can at Timorous Democrats

    Michael Barone
    Posted: 3/22/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Ryan's budget will almost surely be passed by the House of Representatives, all but four of whose Republican members voted for his budget last year.
  • David Harsanyi - Obama Doesn't Care About Debt

    Obama Doesn't Care About Debt

    David Harsanyi
    Posted: 3/21/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    As you may have heard, Senate Democrats haven't bothered to present a budget in more than 1,000 days and counting -- which, unlike many pundits, I don't find particularly upsetting, considering we've been free of a new Democratic budget for 1,000-plus days and counting.
  • Dan Holler - The Party of No

    The Party of No

    Dan Holler
    Posted: 2/20/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    On the heels of last week’s payroll tax deal, Washington pundits began asking whether the Party of No was dead. As is often the case, the professional pundits have it all wrong. The Party of No is alive and well.
  • Dan Holler - Big Dollars for Transportation

    Big Dollars for Transportation

    Dan Holler
    Posted: 2/6/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Congress will take center stage for the next couple of weeks as the spotlight recedes from the presidential primary process. The opening act is a tragedy about a party drifting away from its small government roots.
  • Kyle Olson - Wisconsin Activist Teacher's Paul Ryan Snub Explained

    Wisconsin Activist Teacher's Paul Ryan Snub Explained

    Kyle Olson
    Posted: 1/31/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    When I watched the video of the Wisconsin teacher snubbing Congressman Paul Ryan, I knew instantly he was little more than an activist teacher seizing his moment.
  • Matt Mackowiak - The Political Winners of 2011

    The Political Winners of 2011

    Matt Mackowiak
    Posted: 12/30/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The intensity of the news cycle has produced more news coverage but less analysis of trends. Fortunately, the end of the calendar year provides both a calm period of time and the necessary reflective mood to enable one to take stock of what occurred over the past year.
  • Larry Kudlow - Paul Ryan's Old-Fashioned American Vision

    Paul Ryan's Old-Fashioned American Vision

    Larry Kudlow
    Posted: 12/23/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    When you think of Republican Rep. Paul Ryan, terms like earnest, serious and important come to mind. So does the term old-fashioned. Ryan comes from an old-fashioned place, the blue-collar town of Janesville, Wis. He cherishes the old-fashioned values of a faithful family man. He even looks old-fashioned, with his white shirts and striped ties.
  • Star Parker - America should listen to Paul Ryan

    America should listen to Paul Ryan

    Star Parker
    Posted: 10/31/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Paul Ryan is a man every American should be listening to. We need to get back to identifying and emulating success. Not empathizing with and subsidizing failure.
  • Daniel Doherty - Congressman Paul Ryan Outlines Path to Economic Prosperity

    Congressman Paul Ryan Outlines Path to Economic Prosperity

    Daniel Doherty
    Posted: 10/27/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    On Wednesday, Rep. Paul Ryan (WI-R) gave a major address at the Heritage Foundation entitled “Saving the American Ideal: Rejecting Fear, Envy and the Politics of Division.”
  • John Ransom - Medisnare Meet Obamasnare

    Medisnare Meet Obamasnare

    John Ransom
    Posted: 10/22/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Like every program designed by Obama, he reckoned we'd all get caught in the snare of government spending and have no choice but to continue it. Even liberals saw this coming, but did nothing about it and states now have been left cleaning up another liberal mess.
  • Larry Kudlow - Cain the Tax-Code Killer

    Cain the Tax-Code Killer

    Larry Kudlow
    Posted: 10/15/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Rep. Paul Ryan gives the plan a thumbs-up. Supply-side mentor Art Laffer tells me it would be "far, far better than the current system." And Chris Chocola, president of the free-market Club for Growth, calls it "a truly revolutionary tax reform that would amount to a massive job-creating tax cut on investments, savings and income."
  • Dan Holler - Harry Reid’s China Gambit

    Harry Reid’s China Gambit

    Dan Holler
    Posted: 10/3/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    As President Obama barnstorms across the country on taxpayer dollars telling Congress to “pass this bill,” he is encountering some unlikely opposition back in Washington: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV).
  • Larry Kudlow - Obama's Bizarre Tax Attack

    Obama's Bizarre Tax Attack

    Larry Kudlow
    Posted: 9/20/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Pause a moment on the Buffett Rule. Almost all of Warren Buffett’s income comes from capital gains taxed at 15 percent. He only pays himself $100,000 a year, which would be taxed at the top rate. Most of his wealth is untaxed as unrealized capital gains. So his effective income-tax rate is lower than his secretary’s.
  • Katie Pavlich - Pass This Speech Full of Old Ideas…NOW

    Pass This Speech Full of Old Ideas…NOW

    Katie Pavlich
    Posted: 9/8/2011 8:47:00 PM EST
    President Obama spoke to a packed Joint Session of Congress tonight, offering many of the same ideas he’s offered in the past, slamming corporations, the rich, taxing oil companies, implying republicans don’t care about safety or poor people, that we need more education “investment,” but don’t worry, he didn’t leave without throwing in a few lines of direct pandering to big labor. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka was a guest of honor after all.
  • Jeff  Carter - Obama's Speech a Shovel Ready Moment

    Obama's Speech a Shovel Ready Moment

    Jeff Carter
    Posted: 9/8/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Where is the compromise between the Keynesian big government views of the Obama administration and the Democrats, and the Classical economic small government views of the Tea Party? It has been proven that no infrastructure projects touted by government post stimulus were shovel ready. The multiplier effect of government spending on GDP is zero.
  • Cal  Thomas - A Plan That Works

    A Plan That Works

    Cal Thomas
    Posted: 9/6/2011 1:20:00 PM EST
    This will be a stretch for some, but stay with me. Suppose someone presented a plan that is guaranteed to achieve the objectives everyone (or almost everyone serious about such matters) agrees are necessary to create jobs.
  • Larry Kudlow - No Time to Panic

    No Time to Panic

    Larry Kudlow
    Posted: 8/9/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Corporate profits will continue to rise while business balance sheets are pristine and chock full of cash. Consider the combination of solid productivity, moderate wage rates, and falling commodity prices. These are all plusses for the economy and stocks.