Paul Ryan Columns on Townhall

  • Phil Kerpen - Medicare: Putting Seniors Before Bureaucrats

    Medicare: Putting Seniors Before Bureaucrats

    Phil Kerpen
    Posted: 8/16/2012 9:55:00 AM EST
    Without reform Medicare will go bankrupt. So, it is not a question of “if” Medicare will be cut but “how.” President Barack Obama’s approach is to simply gut Medicare’s funding and let the bureaucrats decide who does or doesn’t receive care. Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s approach is to inject individual choice and competition into the program to provide more with less and to let patients, not bureaucrats, decide how to spend scarce resources. Ryan’s approach puts seniors first; Obama’s puts Washington bureaucrats first
  • Maggie Gallagher - The Heart of Paul Ryan

    The Heart of Paul Ryan

    Maggie Gallagher
    Posted: 8/16/2012 9:39:00 AM EST
    Mitt Romney showed he's reaching not just for a win, but for a mandate. The elevation of Rep. Paul Ryan is a game changer because it is a conversation changer. His selection as veep nominee puts front and center the need to reign in the spending of a government that borrows 40 cents from China for every dollar it spends.
  • Steve Chapman - Ryan and the Real Enemy of Medicare

    Ryan and the Real Enemy of Medicare

    Steve Chapman
    Posted: 8/16/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    If you are on a pleasant walk and someone comes out of nowhere to demand that you stop and turn around, you may regard him as an unwelcome interloper.
  • Steve Chapman - Ryan and the Real Enemy of Medicare

    Ryan and the Real Enemy of Medicare

    Steve Chapman
    Posted: 8/16/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    If you are on a pleasant walk and someone comes out of nowhere to demand that you stop and turn around, you may regard him as an unwelcome interloper. Until, that is, you learn that he's saving you from going over a cliff. In that case, you might realize that a real friend is someone who tells you the truth even when it isn't welcome.
  • David Harsanyi - What Democrats Mean When They Say 'Radical'

    What Democrats Mean When They Say 'Radical'

    David Harsanyi
    Posted: 8/16/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    With words like "radical" and "extreme" being liberally flung around, it's probably time to define our terms. After all, vice presidential hopeful Paul Ryan, I am assured, embodies both words in deed and spirit.
  • Marybeth Hicks - Newswoman’s Analysis Betrays Bias … or is it Ignorance?

    Newswoman’s Analysis Betrays Bias … or is it Ignorance?

    Marybeth Hicks
    Posted: 8/16/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    We’re too busy scrounging around our wallets for the $20 needed for sports physicals so our kids can join a team this fall. And to be sure, we care about the $70 we’re spending to fill the gas tank so we can drive our sons and daughters to campus in the first place.
  • Matt Mackowiak - Paul Ryan: A VP With a Mandate

    Paul Ryan: A VP With a Mandate

    Matt Mackowiak
    Posted: 8/16/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza rightly called Mitt Romney's bold selection of Representative Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) as his running mate, "the most daring decision of his political career."
  • Michael Reagan - Paul Ryan: A Bold, Smart Choice

    Paul Ryan: A Bold, Smart Choice

    Michael Reagan
    Posted: 8/16/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Choosing Paul Ryan is a game-changer.
  • Judge Andrew Napolitano - November's Choices

    November's Choices

    Judge Andrew Napolitano
    Posted: 8/16/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    We are in terrible straits this presidential election. We have a choice between a president who has posed more of a danger to personal freedom than any in the past 150 years and a Republican team that wants to return to Bush-style big government.
  • Michael Medved - Mitt’s Ryan Message: Get Serious

    Mitt’s Ryan Message: Get Serious

    Michael Medved
    Posted: 8/15/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    In selecting Paul Ryan as his running mate, Mitt Romney signals his determination to conduct a campaign of ideas.
  • Donald Lambro - Paul Ryan's Plan to Save Medicare From Insolvency

    Paul Ryan's Plan to Save Medicare From Insolvency

    Donald Lambro
    Posted: 8/15/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    No domestic issue, other than jobs and the economy, fuels more worry from America's voters than the $5 trillion plus debt President Obama has run up over the past four years.
  • Brent Bozell - Paul Ryan Is Not Freddy Krueger

    Paul Ryan Is Not Freddy Krueger

    Brent Bozell
    Posted: 8/15/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Mitt Romney made a smart executive decision selecting Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate. Ryan's genial personality, serious policy wonkery and political courage have dazzled conservatives and won respect even in a few liberal circles. Romney scores points for political courage as well. He knew liberal politicians and journalists would talk in punishing terms about Ryan's budget ideas.
  • Randall DeSoto - Ryan Passes Reagan’s No Pale Pastels Test

    Ryan Passes Reagan’s No Pale Pastels Test

    Randall DeSoto
    Posted: 8/15/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    At one of the first CPAC’s, Ronald Reagan boldly pronounced that the Republican Party needed to raise “a banner of no pale pastels, but bold colors which make it unmistakably clear where we stand on all of the issues troubling the people.” Paul Ryan, who came of age during the Reagan’s Presidency, certainly passes that test.
  • Ben Shapiro - Obama Campaign Goes Racist, Anti-Semitic

    Obama Campaign Goes Racist, Anti-Semitic

    Ben Shapiro
    Posted: 8/15/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate has utterly unhinged the Obama campaign. Last week they were happily jabbering about Romney's record at Bain Capital, implying that he had killed a man's wife, stating that he was a tax cheat and blaming him for outsourcing jobs. This week they're stuck defending Barack Obama's $700 billion cuts to Medicare and spending addiction.
  • Susan Stamper Brown - Mud-slinging: The Left's One-Trick Pony

    Mud-slinging: The Left's One-Trick Pony

    Susan Stamper Brown
    Posted: 8/15/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Liberals have taken Chicago politics to a whole new level this campaign cycle with baseless accusations suggesting their opponents are unsympathetic, money-grubbing extremists who will feed your grandmother cat food and steal her Medicare benefits and Social Security check before they push her backwards off a cliff without a blindfold.
  • Cal  Thomas - Romney-Ryan: Real change

    Romney-Ryan: Real change

    Cal Thomas
    Posted: 8/14/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Last Thursday's Wall Street Journal editorial "Why Not Paul Ryan?" made the case for his selection as the Republican vice-presidential nominee in this statement: "Romney can win a big election over big issues. He'll lose a small one."
  • Paul Greenberg - A Man of Ideas, and Who is Clear About Them

    A Man of Ideas, and Who is Clear About Them

    Paul Greenberg
    Posted: 8/14/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    This Mitt Romney means business, in more than one sense of the word. He has just chosen the most businesslike member of Congress as his running mate. Not only is Paul Ryan a serious man, a man of ideas, but he's had the courage to put them into specific form, complete with numbers and goals, and let the American people be the judge. And invite the opposition to take its best shot.
  • Debra J. Saunders - The GOP's 'Hunger Games'

    The GOP's 'Hunger Games'

    Debra J. Saunders
    Posted: 8/14/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Mitt Romney is a bit of a sci-fi buff. He not only took his grandkids to see "The Hunger Games" when the movie came out but also read the Suzanne Collins trilogy.
  • Pat Buchanan - Mitt's Damn-the-Torpedoes Decision

    Mitt's Damn-the-Torpedoes Decision

    Pat Buchanan
    Posted: 8/14/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Mitt Romney's decision to select Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate speaks well of the man who made it. Indeed, it seemed less like the moderate man we have come to know.
  • Thomas Sowell - The Paul Ryan Choice

    The Paul Ryan Choice

    Thomas Sowell
    Posted: 8/14/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Governor Mitt Romney's choice of Congressman Paul Ryan as his vice-presidential running mate is one of those decisions that seem obvious -- if not inevitable -- in retrospect, even though it was by no means obvious to most of us beforehand.