Daniel Doherty

On Wednesday night, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan appeared on Hannity to discuss the three reasons why the House of Representatives decided – for only the second time, mind you – to fully repeal Obamacare. The law, he explained, “was sold on three broken promises.” (1) President Obama said his health care law would not raise taxes on the middle class. False. (2) President Obama said healthcare premiums would go down if the law passed. False. (3) President Obama said if you like the health care plan you have, you can keep it. False. Take it away, Mr. Ryan:

Incidentally, as House Budget Committee Chairman, Paul Ryan is perhaps the most knowledgeable lawmaker in Washington when it comes to budgetary issues. Hence, this video is informative and worth watching in its entirety. But, if you don’t have time, at least skip to the 5:45 mark and watch Hannity rattle off a litany of truly harrowing statistics. This nation, of course, is in deep financial straits. And yet, for some reason, this is the budget President Obama submitted to Congress earlier this year. (It was voted down unanimously in part because, as you can see, it never balances:

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President Obama, as evidenced by his risible budget proposal, seems woefully unprepared and/or unwilling to address the major drivers of our debt. There can be no doubt, then, that this election -- as trite as it may sound -- is a choice between two very different futures. Simple arithmetic suggests we cannot sustain the fiscal path we’re currently on. And -- as Rep. Ryan points out -- the longer we wait to balance the budget, cut spending, and reform the nation’s entitlement programs…the worse off we’re going to be.


Daniel Doherty

Daniel Doherty is Townhall's Deputy News Editor. Follow him on Twitter @danpdoherty.

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