Congressman Ryan Introduces "A Roadmap for America's Future"
Earlier today, Wisconsin's 1st District Congressman Paul Ryan unveiled a bold, comprehensive proposal to solve America's looming fiscal crisis. Ryan's plan, titled "A Roadmap for America's Future," transforms the Federal Government and strengthens American society for future generations.
The challenges facing the United States are immense. America's health care crisis has left millions uninsured, with millions more facing skyrocketing medical costs. The cumbersome tax code punishes hard work and puts American businesses and American-made products at a competitive disadvantage against foreign competitors. Most troubling, the Federal Government is locked on an unsustainable fiscal path, with trillions of dollars of unfunded liabilities. Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security represent the promise of health and retirement security for millions of the most vulnerable Americans, yet these 20th-century programs are headed for bankruptcy. This fiscal reality is no longer in question. What remains in doubt is whether America's leaders will lead and set a different course for the next generation.
Ryan's Roadmap tackles head-on the interrelated crises in health care, entitlement spending, the outdated Federal tax code, and our growing debt. "A Roadmap for America's Future" includes specific policy proposals, backed up by numbers, which will be introduced as legislation. At a press conference earlier today, Congressman Ryan made the following remarks:
"Washington is broken, and has yet to face up to our most pressing domestic challenges. My Roadmap for America's Future will fulfill the promise of health and retirement security, lift the crushing burden of debt we're passing to our children, and will strengthen American jobs and competitiveness for the 21st century.
"As our nation's leaders continue to drag their feet on these reforms, we risk severing the great American legacy. This legacy provides that each generation tackles their historic challenge and leaves the next generation more secure and more prosperous. It is our duty to leave our children with a better America, and I believe that my Roadmap for America's Future will fulfill this duty."