Our Country is on the Wrong Path

Statement

By:  Paul Ryan
Date: Sept. 9, 2012
Location: Unknown

I think President Obama has placed us on a path to decline. Four budgets, four trillion dollar deficits. Twenty three million people struggling to find work. The highest poverty rates in a generation.

Nearly one out of six Americans in poverty, and we just learned on Friday that it's the 43rd month of unemployment above 8 percent. For every person who got a job last month, nearly four stopped looking for work.

That's not a good direction. That's the wrong direction.

We have to create 150,000 jobs every month just to keep up with population growth, and we didn't even do that. It's on the wrong path.