From the remarks of Congressman Paul Ryan tonight:
"When government takes on too many tasks it usually doesn't do any of them very well."
"Since taking office, President Obama has signed into law spending increases of nearly 25% for domestic government agencies - an 84% increase when you include the failed stimulus.
All of this new government spending was sold as 'investment.' Yet after two years, the unemployment rate remains above 9% and government has added over $3 t...rillion to our debt."
"We are at a moment, where if government's growth is left unchecked and unchallenged, America's best century will be considered our past century. This is a future in which we will transform our social safety net into a hammock, which lulls able-bodied people into lives of complacency and dependency."
"Millions of families have fallen on hard times not because of our ideals of free enterprise - but because our leaders failed to live up to those ideals."
"It's no coincidence that trust in government is at an all-time low now that the size of government is at an all-time high."