Famous Quotes by American Politician Paul Ryan

Collection of famous quotes by American politician Paul Ryan.

Paul Davis Ryan is an American retired politician who served as the 54th speaker of the United States House of Representatives from October 2015 to January 2019. He was also the 2012 vice presidential nominee of the Republican Party, running unsuccessfully alongside Mitt Romney. 

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Best Quotes by Paul Ryan

We’re saying no changes for Medicare for people above the age of 55. And in order to keep the promise to current seniors who’ve already retired and organized their lives around this program you have to reform it for the next generation.

— Paul Ryan

What matters to me is that I do what I think is right and I see I’m a numbers guy that’s my attitude. I know we have a debt tsunami coming we are bankrupting this country and I’m in a position where I can actually advance ideas to prevent that from happening. That’s exactly what I should be doing.

— Paul Ryan

Activist government overreach and ongoing economic stagnation have shown us why Washington should not try to displace what is best left to civil society.

— Paul Ryan

The work ahead will be hard. These times demand the best of us – all of us but we can do this. Together we can do this. We can get this country working again. We can get this economy growing again. We can make the safety net safe again. We can do this.

— Paul Ryan

I don’t want to get into the ‘who’s a hostage-taker’ discussion here but what is the estate tax? It’s a double tax on death. Economists will tell you that it’s really not a tax that soaks the rich but it’s a tax on capital that deprives business investment and therefore job creation.

— Paul Ryan

Mom was 50 when my Dad died. She got on a bus every weekday for years and rode 40 miles each morning to Madison. She earned a new degree and learned new skills to start her small business. It wasn’t just a new livelihood. It was a new life.

— Paul Ryan

Millions of young Americans have graduated from college during the Obama presidency ready to use their gifts and get moving in life. Half of them can’t find the work they studied for or any work at all. So here’s the question: Without a change in leadership why would the next four years be any different from the last four years?

— Paul Ryan

So here’s the question: Without a change in leadership why would the next four years be any different from the last four years?

— Paul Ryan

Hope and change? We’re not doing that anymore. They’re doing attack and blame. And so I just think people are going to see through this. They want real leadership. They want us to get this country on the right track.

— Paul Ryan

Mom was 50 when my Dad died. She got on a bus every weekday for years and rode 40 miles each morning to Madison. She earned a new degree and learned new skills to start her small business. It wasn’t just a new livelihood. It was a new life.

— Paul Ryan

I don’t want to get into the ‘who’s a hostage-taker’ discussion here but what is the estate tax? It’s a double tax on death. Economists will tell you that it’s really not a tax that soaks the rich but it’s a tax on capital that deprives business investment and therefore job creation.

— Paul Ryan

We must promote upward mobility starting with solutions that speak to our broken education system broken immigration policy and broken safety-net programs that foster dependency instead of helping people get back on their feet.

— Paul Ryan

That’s what we do in this country. That’s the American Dream. That’s freedom and I’ll take it any day over the supervision and sanctimony of the central planners.

— Paul Ryan

When our opponents on the Left have no serious ideas of their own they resort to emotional appeals that play up Americans’ fears about the future.

— Paul Ryan

By failing seriously to confront the most predicable economic crisis in our nation’s history the President’s policies are committing us and our children to a diminished future.

— Paul Ryan

What I’m concerned about is endless borrowing which is going to compromise our economy not only today but in the future. Because we know the decisions we make right now really dramatically impact us in the future and the debt is literally getting out of our control.

— Paul Ryan

Our founders got it right when they wrote in the Declaration of Independence that our rights come from nature and nature’s God not from government.

— Paul Ryan

Do we believe that the goal of government is to promote equal opportunity for all Americans to make the most of their lives? Or do we now believe that government’s role is to equalize the results of peoples lives?

— Paul Ryan

We believe a renewed commitment to limited government will unshackle our economy and create millions of new jobs and opportunities for all people of every background to succeed and prosper. Under this approach the spirit of initiative – not political clout – determines who succeeds.

— Paul Ryan

Our founders got it right when they wrote in the Declaration of Independence that our rights come from nature and nature’s God not from government.

— Paul Ryan

Obama is trying to paint us as a caricature as if we’re some bizarre individualists who are hardcore libertarians. It’s a false dichotomy and intellectually lazy. Of course we believe in government. We think government should do what it does really well but that it has limits.

— Paul Ryan

We believe as our founders did that ‘the pursuit of happiness’ depends upon individual liberty and individual liberty requires limited government.

— Paul Ryan

Since taking office President Obama has signed into law spending increases of nearly 25 percent for domestic government agencies – an 84 percent increase when you include the failed stimulus. All of this new government spending was sold as ‘investment.’

— Paul Ryan

We believe that the government has an important role to create the conditions that promote entrepreneurship upward mobility and individual responsibility.

— Paul Ryan

The belief that recipients of government aid are better off the more we spend on them is remarkably persistent. No matter how many times this central tenet of liberalism gets debunked like Brett Favre it just keeps coming back.

— Paul Ryan

Activist government overreach and ongoing economic stagnation have shown us why Washington should not try to displace what is best left to civil society.

— Paul Ryan

We are all representatives of the American people. We all do town hall meetings. We all talk to our constituents. And I’ve got to tell you the American people are engaged. And if you think they want a government takeover of health care I would respectfully submit you’re not listening to them.

— Paul Ryan

Conventional wisdom on government’s role in inequality often has it backwards. Tax reforms have resulted in a more progressive federal income tax government transfer payments have become less progressive.

— Paul Ryan

President Obama’s reckless defense cuts that are hanging over our cloud hanging over the horizon could put almost 44000 jobs at stake right here in Pennsylvania. we are not going to let that happen. You know why? Because No. 1 national defense is the first priority of the federal government.

— Paul Ryan

I think its rather peculiar. It’s not in keeping with our founding documents our founding vision. But I’d guess you’d have to ask the Obama administration why they purged all this language from their platform. There sure is a lot of mention of government so I guess I would put the onus on them to answer why they did all these purges of God.

— Paul Ryan

We believe as our founders did that ‘the pursuit of happiness’ depends upon individual liberty and individual liberty requires limited government.

— Paul Ryan

We do not have a functioning market in the true sense of the word in health care. That’s a layer of transparency that’s sorely needed in America.

— Paul Ryan

We are all representatives of the American people. We all do town hall meetings. We all talk to our constituents. And I’ve got to tell you the American people are engaged. And if you think they want a government takeover of health care I would respectfully submit you’re not listening to them.

— Paul Ryan

There is a consensus of willing leaders from both parties coalescing around the right way forward in health care. Reform should address government-imposed inequities and barriers to true choice and competition.

— Paul Ryan

We must solve the problem in health care by curbing out-of-control costs that erode paychecks for working families and push quality coverage out of reach for millions of Americans.

— Paul Ryan

So in Europe they’re cutting people’s retirement and health benefits. And that’s what we want to avoid from happening. They’re raising taxes entering a recession. That’s the kind of economic program that President Obama has put in place.

— Paul Ryan

The president has declared that the debate over government-controlled health care is over. That will come as news to the millions of Americans who will elect Mitt Romney so we can repeal Obamacare.

— Paul Ryan

By failing seriously to confront the most predicable economic crisis in our nation’s history the President’s policies are committing us and our children to a diminished future.

— Paul Ryan

Throughout human history the American Idea has done more to help the poor than any other economic system ever designed.

— Paul Ryan

We wonder if we will be the first generation in American history to leave our children with fewer opportunities and a less prosperous nation than the one we inherited.

— Paul Ryan

Everyone who feels stuck in the Obama economy is right to focus on the here and now. And I hope you understand this too if you’re feeling left out or passed by: You have not failed your leaders have failed you.

— Paul Ryan

To my great disappointment it appears that the politics of division are making a big comeback. Many Americans share my disappointment – especially those who were filled with great hope a few years ago when then-Senator Obama announced his candidacy in Springfield Illinois.

— Paul Ryan

Hope and change? We’re not doing that anymore. They’re doing attack and blame. And so I just think people are going to see through this. They want real leadership. They want us to get this country on the right track.

— Paul Ryan

Free enterprise empowers entrepreneurs who have ideas and imagination investors who take risks and workers who hone their skills and offer their labor.

— Paul Ryan

Millions of young Americans have graduated from college during the Obama presidency ready to use their gifts and get moving in life. Half of them can’t find the work they studied for or any work at all. So here’s the question: Without a change in leadership why would the next four years be any different from the last four years?

— Paul Ryan

What’s missing is leadership in the White House. And the story that Barack Obama does tell forever shifting blame to the last administration is getting old. The man assumed office almost four years ago – isn’t it about time he assumed responsibility?

— Paul Ryan

So here’s the question: Without a change in leadership why would the next four years be any different from the last four years?

— Paul Ryan

What we heard today was not fiscal leadership from our Commander-in-Chief what we heard today was a political broadside from our Campaigner-in-Chief.

— Paul Ryan

We need leadership. We don’t need a doubling down on the failed politics of the past.

— Paul Ryan

Hope and change? We’re not doing that anymore. They’re doing attack and blame. And so I just think people are going to see through this. They want real leadership. They want us to get this country on the right track.

— Paul Ryan

Millions of young Americans have graduated from college during the Obama presidency ready to use their gifts and get moving in life. Half of them can’t find the work they studied for or any work at all. So here’s the question: Without a change in leadership why would the next four years be any different from the last four years?

— Paul Ryan

Mom was 50 when my Dad died. She got on a bus every weekday for years and rode 40 miles each morning to Madison. She earned a new degree and learned new skills to start her small business. It wasn’t just a new livelihood. It was a new life.

— Paul Ryan

And to this day my Mom is my role model.

— Paul Ryan

A Romney-Ryan administration will protect and strengthen Medicare for my Mom’s generation for my generation and for my kids and yours.

— Paul Ryan

If borrowing and spending all this money led to more jobs than we would be at full employment already.

— Paul Ryan

That’s the real secret to job creation – not borrowing and spending more money in Washington.

— Paul Ryan

We need to stop spending money we don’t have.

— Paul Ryan

What did the taxpayers get out of the Obama stimulus? More debt. That money wasn’t just spent and wasted – it was borrowed spent and wasted.

— Paul Ryan

And if small businesspeople say they made it on their own all they are saying is that nobody else worked seven days a week in their place. Nobody showed up in their place to open the door at five in the morning. Nobody did their thinking and worrying and sweating for them.

— Paul Ryan

Mom was 50 when my Dad died. She got on a bus every weekday for years and rode 40 miles each morning to Madison. She earned a new degree and learned new skills to start her small business. It wasn’t just a new livelihood. It was a new life.

— Paul Ryan

Our founders got it right when they wrote in the Declaration of Independence that our rights come from nature and nature’s God not from government.

— Paul Ryan

We need leadership. We don’t need a doubling down on the failed politics of the past.

— Paul Ryan

To my great disappointment it appears that the politics of division are making a big comeback. Many Americans share my disappointment – especially those who were filled with great hope a few years ago when then-Senator Obama announced his candidacy in Springfield Illinois.

— Paul Ryan

I have never seen opponents so silent about their record and so desperate to keep their power.

— Paul Ryan

I learned a good deal about economics and about America from the author of the Reagan tax reforms – the great Jack Kemp. What gave Jack that incredible enthusiasm was his belief in the possibilities of free people in the power of free enterprise and strong communities to overcome poverty and despair. We need that same optimism right now.

— Paul Ryan

And the biggest coldest power play of all in Obamacare came at the expense of the elderly.

— Paul Ryan

Hey I’m a Catholic deer hunter I am happy to be clinging to my guns and my religion.

— Paul Ryan

Activist government overreach and ongoing economic stagnation have shown us why Washington should not try to displace what is best left to civil society.

— Paul Ryan

Class is not a fixed designation in this country. We are an upwardly mobile society with a lot of movement between income groups.

— Paul Ryan

Conventional wisdom on government’s role in inequality often has it backwards. Tax reforms have resulted in a more progressive federal income tax government transfer payments have become less progressive.

— Paul Ryan

And if small businesspeople say they made it on their own all they are saying is that nobody else worked seven days a week in their place. Nobody showed up in their place to open the door at five in the morning. Nobody did their thinking and worrying and sweating for them.

— Paul Ryan

Millions of young Americans have graduated from college during the Obama presidency ready to use their gifts and get moving in life. Half of them can’t find the work they studied for or any work at all. So here’s the question: Without a change in leadership why would the next four years be any different from the last four years?

— Paul Ryan

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