Rep. Paul Ryan (WI), the ranking Republican on the Budget Committee, wrote a piece today for the Wall Street Journal in effort to re-introduce his fiscal plan for America, "The Road Map for America's Future." Congressman Ryan predicts how President Obama will attempt to regain a mantel of "fiscal responsibility" in his State of the Union speech tonight -- but doesn't see that message translating to realistic solutions. He writes:
Americans don't have to settle for this path of decline. There's still time to choose a different future. That is what the Road Map offers. It is based on a fundamentally different vision from the one now prevailing in Washington. It focuses the government on its proper role. It restrains government spending, and hence limits the size of government itself. It rejuvenates the vibrant market economy that made America the envy of the world. And it restores an American character rooted in individual initiative, entrepreneurship and opportunity.
The "Road Map" features sections of several key principles including health care, social security, meidcare and tax reform. Please read the entire piece here.