We love to hear news like this. According to Robert Costa over at National Review Online, Congressman Paul Ryan is working on a book. And, the book appears to be hitting on the themes that we advocate here: renewal, renaissance, the “American idea,” and of course, Ryan’s time spent working with the great Jack Kemp:
So far, Ryan has been doing the writing by himself. The early theme of the draft is a broad discussion of American renewal, with an emphasis on the Republican future and the party’s need to articulate what he calls the “American idea.”
Behind the scenes, Ryan is worried that the GOP is losing its connection with working Americans, and he has been writing about how the party needs to speak more to those in poverty about empowerment and economic freedom. His recent speeches at the American Enterprise Institute’s Kristol dinner and at Benedictine College have touched on this issue, and Ryan is eager to broaden the argument into chapter form.
On a personal level, the book will highlight his childhood in Janesville, Wis., his time as an aide to Jack Kemp, and his rise through the congressional ranks. Kemp, especially, will have a special place in the book, and in many ways, Ryan’s effort will likely echo Kemp’s book, An American Renaissance: A Strategy for the 1980s.
All of a sudden, next year can not get here fast enough.
Well lower than expected, a mere 96,000 jobs were created in August. As the numbers lay out, for every one worker that enters the work force, four workers are leaving the work force. I’ll leave it to our loyal readers to let us know how long it will take for those numbers to work out well. The worst number of all may be the number of Americans capable and qualified, yet currently not in the work force: 88,921,000
Obama accepts praise Thursday night in Charlotte.
“This is not even close to what a recovery looks like,” Romney’s running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), said Friday of the jobs report. – via The Hill.
11.2%: Unemployment rate if labor force participation rate was the same as when Obama took office. – via James Pethokoukis.
Obama waves, feels our pain
Simply stated, there is no reason to believe that four more years of Obama, would be any better than the previous four years of Obama.
1. No one over the age of 55 would be affected in any way.
2. Traditional Medicare fee-for-service would remain available for all. “Premium support”—that is, government funding of private insurance plans chosen by individuals—is an option for those who choose it. No senior would be forced out of the traditional Medicare program against his will.
3. Overall funding for Medicare under the Ryan-Wyden plan is scheduled to grow at the same rate as under President Obama’s proposals. Is this “gutting Medicare” and “ending Medicare as we know it”? In reality, it’s the market giving seniors cheaper, higher quality choices they can take if they wish, with the traditional program remaining an option.
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If you get the chance to talk with friends, relatives, co-workers, strangers in line at Starbucks, these are your talking points. DO NOT let the Left attempt to steal the election with their lies and distortions. 100 words; it’s all you need. Ready? Go!