The Path to Prosperity Budget: Your Country. Your Future. Your Choice.





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Published on Mar 19, 2012

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan details what the choice of two futures means: a path to debt and decline versus a stronger, more prosperous path of less debt, lower taxes, and greater opportunity for generations to come. Learn more about The Path to Prosperity: A Blueprint For American Renewal here:


Americans have a choice to make.

A choice that's going to determine our country's future.

Will it be a future that looks like the America we know? One of greater opportunity, greater prosperity...

Or...more of what we're seeing today...debt, doubt and decline.

Americans, not Washington, should decide.

In 2010, voters asked for an alternative to the direction government was taking the country.

Last year House Republicans responded by passing a budget to control government spending.

And we're back with a budget that offers real solutions again.

Make no mistake, years of empty promises from both political parties got us in this mess today....

But when it comes to the federal budget, the Democrat-led Senate hasn't..even..proposed one in 3 years.

They continue to spend, but there's zero accountability.

The President has proposed a budget, but it calls for more spending and more debt.

Despite imposing roughly 2 trillion dollars in tax increases on hardworking taxpayers,

the debt still skyrockets under his plan, and it will put us on par with countries like Greece.

That will mean...sudden cuts to benefits, sudden tax increases, and really a fundamental change to the American way of life as we know it.

This doesn't have to be our future.

Instead, we've shared with Americans a specific plan of action that cuts spending, pays off the debt and gets our economy back on the path to prosperity.

Real, specific reform is needed to strengthen the health and retirement security of seniors and the economic security of all Americans.

We've shown how, under the President's health care law, Medicare goes bankrupt.

And we've exposed how his law takes control away from current seniors, and gives that power to a board of fifteen unelected bureaucrats.

Our plan includes no changes for those in or near retirement and, instead of government bureaucrats, puts patients in control of their health care decisions.

We've proposed tax reform that's common sense -- a plan that lowers tax rates and closes special interest loopholes so our tax code is fairer, simpler, and more competitive. That's how we'll create a healthier environment for businesses to hire and expand.

The common thread here is that our plan takes power away from Washington... and gives it back to the individual.

Because it's the American people, not bureaucrats in Washington, who make this nation what it is.

Now, it's up to the people to demand from their government a better budget, a better plan, and a choice between two futures.

The question is: which future will we choose?


  1. 13

    House Republican Budget Repeals Obamacare, Reforms Tax Code

  2. 14

    House GOP unveils A Responsible, Balanced Budget.

  3. 15

    Ryan: Washington should spend less, not take more

  4. 16

    Paul Ryan: The Moral Obligation To Budget Responsibly

  5. 17

    Paul Ryan: Entrepreneurial Capitalism vs Crony Capitalism

  6. 18

    Rep. Paul Ryan: Americans deserve transparency on the looming sequester

  7. 19

    Rep. Paul Ryan: The President wants to raise taxes to fuel more spending

  8. 20

    Rep. Paul Ryan: The health care law will raise costs and blow a hole in the deficit

  9. 21

    CBO: Less debt, lower tax rates good for economy, jobs & growth

  10. 22

    Paul Ryan on dismal jobs report, bipartisan failures & need for bipartisan solutions

  11. 23

    Paul Ryan on need to combat cronyism & promote upward mobility

  12. 24

    Paul Ryan corrects those confused on combating poverty

  13. 25

    Who should control Medicare? 15 Washington bureaucrats or 50 million empowered seniors

  14. 26

    Paul Ryan: America's Enduring Promise

  15. 27

    Paul Ryan on solutions that stand in solidarity with the poor

  16. 28

    Paul Ryan: A Budget That Trusts the American People

  17. 29

    Paul Ryan Reminds Debbie Wasserman-Schultz What She's Already Done to Medicare

  18. 30

    Paul Ryan: You're Either Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution

  19. 31

    Paul Ryan: We Have a Moral & Legal Obligation to Prevent America's Debt Crisis

  20. 32

    Paul Ryan: President's Health Care Law Empowers 15 Bureaucrats. We Empower 50 Million Seniors.

  21. The Path to Prosperity Budget: Your Country. Your Future. Your Choice.

  22. 34

    House Budget Trailer: America Deserves A Better Path

  23. 35

    Medicare's Chief Actuary: Choice & Competition Have Successful History

  24. 36

    Apparently, This House Democrat Doesn't Know Harry Reid or Nancy Pelosi

  25. 37

    Social Security's Chief Actuary: 23% Cut Will Hit Seniors If We Do Nothing

  26. 38

    Paul Ryan On How To Save & Strengthen Health & Retirement Security

  27. 39

    Paul Ryan on Meet the Press: The Serious Consequences of the President's Unserious Budget

  28. 40

    Paul Ryan: President's Budget Ensures Government Can't Keep Its Promises

  29. 41

    Tim Geithner to Paul Ryan: "We don't have a definitive solution... We just don't like yours"

  30. 42

    Geithner's Bizarro Tax Plan: Raise Rates & Add Complexity to "Motivate" Lower Rates & Simpler Code

  31. 43

    Tim Geithner to Paul Ryan: "We don't have a definitive solution... We just don't like yours"

  32. 44

    Paul Ryan: Obama Administration offering broken promises instead of leadership

  33. 45

    Paul Ryan: President's Budget is a Stunning Dereliction of Duty

  34. 46

    Watch President's Budget Director Contradict President's Legal Argument for Obamacare

  35. 47

    When does the President's "balanced" approach balance the budget? Answer: Never

  36. 48

    Credibility Deficit: President's False Claims Evaporate

  37. 49

    Paul Ryan: President's Budget Doesn't Even Pretend To Fix Our Debt Crisis

  38. 50

    Paul Ryan: #AskTheGreeks How Not Dealing With Your Debt Works Out

  39. 51

    Mr. President: When you make a promise, you're expected to keep your promise

  40. 52

    Paul Ryan: Leaders have a moral obligation to advance solutions

  41. 53

    Paul Ryan: Will the President's Budget Solve Our Debt Crisis?

  42. 54

    Paul Ryan: What Brings Down Empires - Past & Future - Is Debt

  43. 55

    Paul Ryan: Obama's Empty Promises Becoming Broken Promises

  44. 56

    Paul Ryan: The President's Budget is Late...Again.

  45. 57

    Paul Ryan & Ben Bernanke on the Federal Reserve's Mission

  46. 58

    Paul Ryan: Why Did the President's Policies Fail?

  47. 59

    CBO: Tax Something More? You Get Less Of It

  48. 60

    Paul Ryan on Fox News Sunday

  49. 61

    Paul Ryan calls out Senate Democrats' reckless budget failure

  50. 62

    #1000Days & No Budget: What are Senate Democrats Hiding?

  51. 63

    Paul Ryan: President's Agenda Puts America on a Path of Debt, Doubt & Decline

  52. 64

    Paul Ryan Previews the State of the Union

  53. 65

    The Legally Binding Budget Act - Rep. Diane Black

  54. 66

    The Balancing our Obligations for the Long Term Act - Rep. Mick Mulvaney

  55. 67

    The Pro-Growth Budget Act - Rep. Tom Price

  56. 68

    The Review Every Dollar Act - Rep. Jason Chaffetz

  57. 69

    The Government Shutdown Prevention Act - Rep. James Lankford

  58. 70

    The Baseline Reform Act - Rep. Rob Woodall

  59. 71

    The Spending Control Act - Rep. John Campbell

  60. 72

    The Biennial Budgeting and Enhanced Oversight Act - Rep. Reid Ribble

  61. 73

    The Budget and Accounting Transparency Act - Rep. Scott Garrett

  62. 74

    Ryan & Van Hollen: On the Record with Greta Van Susteren

  63. 75

    Paul Ryan & Chris Van Hollen Advance Bipartisan Budget Reform

  64. 76

    Paul Ryan: "Our Churchillian Moment"

  65. 77

    Paul Ryan: The Question Ought to Be: 'How Can We Grow the Pie for All?'

  66. 78

    Paul Ryan on CNBC's The Kudlow Report

  67. 79


  68. 80

    Paul Ryan On The 15 Job Creation Bills Passed by the House, Sitting in the Senate

  69. 81

    Paul Ryan On President Obama's Inability to Defend His Record

  70. 82

    Paul Ryan On Leading With Policies and Ideas, Not Empty Promises and Divisive Politics

  71. 83

    Paul Ryan goes on the Record with Greta Van Susteren

  72. 84

    Paul Ryan on CNBC: The Politics of Division

  73. 85

    Saving the American Idea: Rejecting Fear, Envy and the Politics of Division

  74. 86

    Paul Ryan: All Americans Have the Right To Rise

  75. 87

    Paul Ryan on The True Source of Inequity in America

  76. 88

    Paul Ryan: Civic Solidarity & American Virtue

  77. 89

    Paul Ryan: Let's Subsidize the Wealthy Less

  78. 90

    Paul Ryan: The Disappointment of President Obama's Broken Promises

  79. 91


  80. 92

    Paul Ryan: Why Raising Taxes Hurts Job Creation

  81. 93

    Paul Ryan on CNBC: President's Approach Sows Conflict, Not Compromise

  82. 94

    Paul Ryan on Meet the Press: Let's Advance Upward Mobility & Economic Opportunity

  83. 95

    Paul Ryan Advances Patient-Centered Health-care Reform

  84. 96

    Restoring the Rule of Law: Congressman Ryan address to Hillsdale College

  85. 97

    Paul Ryan: Class warfare = bad economics. Let's work together to promote growth.

  86. 98

    Paul Ryan: Close Loopholes, Lower Rates - Fair. Competitive. Simple.

  87. 99

    Paul Ryan: Tax Reform - Fair. Competitive. Simple.

  88. 100

    Ryan: Tax Reform is Key to Fixing the Economy

  89. 101

    Path to Prosperity (Episode 3): 3 Steps to Pro-Growth Tax Reform -- VISUALIZED

  90. 102

    Paul Ryan Reacts to President Obama's New Jobs Plan

  91. 103

    Paul Ryan: Bipartisan Budget Control Act Marks a Cultural Shift in Washington

  92. 104

    Paul Ryan: Cut, Cap & Balance the Budget; Grow the Economy; Save this Country

  93. 105

    Paul Ryan on WH's Disappointing Lack of Leadership & Fiscal Sanity

  94. 106

    Medicare Actuary: Premium Support - True Choice & Competition - Helps Lower Costs

  95. 107

    Paul Ryan on Obamacare's Broken Promises: "You Can't Have it Both Ways"

  96. 108

    If You Like What You've Got, You Can Keep It: "Hard to Imagine" says Medicare's Chief Actuary

  97. 109

    Medicare's Chief Actuary On The Pain of Price Controls

  98. 110

    Paul Ryan on the Urgent Need to Strengthen Health, Retirement & Economic Security

  99. 111

    Should Seniors Be Allowed to Choose?

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