EA WorldView - Home - US Politics: Economy Special --- A Conservative Roadmap to Stability and Character: "Last Tuesday, in his response to President Obama's State of the Union Address, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc) set out the basics of his alternative vision for the future of the US. Recognising that there “is no doubt the President came into office facing a severe fiscal and economic situation,” he nonetheless criticised the Administration for disastrous policies that that have only made matters worse: “What was a fiscal challenge is now a fiscal crisis....We cannot deny it; instead we must, as Americans, confront it responsibly.”
Rep. Ryan then changed course and explained that the forthcoming “budget debates are not just about the programs of government; they're also about the purpose of government'. And what followed was a brief resume of arguments conservatives have been making for 60 years defending the free market and individual liberty, ending with the proclamation, “Limited government and free enterprise have helped make America the greatest nation on earth.”
It is this theme of American exceptionalism, a product of the nation's adherence to the values enshrined in the constitution, that pervades Rep. Ryan's 'Roadmap'."