Monday, August 13, 2012

R&R and the "Fixit Ticket"

After digesting things a bit over the last few days about Romney's pick of Paul Ryan (R-WI) as his VP, I think he nailed it.

Spot on nailed it.

This election is going to turn one simple thing; economics.

Putting all the other things President Obama may or may not have done since he was elected in 2008 - one thing is clear; he, his Party, and his administration cannot responsibly run a country. He can't get votes for his own budget - and his party runs the Senate where they haven't passed a budget in over 1,200 days. They have failed; measured and found wanting.

Whatever they are focused on, it is clear what they are not focused on - the sustainability of our nation's economy. History shows us that debt is decay, and any culture that cannot in the short term get its budget right in a time of peace will not survive. We are so far off the chart right now - people almost can't understand what it means. Every man, woman, and child - from the newborn to the centenarian in a hospice owes $50,839.02.

Romney's public and private sector record of success speaks for itself. Ryan is one of the only people in Congress who is willing to not only explain the unsustainable path we are on - but proposes a path forward. It isn't a path of unicorns poop'n Skittles, but it is a path founded on fact and math - grounded on reality. It is a path that treats us like adults.

Whoever takes over from President Obama either in 2013 or 2017 will need to do a lot of fixing and will have to speak a lot of uncomfortable truths. Romney & Ryan can do it now, while the fix can be made with much less pain than they will require in four more years.

If you want a team to start to fix things back to something that you can actually chart without getting sick to your stomach for what it means for your children, then you have that chance.

If you want one more hit - just another hit before you give up the pipe - then don't.

We have a chance if we are willing to take it.

Oh, as a side note; Ryan is Gen X. 'Nuff said.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Course debt did not equal decay in the mid-80s under Republican leader?