Ryan, the House Budget Committee chairman, and Woodson, president of the National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise, began touring impoverished city neighborhoods together last year, spending entire days talking with people. Woodson encouraged Ryan to commit more than a few hours here and there, as his aides typically block out the congressman’s schedule.
“I said, ‘No, that is a drive-by; I don’t do drive-bys,’ ” Woodson recalled. “So for about the next six or seven months, one day a week, his staff knew … that was my day.”
Wow, he toured the areas for a full day, every week, for 6 months?
I really think this is interesting, and I like that he’s trying to get to the root of the problem, and trying to figure out how we can best help them out of poverty. I know life is difficult, and I bust my ass everyday, but it blows me away that half the country can’t function in life without some form of welfare. I think the work he is doing is extremely important to the future of our country.
Yesterday, I sat down with the chairman of the House Budget Committee, Rep. Paul Ryan, to ask the hard questions about the issues that matter most to millennials.
A rising star on the right, Ryan appeals specifically to…
Beards are hot.. But not on him for some reason haha.
THE WAY FORWARD challenges conventional thinking, outlines his political vision for 2014 and beyond, and shows how essential conservatism is for the future of our nation.
Beginning with a careful analysis of the 2012 election—including a look at the challenge the GOP had in reaching a majority of voters and the prevalence of identity politics—Ryan examines the state of the Republican party and dissects its challenges going forward.
THE WAY FORWARD also offers a detailed critique of not only President Obama but of the progressive movement as a whole—its genesis, its underlying beliefs and philosophies, and how its policies are steering the country to certain ruin.
Culminating in a plan for the future, THE WAY FORWARD argues that the Republican Party is and must remain a conservative party, emphasizing conservatism in a way that demonstrates how it can modernize and appeal to both our deepest concerns and highest ideals.
Interesting! Looks like there will be an audio book as well. Out 8/14?
Omg omg!! Hah PRG where you at?
So the book exists? “The Way Forward” out August 14!
While the commissioner sat there with a smug expression on his face, at one point, Ryan exploded:
“You are the Internal Revenue Service. You can reach into the lives of hard-working taxpayers and with a phone call, an email, or a letter, you can turn their lives upside down. You ask taxpayers to hand us seven years of their personal tax information in case they’re ever audited and you can’t keep six months worth of employee emails?”
Paul Ryan has had enough of your shit.