Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) certainly grabs my attention in this intense video announcing the new House Budget for 2013, due for release next week:
Transcript from YouTube:
You know, I was here — in Congress — in 2008 when we had the economic crisis. It was a terrible time. Millions of people lost their jobs. Trillions of dollars of wealth: gone.
That crisis caught us by surprise.
Let me ask you a question: what if your President, your Senator and your Congressman knew it was coming? What if they knew when it was going to happen, why it was going to happen and more importantly, what if they knew what they needed to do to stop it from happening and they had the time to stop it? But they chose to do nothing about it, because it wasn’t good politics?
What would you think of that person? It would be immoral.
This coming debt crisis is the most predictable crisis we’ve ever had in this country. And look what’s happening.
This is why we’re acting. This is why we’re leading. This is why we’re proposing – and passing out of the House – a budget to fix this problem: so we can save our country for ourselves and our children’s future.
Congressman Paul Ryan: The Coming Debt Crisis – America Deserves a Better Path (video)