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Cathy Gilmore
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A list of Paul Ryan quotes. Here are the best quotes by Paul Ryan on various subjects. These Paul Ryan quotations cover the several decades of his career, including speeches. These memorable quotations have become part of the collective conscience of Paul Ryan's contemporaries and will be remembered for generations.

Paul Ryan is the United States Representative for Wisconsin's 1st congressional district and current chairman of the House Budget Committee. He was the Republican Party nominee for Vice President of the United States in the 2012 election, supporting Mitt Romney. Additionally, he works out a lot and is huge fan of Rage Against the Machine.

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Do we believe that the goal of government is to promote equal opportunity for all Americans to make the most of their lives? Or, do we now believe that government's role is to equalize the results of peoples lives?

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Borrowing and spending is not the way to prosperity.

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Hiding spending does not reduce spending.

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When you take a look at the problems our country is facing, debt is No. 1. The math is downright scary and the credit markets aren't going to keep on giving us cheap rates.

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If we don't make tough decisions today our children are going to have to make much, much tougher decisions tomorrow.

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I don't consult polls to tell me what my principles are or what our policies should be.

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We need leadership. We don't need a doubling down on the failed politics of the past.

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Our founders got it right when they wrote in the Declaration of Independence that our rights come from nature and nature's God, not from government.

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If borrowing and spending all this money led to more jobs than we would be at full employment already.

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America is, in fact, a very good place to build cars.

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We are looking for bipartisan solutions not partisan rhetoric.

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You cannot shoot your way a little bit into a war any more than you can go a little bit over Niagara Falls.

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The debt and the deficit is just getting out of control, and the administration is still pumping through billions upon trillions of new spending. That does not grow the economy.

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Republicans have offered dozens of comprehensive healthcare plans many of which achieve comprehensive healthcare reform without breaking what's working in healthcare. We want to fix what's broken in healthcare.

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The rate of return on Social Security for people nearing retirement is about 1.5 percent. By the time young children like mine are ready to retire, that rate of return will be a negative percentage.

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We do not have a functioning market in the true sense of the word in health care. That's a layer of transparency that's sorely needed in America.

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I don't think the White House is drawing any lines in the sand, these comments notwithstanding.

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What we show with our bill is that with large personal accounts, you don't have to change benefits.

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Penn students don't fight. They only fight with their lawyers.

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If we tied against a Capitol Police team that was stronger, younger, and more talented, that counts as a victory.