Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will offer a clear and competing contrast of ideas to Vice President Joe Biden with his "Path to Prosperity" budget.
Ryan reminds me of 1996 GOP vice presidential candidate Jack Kemp. Both Ryan and Kemp want to promote economic growth and job creation. Each reached out beyond the GOP ideological conservative base to moderates, independents and middle-of-the-road Democrats to consistently win reelection.
Ryan stands head and shoulders above past GOP Vice Presidential candidates such as Sarah Palin and Dan Quayle. His detailed knowledge of our federal budget process will be an asset in bridging the gap between the White House and Congress. I look forward to debates between Biden and Ryan.
President Barack Obama had a Democratic majority in both the House and Senate for his first two years in office. Despite spending several trillion dollars in various economic stimulus programs and bailouts, there has been no significant improvement to our economy. Is this what Obama's campaign promise of "Change we can believe in" meant?
In the meantime, the national debt has increased over $5 trillion under his administration with nothing to show for it. Remember that Obama said that if he couldn't reduce the unemployment rate to 5%, he deserved to be a one-term President.
Are you better off today than four years ago?