Paul Ryan: “This is our generation’s defining moment”
U.S. House of Representatives Advances The Path to Prosperity
WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives passed a budget today that puts the government’s budget on a path to balance and puts the nation on a path to prosperity. With today’s vote, the House turned the page on the politics of the past and offered a fresh, optimistic view of a prosperous future – a future of robust economic growth, a debt-free nation, and a government that lives within its means. H. Con. Res. 34, the Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Resolution, passed the House by a vote of 235 - 193.
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan issued the following remarks on the House floor in advance of the historic vote:
“We must choose this path. We must not be the Congress that failed to fulfill the American legacy of leaving a better nation to our children.
“We must not leave this nation in decline. We must not be the first generation in this country to leave the next generation worse off.
“Decline is antithetical to the American Idea. America is a nation conceived in liberty, dedicated to equality, and defined by limitless opportunity. Equal opportunity, upward mobility, prosperity – this is what America is all about.
“In all the chapters of human history, there has never been anything quite like America. This budget keeps America exceptional, and preserves its promise for the next generation.
“Colleagues: This is our defining moment. We must choose this path to prosperity.”
Key facts about the House-passed Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Resolution – The Path to Prosperity:
DEBT AND DEFICITS
GROWTH AND JOBS
To learn more: http://budget.house.gov/fy2012budget/