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Ryan Talks Israeli Elections and Republican Budget with Fox & Friends

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March 18, 2015 | Robert Swift (202-225-3031) | comments

WASHINGTON – Earlier today, First District Congressman Paul Ryan appeared on Fox & Friends to discuss Prime Minister Netanyahu’s victory in the Israeli elections and the recently released House Republican Budget for fiscal year 2016.

On the reelection of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Congressman Ryan said:

“I think it’s great. I think he’s a strong leader. I think he says it like it is. I’m pleased to see him reelected, and I actually think the Obama administration helped contribute to his victory because of the way that they treated him. It helped him consolidate his coalition so that he could have this landslide victory, and I am pleased to see it happen. . . . I think we have to maintain our very strong ties with Israel and I am looking forward to doing that.”

And on the House Republican budget:

“We just don’t think that borrowing, taxing, spending, and regulating is the path to prosperity. If it worked, already we would have much better job growth. We wouldn’t have such high poverty rates. This is a plan that would balance the budget without raising taxes and give our children a debt-free future. That’s how you produce a healthy economy, and the House Republicans are well on their way to passing, for the fifth year in a row, a balanced budget.”