Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, the vice presidential selection for presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, has a strong Oklahoma connection. Here are some earlier posts about his wife, Janna Little Ryan.
Ryan’s Oklahoma connection led him to speak last fall to members of the State Chamber when they came to Washington. Here is part of that story:
Chamber officials visit Capitol Hill
COLE, GOP BUDGET CHIEF CRITICIZE OBAMA’S PLAN
By Chris Casteel
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
WASHINGTON — The chairman of the House budget committee and two Oklahoma Republicans on the panel criticized President Barack Obama’s jobs package Tuesday while speaking to Oklahoma business leaders visiting Capitol Hill.
Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said the plan, unveiled last week, was essentially the same as Obama’s $800 billion stimulus bill, but at half the cost.
Obama’s proposal to pay for the plan with permanent tax increases on the wealthy and eliminating tax breaks for oil and gas companies “is not going to create jobs,” Ryan said.
“That is not going to unleash the private sector.”
Ryan, architect of the House GOP budget that included an overhaul of Medicare, spoke to members of The State Chamber of Oklahoma, here for their annual fly-in. The chamber is to hear from Gov. Mary Fallin and members of the state’s delegation Wednesday.
Rep. Tom Cole, R-Moore, a member of the budget committee, said Obama’s jobs package, which would be funded by tax increases that Republicans previously have opposed, was an effort to shift the blame to the GOP for the economy.