Ryan’s speech emphasized jobs, economic growth, debt, and taxes to pay for Obama Care.
Republican Vice Presidential Nominee Paul Ryan Speech, Edited Transcript
Republican National Convention
I accept the duty to help lead our nation out of a jobs crisis and back to prosperity. Here we were faced with a massive job crisis. You would think that any president, whatever his party, would make job creation and nothing else his first order of economic business, but this president didn't do that. With tax fairness and regulatory reform, we'll put government back on the side of the men and women who create jobs, and the men and women who need jobs.
Economy and Growth
President Barack Obama, came to office during an economic crisis. It ends with a job crisis. The issue is not the economy that Barack Obama inherited, not the economy as he envisions, but this economy that we are living. Everyone who feels stuck in the Obama economy is right to focus on the here and now.
We are going to solve this nation's economic problems. We can get this economy growing again. The choice is whether to put hard limits on economic growth, or hard limits on the size of government, and we choose to limit government.
Obama Care comes to more than 2,000 pages of rules, mandates, taxes, fees and fines that have no place in a free country. You see, even with all the hidden taxes to pay for the health care takeover, even with the new law and new taxes on nearly a million small businesses, the planners in Washington still didn't have enough money; they needed more.
In this generation, a defining responsibility of government is to steer our nation clear of a debt crisis while there is still time. Back in 2008, candidate Obama called a $10 trillion national debt unpatriotic. President Obama has added more debt than any other president before him. One president, one term, $5 trillion in new debt. He created a new bipartisan debt commission. So here we are, $16 trillion in debt and still he does nothing. In Europe, massive debts have put entire governments at risk of collapse, and still he does nothing. What did taxpayers get out of the Obama stimulus? It went to companies like Solyndra, with their gold-plated connections, subsidized jobs and make believe markets. More debt.