Paul Ryan's Conservative Roadmap

Rising hard-right Republican star Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin lays out his big vision for a much more conservative country.

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) in Kenosha, Wis., June 3, 2010. (AP)

It’s “Young Gun” week for Republicans in Washington. They are three rising GOP congressional stars with very conservative views about the way ahead for this country, making a lot of noise.

Their idea man, young gun Paul Ryan, congressman from Wisconsin, is with us today.

His “Roadmap for America’s Future” pulls out the axe, big time, on government spending.  It proposes big changes for Social Security, Medicare, and much, much more. He’s with us. And we hear from conservative think tank leader Arthur Brooks.

-Tom Ashbrook


Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). He is currently serving his sixth term as representative for Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional district. He sits on the House Budget and Ways and Means committees. Read the outlines of his “Roadmap for America’s Future.” He is co-author, with Representatives Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Eric Cantor (R-VA), of Young Guns: A New Generation of Conservative Leaders.”

Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute. He’s author of “The Battle: How the Fight Between Free Enterprise and Big Government Will Shape America’s Future.”

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