Ryan hopes to win over incoming GOP lawmakers with his ‘Roadmap’

    Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) plans try to win over the freshman class of legislators likely to be elected Nov. 2 to support his “Roadmap for America’s Future.”
    Ryan acknowledged that his “Roadmap,” which would partially privatize Social Security and turn Medicare into a voucher system, is not an official plank of the Republican Party platform.
    However, he plans to make sure members of the incoming class of Republicans, which is likely to include some members of the Tea Party, are well-versed in his conservative agenda. Ryan said he plans to provide them with an updated version of his plan.
    "What we need to do is quickly bring them up to speed," Ryan said in an interview with the National Review. Ryan said "dozens" of House candidates have privately confided in him that they support the plan.
    "Reinforcements are coming," Ryan said.
    If the GOP retakes the House of Representatives, Ryan is poised to chair the Budget Committee, where he would have significant influence over federal appropriations.
    – BizTimes Milwaukee


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