Rep. Paul Ryan has stirred up quite a storm in DC. His Roadmap for America’s Future actuallty gained praise from President Obama and the usual criticism from liberals. (See my prior post for details) He also co-sponsored the Patient’s Choice Act that would revolutionize the health care industry and points toward free market solution. (I do disagree with the tort reform aspect of it but otherwise find it breathtaking in its innovation.) Ryan is the ranking member of the House Budget Committee (which means if we get the GOP in power in the House, he’s the likely Chairman) and takes his service seriously.
Wisconsin has a long tradition of innovation in government. From “Fighting Bob La Follette” all the way through to former Governor Tommy Thompson, the Badger State has had many new ideas to the nation. Paul Ryan might be a guy going places. To paraphrase the next Governor of Michigan, he’s one tough nerd!