Government Spending

Attention Turns To Ryan, And His Budget Plan

Maybe somebody will actually talk about, you know, policy

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Representative Paul D. Ryan, the Republican Party's budget architect turned vice-presidential nominee, is set to get his prime-time moment at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night, putting heightened attention on his plans to reshape Medicare, cut taxes and reduce federal spending

As the storm-shortened convention headed into its second full day of activities, Mr. Ryan, the Wisconsin lawmaker who leads the House Budget Committee, was the unequivocal star attraction in a lineup of speakers that was heavy on Mr. Ryan's Congressional colleagues, including Senator John McCain, the party's unsuccessful 2008 presidential nominee.

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