Speaker Ryan Emphasizes Tax Reform Early Success, Need to Rebuild Military

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaks during a news conference, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

January 11, 2018
OAN Newsroom

House Speaker Paul Ryan speaks about the early success of tax reform and re-building the nations military.

During a press briefing Thursday, Ryan noted that in the short period of time since the bill’s passage middle class families are already seeing their lives improve.

He said employers are responding positively to the new law by handing out bonuses and raising wages for their workers.

In addressing the need to re-build the military, Ryan stressed the Air Force is historically small, the Navy fleet is aging, and military enlistment is down.

A U.S. Navy Corpsman and U.S. soldier take part in a helicopter Medevac exercise in Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 6, 2017. (Photo/REUTERS/Omar Sobhani)

He says Congress is adamantly working to improve benefits for service members.

As deadline to pass the spending bill fast approaches, Ryan says negotiations on cap agreements are underway.

  • DefendTheFaith

    We have 9 more aircraft carries not operational but could be came operational in fairly short time.

  • PA

    NEVER TRUST A RINO!
    They LIED to Get Elected to Intentionally BETRAY US & TRUMP!
    They LIED Under their Oaths of Office as Fraudulent Dem Party Ops.
    They LIED Under Oath as “Illegal” Law Makers.
    They LIED Under Oath as Contemptuous “NON Representatives”.
    These Double Dipping, TAX PAID/Dem BOUGHT, covert, subversive, InBedded, Planted & Placed
    Snakes, Rats & Traitors hide in the Tall Grass, waiting, with baited breath, forked tongues & tails rattling
    TO STRIKE AGAINST US.

  • Bobby Green

    We have helicopters still in service from 1962. We have planes with cracked wing spars still trying to fly. When the Iraq war first started families were sending flak jackets to their children because the military didn’t have enough. It’s about time the military got a “face” lift. Freedom isn’t free.

  • nfcapitalist

    End pork barrel spending… explain hog farm gas and shrimp on treadmill studies that are wasting our potential when the power of our military is not being understood as critical to the continuation of western civilIzation.

  • Joker

    Boo this man. Drain the swamp. Ryan is a rat. Everyone in Congress needs to go immediately. If they aren’t corrupt they are incompetent.

  • Elizabeth A. Parks

    Good to see Republicans finding some courage and getting out there and supporting our president. Awesome.

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  • DefendTheFaith

    There is 20 aircraft carriers in operation in the world. The USA has 11 of the 20. They are the 11 biggest and most powerful. They are nuclear powered Super-aircraft carriers more than the rest of the world put together.
    Don’t mess with the US. If we had to I believe we could kick the hole worlds BUTT.

  • Arcanumone

    Yes, yes! Build the Wall…oh my God yes…no more people from $!?thole countries! Yes! Yes!—build-up the military!! yesssss!!! I need a cigarette….

  • Tom Horn

    Our military needs A LOT more money since the traitor Obama took it all away.

  • C B

    Things are getting better …….MAGA

  • Shane Norkus

    Let us start at the top by getting rid of ALL the administratively promoted General’s and Admiral’s – those without combat experience and a warrior mentality.

    Then we go into the military academies and expel all the racists and communists, especially at West Point, moving our way down to ALL the social engineering crap foisted upon the greatest fighting force in the world by politically-correct politicians in removing homosexuals, lesbians and the gender confused.

    Next, NO WOMEN IN COMBAT, support roles only, especially nursing. Comfort women will be allowed, and paid accordingly.

    I could go on, but you get the point.

    • PatrickJ

      Well, you’re sort of a nasty person to begin with. I like you already!

      • Shane Norkus

        thank you.

    • Indread Cold

      Are your parents related? You sound like a lib sheep vomiting the extremist garbage you have been fed by the truck full. “Comfort women”? Start wearing blue, it suits you better.

      • Shane Norkus

        No. Yours?

        Why not comfort women? Like rock’n’roll groupies, they follow warriors everywhere. They may as well get paid the market rate.

  • PatrickJ

    Why do I keep getting the feeling Ryan is still running for President?

    • Shane Norkus

      he isn’t.

      he couldn’t even beat up doddering, old “HairPlugs” Biden in their only debate back in 2012, so what makes him think he could beat anyone now?

  • Roy Beane

    Yeah, well, all this is important for sure, but what about the dam WALL dammit!!! Where is the WALL?

    • PatrickJ

      It’s coming, Roy. Don’t give up just yet.

      • Bill Jr

        We’re Waiting For Pink Floyd’s Input. They’ve Got Experience With Walls!

        • Roy Beane

          Good one. Always liked them.

      • Roy Beane

        Not a chance.

    • akafett

      The last time I checked, it was started.

  • internettoughguy

    Donald Trump and his cult of personality are the most grave threat American democracy has ever faced.

    • JustmJustm

      Oh REALY???
      But obamer handing Iran 1.7 billion was ok so they can sontinue the nuke and rocket program??? Castrating our military, the world no longer repect us becaise of him??? Oh and he sold 20%to Purtin along qith hitlery???
      Really……
      Ps :see when hitlery goes ro prison with obamer

    • Tom Horn

      I love Trump’s personality and everything he says or does. He is so great.

    • Robert Love

      You are still an idiot

    • DefendTheFaith

      Another stu-pid Liberal opens their mouth. LOL
      What gender did you decide to be today?

      • Elizabeth A. Parks

        Your question – LOL !!!!!!!!!!

    • CDG

      A “cult of personality” is a bit over the top. President Obama had a fawning global media and was given a rock star greeting during his first trips overseas. People respond to people they feel can make a difference. It’s human nature. The greatest treat to American democracy is politicians, from both sides, that put themselves and their Party before America and the prosperity of its citizens.

  • landy fincannon

    Being the world’s police comes with an onerous, pantagruelian price tag.

    • internettoughguy

      Pantagruelian? That may or may not be a word but my spell checker doesn’t recognize it.

      • landy fincannon

        Enormous

      • landy fincannon

        Up date your spell checker.

  • Red

    I’m glad Obama is gone.

    • internettoughguy

      I’m not.

      • kaiju

        You lost internetpansy. Time to stop wasting your time and Soros money here.

    • PatrickJ

      You and me both.

      • PA

        His planted & placed DemDamned Criminal Minions are Still Embedded
        in each, every, ALL local, state & US Agencies,.

        • PA

          Outgoing AWFUL Virginia Governor PLAYED MEDIA Today stating
          “HE would punch President Donald Trump if he ever got too close or in his space.”

    • Tom Horn

      May he stay in Hell.

    • Jeffrey Martin

      That fool could not have gone soon enough. But, unlike our more gracious presidents (starting with that supreme racist of them all: George Washington), he won’t go away. Long live our dear dictator Hussein Obama (Praise be upon Him).

    • Roy Beane

      By the way, is he still running around the country and overseas still pretending he is the President and letting all the foreign leaders boo-hoo on his shoulder because they are scared and don’t like Trump?

    • Roy Beane

      Obama — A prime example of “affirmative action” gone completely AMOK.

  • FoolIggy

    obama wasn’t a president of the greatest nation, he was the king of the muslims for a short period of time and he acted like it in every way.

    America will NOT be destroyed from enemies outside our borders.

    America WILL be destroyed by enemies inside our borders if patriots don’t get out and vote for more leadership like Donald Trump.

    Example of poor American leadership was/is:
    a) king o, klinton krime family, swamp rat congressman, and
    b) rogue states working to disobey federal laws and suck more tax dollars from other states due to their political swamp rat mismanagement, and
    c) open border violations that DRAIN valuable $$’s from American coffers needed to pay for legitimate American needs that go unfunded and
    d) mis-management of American assets like kaliporn leadership is doing to destroy what use to be one of the most beautiful places in America to live but only attracts POLITICIANS and ILLEGALS as others flee the stupidity of government, mudslides, floods, killers running free, and mis-use of the law by libertard judges!

    Keep up the FIGHT my fellow American’s and ensure President Trump gets the support he needs around him to get the JOB DONE that we all sent him to Washington to do!

    DRAIN THE SWAMP!

    • internettoughguy

      People who continue that Barack Obama is a Muslim might be even more grotesquely, clownishly stupid than birthers.

      • Robert Love

        You are an absolute idiot

      • grit

        I can point to hundreds of incidences, starting with obama himself talking about “my muslim faith”, being brought up in a muslim country to muslim parents, and quoting the Koran every chance he gets. What christian does that? Why do you disparage his muslim faith, is it because you are actually racist or bigoted and think that muslims are not capable of running a country? He was muslim, get over it.

      • Indread Cold

        Lol wtf? A “birther” maby i dont spend enough time on the net but is that like when those fat nasty ugly dikes called me a breeder because i put myself in a place that isn’t an exit ONLY? Hahaha! People like you make me feel like less of a troll so thank you for that. Ps: don’t forget to wash your hands lol.

      • Tim maher

        Are you referring to Barackorrhoid Obamorrhea?

      • Jeffrey Martin

        You mean Hussein Obama (Peace Be Upon Him) isn’t a muslim?

      • FoolIggy

        You may be tough but not capable of reading even the simplest of sentences. I NEVER claimed he was muslim (but wouldn’t doubt he & his family are closet muslims.)

        I claimed he was KING of the muslims.

        He clearly tried to ensure America would be overrun by these yahoos during and after his kingship over America!

      • akafett

        Since you were born (I’m presuming you were not hatched), you do realize that you are calling your parents “clownishly stupid” for having you.

  • RGT

    You need to build the damn wall!!!

  • akafett

    If this country’s people would get their act together like we did in WWII, we could rebuild our military in about 2.5 years or less. But I know that won’t happen.

    • Grow Your Own

      Make military service mandatory like Israel.

      • Jeffrey Martin

        You’ll get more people but not necessarily your best. Perhaps some hybrid? Mandatory service plus incentives for those that want to be there.

        • Scott Henke

          Service=Citizenship. Childish response, but I get your point.

        • Bill Jr

          How About The “Do You Want To Stay In This Country” Or Be Parachuted Over The Ocean Without a Raft Incentive?

    • Tim maher

      I don’t know. President Trump seems to be making great improvements at lightening speed.

      • akafett

        That’s true. But imagine what we could do as a country if common patriotism was still a thing like it was in the 1940’s and ’50’s.

        • Tim maher

          It would be so great if we could return to those times. But since morality was the rule of the day I doubt we will ever see them again. Socialists have destroyed too much of our society by taking prayer out of our schools and condoning murdering babies.

  • “I’m a Rooster!”

    It’s difficult to build the greatest military in the world when Obama literally almost destroyed it.

    • Living in the Times

      Hi Rooster! Yes, when Obo was in office, the military made the comment that foreign nations no longer respected us. Due to the spineless amoebae known as Obama, leaders knew he would cave on issues and we lost respect of many nation. THANK GOODNESS FOR TRUMP!!!!

      • “I’m a Rooster!”

        I’ll bet they’re changing their tunes with respecting us now…

    • Shane Norkus

      don’t forget the Arkansas peckerwood in that equation…