Ryan previews life under GOP rule

This afternoon, we’re going to get some specifics on the what the United States will look like under Republican rule.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, seeking to put some definition to the choice in the upcoming elections, will outline his vision in his first major policy speech since taking the job.

“We want all Americans, when they look at Washington, to see spending going down, taxes going down, debt going down,” Ryan will say, according to a transcript of the speech obtained by the New York Times. “We want to see progress and have pride. We want people to believe in the future again.”

“If you don’t have a job, we want you to be confident that you can find one — and take it,” the Los Angeles Times says, quoting the speech. If you do have a job, we want you to be confident that that job will pay well. We want students to know that all that school — and all that debt — will be worth it. We want seniors to know that all those years of hard work — and all those years of paying taxes — will be rewarded. Medicare and Social Security will be there when you need them.”

Familiar slogans, but what about specifics?

“We need to be big, we need to be bold, we need to be specific,” he told CBS This Morning today.

He offered no specifics in the interview which was originally intended to give him the opportunity to provide them, but was instead refocused on the San Bernardino shooting.

“If we don’t like the direction the country is heading, we can’t just be a party yelling ‘no’,” he said.