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“The president and the Democratic leadership have shown by their actions that they believe government needs to increase its size and its reach, its price tag and its power,” Mr. Ryan said. “We believe the days of business as usual must come to an end. We hold to a couple of simple convictions: Endless borrowing is not a strategy; spending cuts have to come first.”

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As the president heads to Mr. Ryan’s home state, that message — and the clash of ideas that will play out over the next two years — is likely to be on his mind.