MADISON-Following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate following news that Paul Ryan will deliver the Republican rebuttal to the State of the Union Address.

"The radical proposals in Paul Ryan's "Roadmap to Ruin" stand in stark contrast to the goals President Obama will present for our nation. The vast majority of Americans support preserving social safety nets, expanding educational opportunities for our children to be successful in the growing global economy and ensuring access to affordable health care for all - none of which are offered in Ryan's "Roadmap."

"I hope Paul Ryan takes this opportunity to offer up some concrete ideas that work to solve our economic crisis without relying on slashing Medicare and Medicaid, heaping the tax burden on working families and endangering the retirement investments of millions of Americans."