Against a dark and foreboding soundtrack, Ryan looks into the camera and rehashes the 2008 financial crisis.
"You know, I was here — in Congress — in 2008 when we had the economic crisis," Ryan said. "It was a terrible time. Millions of people lost their jobs. Trillions of dollars of wealth: gone. That crisis caught us by surprise."
The video ends with a cliffhanger: Ryan walking into a camera-filled room to announce his budget proposal to the nation.
Ryan is expected to unveil the budget plan on Tuesday despite inter-party squabbling over the cap on spending it contains.
"The House Budget Committee remains on track and on schedule — a sharp contrast to Senate Democrats, who have failed to account for government’s spending and borrowing for 1,049 days," Ryan spokesman Conor Sweeney said Tuesday.