Yes, he's chopping ... things like CHIP, Medicare...
To complain about Ryan keeping Obama's Medicare cuts in place is a bit of a stretch, surely!
Considering that it took the work of three presidents over a span of twenty years to create the surplus
What 'surplus'? During the height of the dot-com bubble, the debt "only" went up
by $20 billion (1999-2000). At that point, before the bubble burst, some economists predicted that there would be an actual surplus in the future - but the bubble burst, so that was never a possibility. Of course with the bubble bursting and 9/11 the debt became much worse, but short of unprecedented slashing of federal spending - at the start of a war, too - that was literally inevitable.