Poor measly politician. Paltry little candidate. Pitiable Paul Ryan. He’s got the attention, he’s got the VP slot. He’s got the big intentions. He’s got the idealism to make Walter Mitty swoon. But he’s also got the kibosh. He is, in the end, not much more than a name. Paul Ryan. This is the truth. And this is everything that 13 years of his political swashbuckling have gotten us:
Ryan, who Mitt Romney has tapped as his running mate, passed a bill into law in July 2000 that renames a post office in his district. Thanks to Ryan, the post office on 1818 Milton Ave. in Janesville, Wis., is now known as “Les Aspin Post Office Building.”
The other time Ryan saw one of his bills become law was in December 2008, with legislation to change the way arrows (as in bows and arrows) are hit with an excise tax.
Two lousy bills. For cheaper arrows. And a ‘Les Aspin’ post office. What a laughable bonanza. Normally a politician would have to be deceased to be this good. In his four years in the Capitol, I’d say no-good useless amateur Senator Obama did a little better:
Obama cosponsored the Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act. He introduced two initiatives that bore his name: Lugar–Obama, which expanded the Nunn–Lugar cooperative threat reduction concept to conventional weapons; and the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006, which authorized the establishment of USAspending.gov, a web search engine on federal spending. On June 3, 2008, Senator Obama—along with Senators Tom Carper, Tom Coburn, and John McCain—introduced follow-up legislation: Strengthening Transparency and Accountability in Federal Spending Act of 2008.
Oh my. Hard to believe Republicans want this Ryan do-nothing ‘a heartbeat away,’ as they say, from running the country. He’s a silly man. I suppose some politicians are ideologues, and some are dreamers. Some folks never do any better than talking big about big things they don’t take seriously.
Congressman Paul Ryan can grandstand about the debt all he wants, but at the end of the day, Ryan is a root cause of many of the financial issues our country faces today… From supporting two unfunded wars, to dumping millions of senior citizens into the Medicare Part D “donut hole” while tying the hands of the government to negotiate prescription drug prices, and from fighting for subsidies for Big Oil that his family personally benefits from, to supporting the unfunded Bush tax cuts for his wealthiest campaign contributors, Paul Ryan’s hypocrisy is astounding… Congressman Ryan had 10 years in Congress – almost all with a House Republican majority – to reduce the deficit, prior to President Obama’s election. He did nothing.
You’d be hard-pressed to find a congressman who’s spent more of your money than Paul Ryan. You’ll find nobody who’s as nasty to the poor and the elderly while being so kind to the rich. Hypocrisy is barely the word to describe Mr. Budget Hawk. Remember Ryan’s two-faced dealing with Obama’s stimulus? No one but nobody was more opposed to it:
–”That stimulus didn’t put more private-sector people to work.”
–”The point I’m trying to make is, the stimulus was a failure.”
–“I opposed the stimulus because it doesn’t work, it didn’t work. It brought us deeper into debt. It was about $1.1 trillion when you add the borrowing cost, it put us deeper in debt and further out of work.”
No, he’d never want any part of such an evil thing:
Two years ago, during an interview on WBZ’s NewsRadio he was asked by a caller if he “accepted any money” into his district. Ryan said he did not.
“I’m not one [of those] people who votes for something then writes to the government to ask them to send us money. I did not request any stimulus money,” the congressman answered.
But Paul’s a liar. He’s exactly one of those people. At least four times he lobbied administration officials to get his hands on that poisonous government cash:
“Dear Secretary Solis: I am writing to express my support for the Energy Center of Wisconsin’s grant application for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Energy Training Partnership Grants . . ”
“Dear Secretary Chu: I am writing to express my support for the Energy Center of Wisconsin and its partners’ grant application for the Recovery Act — Building America Energy Efficient Housing Partnerships . . “
On and on. Remarkable. So there you have the guy, Paul Ryan. The dreamer. The hypocrite. The do-nothing. He’s close to being the ultimate politician, is he not? A big fat combination of useless and bullshit.