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    Trumpaloompa Tormenter Cicero's Avatar
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    Meanwhile, back at the ranch, more hypocrisy from Paul Ryan

    Paul Ryan has record of pushing for and earmarking federal funds for his district


    By Jerry Markon and David S. Fallis, Published: August 17

    Five months ago, Rep. Paul Ryan reached out to the Transportation Department, urging that it look favorably upon his home town’s request for $3.8 million, which would help build a new city transit center.

    It was the same center that four years ago received $735,000 in federal funds through an earmark that Ryan (R-Wis.) had secured.

    Over his 13 years in Congress, Ryan has often used the powers of his office to seek federal funds for his district, sometimes from existing pools of money and other times in ways that would increase federal spending. His success has meant funding for projects including a runway extension at a local airport and an environmental study of the Kenosha Harbor.

    There is nothing improper or even unusual about what Ryan has done — in fact, it is the essence of what many congressmen do and what many of their constituents expect. But it complicates the image that Ryan, and now Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, have sought to project of a man who is single-mindedly focused on sharply cutting the federal budget and erasing the nation’s deficit.

    Paul Ryan has record of pushing for and earmarking federal funds for his district - The Washington Post

    It's also a strange position for someone who claims to be a follower of Ayn Rand. It's certainly not something one would do if one were REALLY concerned about the debt and the deficit...yet Ryan has a history of doing exactly what he decries. Finally, there's the question of austerity. Shouldn't it BEGIN at home? If Ryan really believed, as he claims he does, that we must have austerity (EVEN THOUGH the results will be horrible for everyone but the 1%) shouldn't he be willing to demonstrate the validity of his beliefs by inflicting them on his constituents? It would be the perfect micro-laboratory, where we could see austere government in action. More to the point, doesn't Ryan believe that a key component of austerity is a MORAL component? Why, then, wouldn't he want his own constituents to be moral? Does he truly want to foster a culture of dependency among them?

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    Veteran Member Stefan Bandera's Avatar
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    Is Ryan a serial liar, earmarker, hypocrit, etc ????

    What else has Ryan lied about, how many times has he lied, and how many more things and for how long will he continue to lie ??????

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