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Paul Ryan's Bravest Moment

A lot of politicians talk a good game about principles and guts, but very few act. But Paul Ryan has guts. In October 2008, while the economy was cratering, Paul Ryan stood on the floor of the House of Representatives and encouraged his colleagues to do something incredibly unpopular: Pass TARP, the bailout scheme that helped save the economy. He was one of only 20 Republicans to vote yea on the measure, which barely passed after failing the second time around.
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House Republicans Pass Paul Ryan’s Radical Budget

US Politics / Liberal : The Wonk Room (3 years ago)

The House of Representatives today passed the radical Republican 2013 budget, authored by Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI), by a vote of 228-191. The budget would gut the social safety net, but give so much in tax cuts to ... Read Post

Paul Ryan says he didn't vote for the defense cuts he voted for

US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos (2 years ago)

Paul Ryan's floor statement on passing the Budget Control Act: “The Budget Control Act represents a victory for those committed to controlling government spending and growing our economy." Remember when Paul Ryan voted last year for... Read Post

Rand Paul is Very Special

Politics : Lawyers, Guns & Money (3 years ago)

I love Rand Paul. He’s like his father, but with even fewer principles. This Paul speech about oil companies on the Senate floor is classic: Instead of punishing them, you should want to encourage them. I would think you would want ... Read Post


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