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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Recent Insights and Angles On Paul Ryan

PR Watch - Constituents Say Paul Ryan's Economy Isn't Working for Them

Ryan has called the social safety net "a hammock that ends up lulling people in their lives into dependency and complacency" and has a history of voting against extending unemployment benefits. Some Janesville residents argue that statements like these, coupled with his voting record, illustrate a disconnect between Ryan and the community he represents.


Huff Post - Paul Ryan Lobbied On Behalf Of Companies Who Gave Him Campaign Cash.

But the fact that Ryan was willing to go to bat on behalf of campaign donors drives against the narrative Ryan has long claimed -- that he is a special kind of politician, more saint than sinner.

Paul Krugman - Don't shrug off Paul Ryan's fascination with Ayn Rand

Caffeinated politics - Paul Ryan’s Family Is Proof That Government Helps To Make Businesses Profitable

There is nothing wrong with admitting that government works, and is needed. It looks down-right partisan to make a claim in the other direction just on a talking point basis. But it looks just plain silly to do it when making piles of money off of government contracts.

Paul Ryan needs to change speech writers.

Changing speech writers won't help at all. The district needs to change its congressman. Vote Rob Zerban

Lady Liberal - by Cathy Myers, a Janesville resident's perspective of Paul Ryan. The Emperor Has No Clothes!

Yes! Paul Ryan Was Protested In Janesville

Blue Cheddar - Excellent slideshow of the Paul Ryan Janesville Protest. More photos posted on Facebook.

L.A. Times - Despite working-class image, Ryan comes from family of wealth.

Paul Ryan was born into one of the most prominent families in Janesville, Wis., and his rise to political power and financial stability was boosted by family money and connections.

This political lawn sign on a busy Janesville street is open to a changing message every day ... what would YOU like to see it say? Submit your ideas here ---> Democracy Rocks Facebook

CapTimes Editorial calls on Paul Ryan to respect constituents and debate Rob Zerban.

Roger Bybee - Paul Ryan Carpet-Bombed His District's Factories, Then Strafed First Aid Stations

Check out a collection of Bybee's writings on Paul Ryan here.

If it makes you happy, Paul Ryan Will Wave Any Flag and Wear Any Hat

I didn't think much about Paul Ryan waving the Pittsburgh Steelers "Terrible Towel" around when he was in Pittburgh until I saw how many of his supporters were wearing the Wisconsin cheese hat at his party event in Janesville, they were clearly in damage control.

Always check in at the The Paul Ryan Watch for the latest perspectives on the congressman from those who know him best.

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