On “The Bailout”, Part 15: Wisconsin Congressman Ryan – “vote for bailout went against his principles”

So says this Link in the Milwaukee Journal.

I think Representative Ryan doesn’t understand what “principles” means.

He had a chance to signal his what his principles are. He signaled something else:

“This bill offends my principles,” the Janesville Republican said in an impassioned speech Sept. 29, before Congress’ first attempt to pass the measure. “But I am going to vote for this bill in order to preserve my principles, in order to preserve this free-enterprise system.”

What poppycock. What doublespeak. Did Ryan offer any alternatives? No. Did he even see other alternatives? No mention is made in the article.

“Obviously, I don’t like this. What’s disturbing about these bailouts is the moral hazard it produces.”

Not obviously, Congressman. Votes matter, not words. You voted for it.

Ryan says he hasn’t lost his zeal for the free-market system and, despite the losses in the stock market, …

Blah blah blah. You had your chance Rep Ryan. Go fuck your rhetoric. When the chips were down, you voted on the wrong side. You had a chance to express your “zeal”.

Not all congressmen were confused on what to do:

“How can we have capitalism on the way up and socialism on the way down?” said House Republican Study Committee Chairman Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), who opposed the plan. “If we lose our ability to fail, will we not soon lose our ability to succeed?”

Quite right and good on you.

Note: Ryan is one of the professional congressman. He really hasn’t done anything else in his adult life but be a congressman. The US has enough of those types in congress. Throw him and the others like him out.

Lastly:

Daniel Mitchell, a supply-side tax policy expert at the right-leaning Cato Institute, takes issue with any conservative who voted for the package.

“They can call themselves conservative all they want, but when push came to shove, they grabbed $700 billion from taxpayers and gave it to the fat cats on Wall Street,” he said. “It’s hard to say any of that is fiscally responsible.”

Its not. Ryan’s actions define him, not his words.


Note the ironic words on the background
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3 Responses

  1. This is not a minor error in judgment, it’s politics as usual. Maybe he needs to be challenged in the next primary.

  2. I hope he is. He has aspirations to be Gov or a US Senator. I will vote against him.

  3. I can’t believe people keep these crooked bastards in office. PEOPLE WAKE UP!! Vote these morons out now!!

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