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Who Is Paul Ryan?

c136 Wrote: Aug 23, 2012 4:12 PM
John, gimme a break. Paul Ryan is all for big government. It's not even debatable. Voted for: No Child Left Behind,the Medicare drug entitlement, housing subsidies, unemployment-benefits extension, the bank bailouts (TARP), and the 2008 subsidies to failing Chrysler and GM, Iraq and Afgan war, raising the minumum wage, raising the debt ceiling, The Patriot Act, etc, etc.
I wanted to like Paul Ryan.

Before he was nationally known, Rep. Ryan visited me at ABC, and we went to lunch. He was terrific. He was a rare politician, one who actually cared about America's coming debt crisis and the unfairness of entitlements. He even talked about F.A. Hayek's "The Road to Serfdom"! If only more politicians thought that way.

But then the housing bubble burst. Ryan voted for TARP. Then he voted for the auto bailout. Who is this guy? I thought he believed in markets!

At Fox, when I got my own TV show, I asked him about...