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Who Is Paul Ryan?

dangfitz Wrote: Aug 22, 2012 3:18 PM
I like Stossel, but no. We've been led down this path too many times. I'm in a swing state (Va), and I'm voting for Gary Johnson. Come back and ask for my vote when you field a candidate who walks his talk. I prefer divided government with Obama to having the GOP control all 3 branches. Last time we had a GOP Presidency with majorities in Cngress, they increased government spending at a faster clip than Lyndon Johnson. Go back and read that sentence again. At a faster clip than Lyndon Johnson! I assume that Republican politicians are as statist as Democrat politicians. The burden is on them to prove otherwise. Both Romney and Ryan have a record of increasing the size and scope of government.
SMyles Wrote: Aug 22, 2012 3:45 PM
I like Stossel too. And I'm thankful to him for what he's doing. It just never dawned on me to change my vote based on an article he writes, as the OP suggested.,
S211 Wrote: Aug 22, 2012 3:41 PM
Until now that is you mean under the current administration. Throw your vote into the street. Go ahead. Better than you voting for BO.
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...