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Who Is Paul Ryan?

dangfitz Wrote: Aug 22, 2012 3:41 PM
Defense is authorized by the Constitution ("to execute the laws of the union, suppress insurrections, and repel invasion"). What we have is offense: a militarily-backed worldwide empire, with 1000+ bases in over 150 countries. While I respect and honor those in military service, their masters -both D & R - have abused their honor & put them in harms' way when the USA and our Constitution were not threatened from without. It's sad to say, but no soldier has actually fought for my freedom in my lifetime. The only credible threat to my freedom - and yours - in the last 60 years has come from Washington, DC. Everything else has been our politicians trying to run the world at the point of a US taxpayer financed gun
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...