From Wisconsin to Washington, TIME looks back at the newly minted Republican vice presidential candidate’s years of public service.
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- Inside the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
- Secretary of State John Kerry’s First Overseas Trip
What do you want to bet we will know every single detail of Ryans' life in weeks while Obamas' past remains vague after 4 years in Office?
pic 8 it's Deer not Dear ! well unless he likes to shot at things DEAR to him! you never know those Republican politicians!
That isn't Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif, it's Rep. Todd Akin (R-Legitimate Rape)!!! Hahahahahahahahahaha!
Politicians are the worst of the worst. But you have to at least pick the lesser of evils - and to me the party that actually understand finance / corporations / how the market works / etc. is our best bet right now. That party is the Republican one (at this moment). Obama is a great story, very charismatic and a fan favorite for sure - but he has no idea what he is doing financially and it is evident by our stagnant economy and continued horrible unemployment rate. I could care less what you believe in, who you sleep with or pray to, or what gender / race / creed you are. As long as the economy is pumping, small businesses have a shred of hope to flourish and the government stays out of the way, we might have a chance to be competitive again in a global market. A President who stimulates the economy and gives everyone a chance of earning a good wage (if they care to put forth effort) is a successful one. When the economy is working and the consumers are spending, life is good. If you can make that happen I am voting for you. I will take the former CEO of Bain Capital over a life long taxpayer funded government employee who started politics in Chicago to handle this task. Just saying... We need to stop making decisions based on moral emotions and start thinking about what might happen if we keep digging deeper in debt / printing money and it isn't worth anything.
50% of americans pay no federal taxes
the debt needs to be dealt with, we are crushing our childrens future.
Our jobs are going overseas because of greed including union pension funds investing in companies that move jobs over seas
We the consumers buy the stuff that is made over seas because it is cheaper and we like cheap stuff, even if in the long run we cannot afford to ship our money over seas.
CEOs and the weathly have too much, but raising their taxes is only part of the issue.
If we want social security and medicare, we need to pay for it, there is no free lunch.
We cannot keep burdening the small and mid businesses because we hate the multi-nationals.
And the hate speech, and rash generalizations that take place in discussions like this may make you feel better but they have are harmful to the greater good.
Civil discourse and personal responisibility, putting others first, true patriotism, tolernace, shared sacrifice, punishment that fits the crime, raising and cherishing our children, a standard of great public education, more personal responisillty, rewards for excellance, free entrprise, worker protection, truly fair bargaining, controlling federal spending, This is what we need, but we are too soft to do it, we as a country are infact doomed. In the future we will be studied as a great flame of freedom that burned out because the citizens wanted rights, without responsibilities, and they proved it by their actions.
What I like to see is Obama's life photos of him growing up, school pictures and not the fake stuff he's been peddling
Where are the pictures of him taking money aware from the poor, the sick and the old and handing it to multi billionaires? can we see those please?
If you are a senior citizen, woman, ethnic or religious minority, gay/lesbian/anything else on the gender continuum, not making millions of dollars a year, etc., this man is not going to be helping you. In fact, he's going to do everything in his (amp; Romney's) power to make your life more miserable - financially and legally.
Sidenote -He hunts deer? Is that still a thing?
You really need to get a grip on reality here, What they are going to do fix what the squatter in the White House has done to this country.
Side-note: A lot of Americans hunt Deer, They use the meat to feed their families.
Are you even paying attention to anything? Romney has no plan to fix anything. He can't even decide if his budget is identical to Ryan's or different in any way. Are you really for tax cuts for the wealthy and cutting benefit programs? The man can't even tell you how much his budget reduces the deficit or when it'll happen... his and Ryan's response is "we'll work with Congress". I get that people hate Obama for whatever reason but do you REALLY think Romney is the choice for the White House? Based on what exactly???
That is not Congressman McClintock at right. I'm not sure who it is, but the caption is incorrect.
Why did you leave out his private sector work experience? Surely, there must be a photo somewhere of Ryan when he used to drive the Oscar Mayer weinermobile.
This Ryan "life and career" photo gallery is extremely light on Ryan's "life," and seems to me to be focused almost entirely on his career as a Washington politician.
Romney will be sorry the picked Ryan as his VP choice.
Could it be on the night of the GOP convention they just may turn their votes towards Ryan as president? Hmmmm. Anything goes.
**Paul Ryan** was one of the many GOP politicians who met secretly on the night of Pres. Obama's inauguration for his demise as president and to make him a one-term president.
After the "plot" and meeting of the politicians, they were "giddy" as they all left for the evening.
The very next day it was Sen. Jon Kyl of AZ that went after Tim Geithner....and so the plot on Pres. O's hate-talking rhetoric started.
The evil Republican party will go to any lengths to win this election.
Paul Ryan is a great American. We are fortunate to have citizens of his high moral caliber willing to serve in our government.
He is a very honest person in contrast to Joe Biden and Barack Obama who say anything and do anything to help them get re-elected.
He has had the courage to offer ideas and possible solutions to the very major problems we face as a country. Obama/Biden and other Democrats and their supporters who attempt to demonize this very honest and sincere man only show how low caliber they are and that they will lie to promote their own agenda.
The new Democratic motto seems to be "The end justifies the Means". Total dishonesty and anything else is OK if it furthers their agenda.
Did you cut and paste that from Fox news, what garbage..
It does not take courage to align yourself with the rich and powerful against the poor and middle class.
I love that he's been working for the government for his entire career. He is the consummate Washington insider. He is government. It's all he's done. It's all he knows.
He will make a great historical footnote as a VP on a losing ticket. A very bold and brave footnote.
Eddie Munster Shrugged
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Sometimes it seems like his suits could fit him better:
They forgot this important photo of Ryan: