Paul Ryan’s Life and Career in Photos

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From Wisconsin to Washington, TIME looks back at the newly minted Republican vice presidential candidate’s years of public service.

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Harry Kuheim
Harry Kuheim

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?

D
D

No, we won't hear the details because they all make Ryan look even better. At least all the accurate ones do. Ryan scares the Dems all the more because they will not be able to find any dirt on him, so they'll have to risk completely making it up.

Pancil
Pancil

pic 8 it's Deer not Dear ! well unless he likes to shot at things DEAR to him! you never know those Republican politicians!

Jenn Stone
Jenn Stone

That isn't  Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif, it's Rep. Todd Akin (R-Legitimate Rape)!!! Hahahahahahahahahaha!

Frosty96
Frosty96

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.  

minnesotasad
minnesotasad

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.

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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

montecristo5000
montecristo5000

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? 

Harry Kuheim
Harry Kuheim

They're in the stack with the pics of Obama getting high and wearing that hat while living on his Rich White Grannies money.

Lauren Goldberg
Lauren Goldberg

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?

Trey Kjono
Trey Kjono

I hunt deer. As well as ducks and geese.

And your dog is nowhere near as cute as mine.

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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.

Harry Kuheim
Harry Kuheim

Hunt for food? ...Why bother when you have Food Stamps right Lauren G.?

Bailey
Bailey

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???

Immir
Immir

Where is the picture of him with his nose up Adelson's a**?

Summer
Summer

It's Madill, OK, not Medill...

Feynman007
Feynman007

Is Paul Ryan married to Mitt Romney? He and Mitt make a handsome couple.

Harry Kuheim
Harry Kuheim

Not that there's anything wrong with that...Obama approves you know.

LK312
LK312

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.

bdivad
bdivad

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.

Immir
Immir

 That's all he has ever been, other then the Koch's cabana boy...

Harry Kuheim
Harry Kuheim

Obama has been a House Boy for George Soros for his entire adult life.

P00KIE
P00KIE

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.

Harry Kuheim
Harry Kuheim

PooKIE ... You gotta be a stupid Fat bitch...am I right PooKIE?

3xfire3
3xfire3

PooKIE,

You are truly NUTS.

P00KIE
P00KIE

**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.  

3xfire3
3xfire3

PooKIE,

You lie.

I bet you cannot back up your post from a reliable non LW source?

3xfire3
3xfire3

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.

Immir
Immir

 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.

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What you need to understand is the Democrats politicians are not poor people, they are very rich. Maybe you should look into their Tax returns.

Samind3
Samind3

How about we look a Romney's tax returns. Oh I forgot,he wont show us.

Michael Cruise
Michael Cruise

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.

Immir
Immir

 I wonder why Romney is not whining about Ryan "never having a real job"

terrjudy
terrjudy

 As if Romney has had a "real" job! Failed at everything except inheriting from his dad and investing offshore and firing Americans while sending jobs to other countries... what a guy!!

ERenger
ERenger

He will make a great historical footnote as a VP on a losing ticket. A very bold and brave footnote. 

3xfire3
3xfire3

Obama/Biden are toast in November.