Paul Ryan is Another Big Government Neocon

While conservatives are fired up about the selection of Paul Ryan for VP, primarily because of Romney’s lackluster campaign, I don’t share their enthusiasm.  Paul Ryan is another big government neocon.  Conservatives are fooling themselves to think otherwise.

I started to call this post, Paul Ryan is Another Big Government Phony, but that’s not correct.   He’s openly advocating that his principles really don’t mean anything to him.  It’s the conservatives who support him that are the phonies because they make excuses for the stupid things that he does.

One need only look at Ryan’s speech on the House floor in support of the TARP bailout to see that this guy is just another big government neocon.

“Madame Speaker, This bill offends my principles, but I’m going to vote for this bill in order to preserve my principles, in order to preserve this free enterprise system…”


A few months later he railed against the stimulus, when Democrats were in control. 

Paul Ryan is a water boy for Republicans.  I wouldn’t hire him to work in my company, let alone vote for him to be VP.

The Ryan plan doesn’t solve our debt problem.  It just slows it down. 

There are only 2 things that I see in this Republican Presidential ticket being superior to the Democratic one.  Romney-Ryan will support lower taxes than Obama-Biden.  That won’t solve the reckless spending problem. 

The other is that they are eye candy.  Unfortunately good looks are about all that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan bring to the table. 

More on Paul Ryan:

Paul Ryan on Bailouts and Government Stimuli:

-Voted YES on TARP
-Voted YES on Economic Stimulus HR 5140
-Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler.
-Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending.

Paul Ryan on Entitlement Programs:

-Voted YES on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients.
-Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks.

Paul Ryan on Education:

-Voted YES on Head Start Act
-Voted YES on No Child Left Behind Act

Paul Ryan on Civil Liberties:

-Voted YES on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists.
-Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent.
-Voted YES on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant.

Paul Ryan on War and Intervention Abroad:

-Voted YES on authorizing military force in Iraq.
-Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan.
-Voted YES on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date.
-Voted NO on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days.

From the Republican Liberty Caucus:

Possibly of even greater concern is Ryan’s ongoing record of absolute irresponsibility in the area of civil liberties.  Since 2010 Ryan has been on the wrong side of almost every important vote involving basic Constitutionally protected rights.  He voted to extend the PATRIOT Act, for CISPA, for DOMA, for the NDAA (three times), to expand the Department of Homeland Security, to extend troop commitments in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya and to give the President the power to appoint department heads without Senatorial approval.  At a time when more and more Republicans are waking up to the threat of expanded government power to operate without observing traditional limits on their police power these votes are a major concern.

TARP, bailouts, entitlement expansion, endless military spending and bigger, more intrusive and less constitutional government. Is the Ryan record an example of the kind of policies a financially imperiled nation needs and which grassroots Republicans are demanding? Ryan is probably a gesture in the right direction, but Liberty Republicans should be concerned that the gesture is more symbol than substance and demand a clear and aggressive fiscal plan from the Romney campaign.

7 thoughts on “Paul Ryan is Another Big Government Neocon

  1. Yep- he’s just another one of the boys – he wouldn’t be on the ticket if he wasn’t

    Hey, superior research……. I’d like to say one can’t argue with facts, but our recent county elections show that some people think that reporting the on-record votes is a personal attack and totally distorted and misleading

    • Yeap, but I can’t take credit for the research on Paul Ryan. Although, I did warn people about him over a year ago when a Tea Partier was singing his praises.

      On the State and local elections, I did do extensive research on Big Government Bob. I will be making more of that readily available soon.

    • Come on Drew, you are smarter than that. How much are you willing to swallow implying that Ryan some how saw the light and repented a few months later? He’s a waterboy for big government Republicans and now it appears that he cashed in on insider knowledge before the TARP bailouts.

      There may be some good things in the Path to Prosperity, but it only addresses one part of our spending problem, the entitlements. The water boy doesn’t touch the warfare state. We only have 3 peace time wars we’re funding, and that doesn’t include all the bombing we’re doing in countries we’re not at “war” with and the drug running the CIA does to fund the black ops for their fascist control of countries.

      Ryan has voted for enormous spending and debt ceiling increases. At the end of the day all he can claim is that the trillions would grow slower under him. Big whoop! We’re still heading off a cliff. Ryan just gets us there a little slower by focusing mostly on the one area of waste where the people actually do receive something back for what they paid in, while funding corporate welfare and the MIC.

      Perhaps even worse is that he has eviscerated the bill of rights.

  2. Now, as it has been for the last umpteen elections, it’s NOT about the Best Person for the job. It’s about the Team that can Win…and in this election, King Hussein, that lying, scheming, narcissistic loser of a Communist in Chief, must be sent packing. It’s just a dirty rotten shame that enough people with cojones couldn’t be collected to impeach the Amateur. I know very well that Tona campaigned hard for Ron Paul. The problem I have, as I’ve already said for the record, is that I’m afraid votes for Paul will take votes away from Romney, when we, as a Country, need a new President in the worst way; one that will turn the Nation around. I believe Ron Paul is ahead of his time. If We, the People, can somehow manage to do away with the current Core of Corruption that is Washington DC, I would be thrilled to have Dr. Paul represent me. As for this election, the Devil must be cast out, that is irrefutable, and Romney/Ryan can and will get the job done.

    • Hi Ron,
      This is a typical response and it needs to be addressed because is mixing elections. Yes, I worked diligently to get Ron Paul elected in the primary election. When you talk about Ron Paul splitting votes you are referring to the general election. Ron Paul is not running in the general.

      In the general I will be voting for the Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson. 4 years ago I voted for the Constitution Party candidate Chuck Baldwin. If Romney and Obama were the only two on the ballot, I wouldn’t vote. If you put a gun to my head and made me choose one of the two, I might not even do it because you’d be giving me a ticket out of this soon to be hell on earth.

      I disagree completely that it’s about the “team” that can win. That logic is what has caused us to be in this mess. Always voting for the team you think can win, that will continue screwing you like the other team, is insanity.

      The Marxist have to be happy. The 10th plank public schools have dumbed Americans down to the point that they think they have to vote for one side/team of the duopoly plaguing this country. Please turn off Fox News and MSNBC and think for yourself.

      I expect Romney and Ryan to get beat. Old people vote and Romney choose a running mate who is focusing on cutting what they get, rather than cutting corporate welfare and the military industrial complex. Ryan energizes the right, but most of those people would have held their nose and voted for Romney anyway. He doesn’t energize much else and that will likely lead to defeat.

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