An investigation of Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan’s record as the First District Representative demonstrates that he is not a Tea Party advocate or consistent conservative in his principles, when it comes to his constituents.
The record shows the following:
Ryan voted for earmarks for his district, while always condemning the concept.
Ryan supported the Auto Industry Bailout, because it affected many of his constituents.
Ryan voted for TARP, the Troubled Asset Relief Program, in 2008, because it had an effect on his district.
Ryan was opposed to the Obama Economic Stimulus legislation, but made sure that his constituents received some of the funding under the law.
So Paul Ryan has said one thing and done another, making him a typical politician, who speaks out of both sides of his mouth!
But if one is a true Tea Party advocate or hard line conservative, Paul Ryan should disillusion them, added on to the flip flopping of Mitt Romney!
But realize, the major reason to back Romney and Ryan is simply they are not Barack Obama!
This is more a personal election issue, than anything else!
But the problem is that, nationally, Barack Obama is well liked, and highly regarded, while the “likability” rating of Romney is very low, the lowest in modern times for a candidate, and even if Paul Ryan is more personable and likeable by comparison, he is not at the level of Barack Obama!
And even if Ryan were to become popular as much as Obama, remember he is the bottom of the ticket, not the top!