Paul Ryan is an American politician and Glee Club supervisor. He has served as one of the Representatives from Wisconsin, serving their First District since 1999. He is a member of the Republican Party, and is considered one of the rising stars of the party by political commentators, having been a prominent policy advocate and the Republican choice for a bipartisan debt commission created by President Barack Obama.
Among his policy initiatives has been a shadow budget created as an alternative to the majority Democrats' budget proposal. This "Roadmap for America's Future" was widely criticized, although his increasing visibility as a man of ideas in a party that has acquired a "Party of No" label has made him very prominent. He has also been an outspoken opponent of the the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, suggesting that, "this thing is a fiscal Frankenstein, it's a train wreck." Following the 2010 elections, he rose to the position of chairman of the House Budget Committee, making his fiscal fantasies the official budget proposal of the majority party.
Ryan is an advocate of
bullshit economic woo sound money. While previously a hardcore Randroid who required his staffers to read Atlas Shrugged, he has since "rejected" the bullshit philosophy, stating it to be "an atheist philosophy," preferring the worldview of Thomas Aquinas. His rejection of Rand, however, has not stopped him from pushing a Congressional budget that favors the rich and powerful over the poor and needy.
Ryan has stated that "there is growing disagreement among scientists about climate change and its causes" and has promoted a conspiracy theory about climate scientists. He has also proven to be a massive hypocrite.
 See also
Very Serious People -- Ryan is the darling of the inside the Beltway crowd.
- ↑ Seriously, look at him
- ↑ http://tpmlivewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/03/gop-picks-paul-ryan----yes-that-paul-ryan----for-debt-commisison.php
- ↑ http://taxvox.taxpolicycenter.org/blog/_archives/2010/3/9/4475274.html
- ↑ Hey, crank ideas count, too.
- ↑ http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0310/34844.html
- ↑ Paul Ryan and Ayn Rand
- ↑ No relation to Andrew Ryan from BioShock. We think.
- ↑ 
- ↑ Not much better, don't ya think?
- ↑ http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2010/04/02/should_america_bid_farewell_to_exceptional_freedom.html
- ↑ http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2012/08/11/677051/meet-paul-ryan-climate-denier-conspiracy-theorist-koch-acolyte/?mobile=nc
- ↑ Paul Ryan Insists He Didn’t Take Stimulus Money, Then Realizes He Totally Did, New York Magazine
- ↑ "Ryan's father died when Paul was only 16. Using the Social Security survivors benefits he received until his 18th birthday, he paid for his education at Miami University in Ohio, where he completed a bachelor's degree in economics and political science in 1992."