Sunday, August 12, 2012

In seven terms, Paul Ryan has a solid record of failure as a legislator

Paul Ryan, vice-presidential hopeful, is a smooth talker who's been a total failure as a doer in Congress.

Elected in 1998, here's what he has to show for his first seven terms -- 14 years! -- in Congress. Two bills he authored have become law. Count 'em, two. 

One named the post office in Janesville after the late congressman Les Aspin, the Democrat who represented Ryan's district and went on to serve as Secretary of Defense. 

Here's a recap of his dismal record, written in July 2011.  Since then, he's managed to get House Republicans to pass some phony budget bills he knew would never pass the Senate, but has not added anything to his record of non-accomplishment.

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