Friday, August 17, 2012

Budget Genius Ryan Forgets About Multi-Million Dollar Family Trust

The front page of USA Today in the newspaper box I spotted Thursday raised a question about our own aw-shucks, just-regular-folks Congressman Paul Ryan from salt-of-the-earth Janesville:

Do we really want a House Budget Committee Chairman potential Vice-President/US Senate presiding officer who can't remember he made six-figure income from a trust worth between $1 and $5 million?

While being vetted by Mitt Romney's campaign, GOP vice presidential hopeful Rep. Paul Ryan amended two years of his financial disclosure statements to add an income-producing trust worth between $1 million and $5 million that he had previously neglected to report.

The trust, an inheritance of Ryan's wife, former Washington lobbyist Janna Little Ryan, represents one of the couple's largest assets. Letters and amendments Ryan filed June 6 with the Clerk of the House show the trust produced income of between $15,001 and $50,000 in 2010, and between $100,001 and $1 million last year.


Boxer said...

No wonder the Boy Wonder can afford the $350 bottles of wine. Cheese and beer ain't the only liquid running through his veins, I'd say.

I bet Ayn Ryan's also conveniently forgot that he collected social security checks after his father died. That's what SS is there for, but it's a durn shame that the same guy who cashed the checks then turns around and labels others 'entitlement-dependent' and does his legislative best to prevent people who need the help more than he did from getting the assistance they need.

Perhaps his veins run with sang froid.

Reagan's Disciple said...

So let's get this straight so America understands..

I am supposed to be more upset with what Romney and Ryan do with their money than I am with what Obama does with mine.

JB said...

The blood certainly isn't running to his brain, because he has "forgotten" an awful lot of things lately, hasn't he?

Perhaps he doesn't have veins at all, and is just a cyborg.

James Rowen said...

To RD: You are deliberately confusing public spending with public officials and candidates' disclosure of income.

Reagan's Disciple said...

Again, what is the infatuation with other peoples personal lives?

You are confusing a "right to know" vs what is a "need to know."

As far as I am aware, everyone has complied with all campaign finance and disclosure laws. What is really the problem here?