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.