Paul Ryan has officially announced he will seek to become the next speaker of the House. He will very likely succeed in gaining the powerful position.
Ryan said he is "eager" to be the speaker of the House, and he believes the House Republican Conference is "ready to move forward as one, united team."
The internal party vote for speaker of the House is scheduled for next Wednesday, and the vote of the full House is scheduled for next Thursday.
Ever since Mitt Romney announced in 2012 that his running mate would be Ryan, the media has been working overtime trying to define him.
The path they've chosen is to paint him as a small-government, free-marketer. Several have hyperbolically tried to even pass Ryan off as a libertarian!
Now that Ryan is likely to become the next Speaker, it is very important to understand the truth about Ryan. The idea that he is some kind of small government advocate is a joke.
Below you'll find all posts that have appeared on EPJ during the time Ryan ran as vice-president in 2012 that discuss his real views.
- Did Paul Ryan Game the CBO Scoring System?
- Krugman Konfusion (Paul Ryan Edition)
- Paul Ryan as Military Keynesian
- Ugh, The Clueless Gold Hater Joe Weisenthal
- Now Paul Ryan is a Hayekian
- More Absurd Promotion of Paul Ryan as a "Radical Free Market" Advocate
- Tim Carney Bazookas Paul Ryan
- The Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan's Brother Money Connection
- Paul Ryan: The Koch Brothers Get Their Man
- Paul Ryan on Attack
- Paul Ryan: 'Biggest 'Brown Noser'
- Ben Swann Smacks Paul Ryan Hard
- Now Boehner Defends Paul Ryan's TARP Vote
- Grover Norquist Takes On Paul Ryan and the War Party
- Romney Budget Plan + Ryan Budget Plan = Total B.S.
- Obama Campaign: Ryan Kisses the Ring of Adelson
- FOX News: Ryan Budget Plan Doesn't Actually Slash the Budget
- Reagan’s Former Budget Chief, David Stockman, Rips Paul Ryan
- Paul Ryan Insider Trading Thief
- Senior Cato VP Goes GaGa Over Paul Ryan
- VIDEO: Ron Paul on Paul Ryan
- Paul Ryan as a Team Player
- Ezra Klein: Ryan Isn't a Deficit Hawk
- Ron Paul on Paul Ryan
- Bought and Paid for Paul Ryan
- The Marketing of Paul Ryan - by, Justin Raimondo
- Cato Propaganda about Republicans and Paul Ryan
- Did Paul Ryan Misunderstand Ayn Rand?
- Slick Paul Ryan on TARP
- What the Wisconsin Republican Liberty Caucus Doesn't Want You to Know About Paul Ryan
- Paul Ryan's Slick Healthcare Plan
- Paul Ryan's Ballsy Attempt to Create A Huge Tax Reduction for His Crony Bow Hunters
- How Much of a Micro-Tax Nut Job is Paul Ryan?
- Don't Confuse Paul Ryan with Ron Paul
(ht Chris Rossini)