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Criticizing Rep. Paul Ryan

Wisconsin’s Paul Ryan got considerable attention this week—much of it negative.

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On Wednesday, the entertaining Jon Stewart  (The Daily Show) mocked and slammed Ryan.                                                    

See Huffington Post’s Jan. 24 article  Jon Stewart Sets Paul Ryan's 'Straw Man' On Fire, Calls Takers vs. Makers Argument Hypocritical (VIDEO) or Raw Story’s  post   on the subject.

Elsewhere:

Salon   Jan. 22 post Paul Ryan Lies Again, He got famous for telling fibs during the campaign. Now he’s dissembling about his attack on society’s “takers”

“Now Ryan is trying to squirm out of the lasso in which the president captured him in his inaugural address Monday.

Mother Jones Jan. 22 post Paul Ryan Changes His Story on “Makers” and “Takers”

“Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis) is taking back what he said about “takers”—well, kind of.”

The Nation  Jan. 24  post Why Do 'Pro-Life' Pols Like Paul Ryan Protect Weapons of Mass Murder?

“But leading American Catholics are telling Ryan and other politicians that they can’t get away with claiming to be “pro-life” and “pro-NRA.” Theologians, priests and nuns are challenging the House Budget Committee chairman and 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee—who often suggests that his ideas and positions are influenced by Catholic teaching on social and economic issues—and other elected Catholics who trumpet their "pro-life" positions  to think more seriously about the meaning of the term.”

Paul Krugman  (New York Times columnist and Nobel Prize-winning economist) had a Jan. 25 op-ed Deficit Scolds Lose Their Grip, published in the Salt Lake Tribune , which  referred  to Paul Ryan as a “con man”.  

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