Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Hypothetically, will Ryan screw over his flooded-out constituents?

With the record rains and floods in Walworth, Racine and Kenosha Counties over the last 2 days (and possibly more to come tonight), it's seems possible that there will be enough building damage and washed-out roads to require assistance from the Federal Government.

Also interesting is that this severe flooding is happening in the district of one Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House of Representatives. You'd think this would increase the chances of this part of Southeastern Wisconsin to get assistance. However, given what Ryan did in 2013 in a similar situation when it came to giving assistance to the East Coast after Superstorm Sandy, I'm not so sure that's the case.
Among the 179 Republicans who voted "no" are several lawmakers who were elected in 2010 in the Tea Party wave and who promised to rein in federal spending. There were also prominent committee chairmen, such as Dave Camp of the House Ways and Means Committee, Fred Upton of the Energy Committee and Jeb Hensarling of the Financial Services Committee, who were among the bill's opponents.

Another "no" vote: House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the GOP's 2012 vice presidential nominee. Ryan was also among the 67 Republicans who voted against the first installment of Sandy aid earlier this month.
Ryan's excuse at the time was that the aid being given out was too much, wasn't paid for with taxes and would be mismanaged. So if Ryan was being honest at the time of the Sandy vote, then he'll probably vote against giving the people in his district assistance for a similar act of climate change God.

I mean, we know Ryan vote against the Sandy aid was totally out of principle, and had NOTHING TO DO with the fact that the funds were heading to liberal blue states and would disproportionately help minorities in big cities.

Of course, I'm just speaking in a hypothetical, since we don't know if there will be enough damage from the floods to meet the FEMA threshholds for relief. And we know what Purty Mouth Pau-lie thinks about hypotheticals.
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) dismissed the most recent disclosures of Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Kremlin-linked lawyer for dirt on Hillary Clinton, telling reporters that he wanted to wait on various Russia probes to conclude before commenting.

Ryan said he didn’t wasn’t “gonna go into hypotheticals” when Kasie Hunt from NBC asked if he would personally meet with an official from a rival foreign government for dirt on a political opponent.

Such a punchable piece of human garbage.

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