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    Re: Rep. Ryan Tastes The Grapes Of Wrath

    What it shows is how far removed politicians are from the rest of the country. This goes back to John Edwards' $400 haircut or Cindy McCain wearing a $300,000 outfit to the convention.

    These people don't have a clue really how the rest of this country lives. And yes, all these costs were not paid by the taxpayers but most likely those friendly lobbyist.

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    Re: Rep. Ryan Tastes The Grapes Of Wrath

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    What it shows is how far removed politicians are from the rest of the country. This goes back to John Edwards' $400 haircut or Cindy McCain wearing a $300,000 outfit to the convention.

    These people don't have a clue really how the rest of this country lives. And yes, all these costs were not paid by the taxpayers but most likely those friendly lobbyist.
    Lol. That's because the rest of the country isn't rich. They don't talk to those people.

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    Re: Rep. Ryan Tastes The Grapes Of Wrath

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    There is nothing wrong about it, however he's advocating cutting the future benefits of seniors, so I don't think the episode puts him in a very good light with them. Whether or not you think he's a hypocrite, it will look that way to many voters. Count on it.
    I think he's doing exactly what his voters wanted him to do.
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    Re: Rep. Ryan Tastes The Grapes Of Wrath

    Quote Originally Posted by DashingAmerican View Post
    I think he's doing exactly what his voters wanted him to do.
    Expand the deficit? Ryan's plan does not reduce the deficit or debt. Virtually all of the savings from the cuts are eaten by tax cuts which then are assumed to bring in a ridiculous 50% return. If Ryan was serious about cutting the deficit and debt, he'd raise taxes slightly and put ALL of the savings towards deficit and debt reduction. Ryan's plan does not put us on the path to financial solvency.
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    Re: Rep. Ryan Tastes The Grapes Of Wrath

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Other people being an idiot is not an excuse to be an idiot.
    I haven't researched anybody, but whose to say he wasn't a man of means before he took office?

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    Re: Rep. Ryan Tastes The Grapes Of Wrath

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    You mean as silly as Michele Obama eating a burger or the Obama's going out to a romantic dinner in New York? Of course it is silly, but that is how low politics have gotten in the US... not to mention there is a difference... Sure Michele is leading the charge for healthy eating, and then she eats a burger.. so what.. the burger cost like a buck. Sure the Obama's are suppose to be the "leading light" of the nation, but as long as they use their own money for their romantic dinners and dont go around demanding that the American people cut food budgets and not going out and so on... the I have no problem with them going out and even spending 400 dollars on a bottle of wine!. The Obama's are not part of the party of supposed fiscal responsibility and leading the discussion on gutting government spending for the least well off while lowering taxes on the rich and corporations... Ryan is.... so yes he is a grade 1 hypocrite even if he paid for it himself. Fiscal responsibility starts with personal responsibility, and blowing a few weeks food allowance for a poor family on a bottle of wine is disgusting to say the least considering who is doing it. It reminds me of Marie Antoinette... "let them eat cake"...
    Well, there is that. Ignore my last post.

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    Re: Rep. Ryan Tastes The Grapes Of Wrath

    Quote Originally Posted by DashingAmerican View Post
    Wine is nasty, to me, but if you have the money who cares how you spend it.
    Wine and beer both. Gah.

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    Re: Rep. Ryan Tastes The Grapes Of Wrath

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Two unrelated things are unrelated. Stop making liberals look foolish.
    Hmmm. I didn't say they were related, but I've seen enough political ads in my life to know this could be used against him. I can see the ads in my head. "Rep. Ryan wants to cut you Medicare, while he drinks $350 a bottle wine at posh DC restaurant."
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    Re: Rep. Ryan Tastes The Grapes Of Wrath

    I've spent a couple of hundred on a bottle of wine in a restaurant before.


    pbrauer, what was your opinion of the Kennedy's? John Kerry? I'm pretty sure if I were to look up the list of millionaires who spend this kind of money on consumer goods and who are also Congressional Democrats who claim to be 'for the poor" etc. the list would be lengthy...

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    Re: Rep. Ryan Tastes The Grapes Of Wrath

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Rep. Ryan wants to cut the benefits of future seniors, but he caught helping to consume not one but two bottles of $350 Jayer-Gilles 2004 Echezeaux Grand Cru wine.




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    Like ive been saying the teaparty is all about the 30-45 greedy B*****Ds and most of the teaparty snotnoses are all rich and its all about them....and more and more traditional long term republicans I talk too, soundly realize that now

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