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    Rep. Ryan Tastes The Grapes Of Wrath

    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.

    Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), a leading advocate of shrinking entitlement spending and the architect of the plan to privatize Medicare, spent Wednesday evening sipping $350 wine with two like-minded conservative economists at the swanky Capitol Hill eatery Bistro Bis.
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    Re: Rep. Ryan Tastes The Grapes Of Wrath

    Ahh a hypocrite caught "red" handed... got to love it.

    Funny how "men of the people" suddenly become rich snobs when they go to Washington... wonder where they get the money... no wait!
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    Re: Rep. Ryan Tastes The Grapes Of Wrath

    That stuff is not worth a penny over $195.00. He needs to shop at Costco.
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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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    Big deal...

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    Re: Rep. Ryan Tastes The Grapes Of Wrath

    Who picked up the tab?


    And, fwiw, you will always pay much more for alcohol from a restaurant or bar than you will buying it from the store.

    And, fwiw, don't buy wine by the glass in a restaurant. Unless they are a wine bar with nitrogen system, many restaurants will continue to serve wine from a bottle that was opened the day before, (or even longer in some instances.)
    I may be wrong.

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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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    GEESH he looks like a 40 yr. old Eddie Munster who just got busted for being a bad bad boy. When will these idiots realize that with all the technology out there.. that there is no privacy & you need to watch what you do. Also I like the way that he claims he had no idea that a bottle is soo pricey there. These RWer's come off as terrible 2's.
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    Re: Rep. Ryan Tastes The Grapes Of Wrath

    This seems like a silly thing to bitch about Rep Ryan over. Especially if he paid for it himself.
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    Re: Rep. Ryan Tastes The Grapes Of Wrath

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    This seems like a silly thing to bitch about Rep Ryan over. Especially if he paid for it himself.
    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"...
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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"...
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    Re: Rep. Ryan Tastes The Grapes Of Wrath

    From the link.

    In further explaining his side of the story, Ryan said he only had one glass of wine out of the two bottles but decided when it came time to pay the bill that he should pay for one of the bottles of wine out of an abundance of caution. He even produced the receipt for the meal, which you can view here. The receipt shows a charge to Ryan's credit card for $472 -- $392 for his meal and the bottle of wine and a generous $80 tip.
    I'm sure the waiter/waitress wasn't pissed.

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