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Ryan's response to last weekend's selection for Mitt Romney's running mate was to announce, "I believe my record of getting things done in Congress will be a very helpful complement to Gov. Romney's executive and private sector success outside Washington."  Let's take a look at that record, shall we?

July 2000  
Paul Ryan introduces a bill which renames a Post Office in his district to the "Les Aspin Post Office Building".

December 2008
Ryan, an accomplished archer, introduces a bill which changes the IRS code to reduces the tax on arrow shafts.

That's it.  Two bills during his entire duration of 13 years in Congress.  Ryan's record manages to eclipse even Michele Bachman's inneffectuality quotient during their respective tenure in office.

When they work approximately eight days a month while the American worker puts in an average of 22+ work days, it's no wonder John Boener's Congress has an approval rate that hovers around single digits.  Paul Ryan is more than holding up his end by establishing new lows for Congressional non-productivity.

Originally posted to T-n-T on Mon Aug 13, 2012 at 07:22 AM PDT.

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Comment Preferences

  •  If you can't stand the heat . . . (7+ / 0-)

    don't run for the office.

    Corporations are my friends, people.

    by thenekkidtruth on Mon Aug 13, 2012 at 07:21:59 AM PDT

  •  I was a Congressional Blockade. (1+ / 0-)
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    Cornerstone of Obstinance.
    Hoping Obama Fails.

    . . . from Julie, Julia. "Oh, well. Boo-hoo. Now what?"

    by 88kathy on Mon Aug 13, 2012 at 07:36:39 AM PDT

  •  He is sleeping in his office. (1+ / 0-)
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    To save bucks, With all the cleaning people running buffers and vacuum cleaners it is no wonder he is angry and has had no time to write bills or get a lobby associate to do it for him.

    Conservatives supported slavery, opposed women’s suffrage, supported Jim Crow, opposed the 40-hour work week, the abolishment of child labor, and supported McCarthyism. from 'It's The Conservatism, Stupid' by Paul Waldman July 12, 2006

    by arealniceguy on Mon Aug 13, 2012 at 07:58:12 AM PDT

  •  This should be made into a commercial (1+ / 0-)
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    How infuriating!  Here he is, in our Congress now for 13 years, and he's not doing ANYTHING except working to sabotage any progress what-so-ever.  Our taxes pay his salary, and he's not doing a damn thing to earn it.

    Talk about government waste!  This is ridiculous, and the American people need to know about it.

    I guess this is something that Ryan and Romney have in common though.

    If you don't know why GREED and GLUTTONY are two of the Seven Deadly Sins, just look at the Republican Party and their Corporate Masters to understand why.

    by Shaking the Tree on Mon Aug 13, 2012 at 09:11:49 AM PDT

  •  He's my congressman, and... (2+ / 0-)
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    thenekkidtruth, zitherhamster

    given the things he wants to do, I don't want him to do anything at all. Somehow, probably because I sign so many petitions and letters to him, even though I know it's completely useless, my activity has prompted somebody to put me on a list to receive Republican mailings and phone messages, all of which horrify me. The responses I receive from letters to Ryan, though, are like the generic responses I receive from both my senators, Republican Ron Johnson and Democrat Herb Kohl, in that they pretend to be acting on my behalf but don't really even respond to what I wrote. Johnson is as do-nothing as Ryan, which is just as well; when he replaced Russ Feingold, I really lost my last bit of representation in Congress.

  •  All of this (1+ / 0-)
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    and he's got as much foreign policy experience as Willard, too.  Yes, we would get the shaft but it won't be from cheaper arrows.

    A petty criminal is someone with predatory instincts but insufficient capital to form a corporation. --Clarence Darrow

    by stlsophos on Mon Aug 13, 2012 at 12:15:51 PM PDT

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