Down with Tyranny has an interesting post about Paul Ryan being “a darling of the GOP’s corporate wing.” My earlier posting looking at the huge war chest he has amassed would tend to support this perspective. As the blog posting says, while willingly raking in corporate and PAC funds, Ryan has done little to help support jobs in his District as the Janesville GM plant closed, the Kenosha Jeep engine plant closed and now the East Troy Harley Davidson Buell factory is being closed. The net effect of these closures was over 3,000 well paying manufacturing jobs. All of these plants were in Ryan’s District and didn’t seem to merit much of his attention to the detriment of his working class constituents.
As the posting by Dave Sherbola says:
“We are bleeding jobs in WI-01. What do you plan to do about it, Representative Ryan? Tax cuts and smaller government would not have saved these jobs. You were elected to represent all the constituents in our district– not just the wealthy ones. Where are your ideas to put the thousands of people to work in our district who are now unemployed? How are you going to help lead the effort to replace these well paying manufacturing jobs?”
How about it Paul? What’s your plan for bringing jobs back to WI-1? Lowering taxes isn’t much of a plan as the disaster we’re trying to clean up after Bush’s implementation of this plan proves.