Paul Ryan is a Time Magazine Runner-Up Person of the Year

Calling him a prophet of sorts for taking on some of the country's near-and-dear entitlement programs, the magazine says we should give him some credit if the 2012 elections are between clear choices.

Congressman Paul Ryan has swept through the First Congressional District of Wisconsin a few times this year to talk with residents about how he thinks American can get back on track.

Those ideas for tax reform, spending freezes and tackling federal entitlement programs have certainly gotten a lot of attention, especially over the last several months.

The editors at Time Magazine certainly think he's hit on something: Time Magazine has named Ryan one of its Runners-Up for "Person of the Year."

What do you think? Does Ryan deserve this recognition?

patchreader 123 December 16, 2011 at 04:21 AM
Bren December 18, 2011 at 04:20 AM
Hey patchreader, guess Paul Ryan had to come back to planet Earth, at least for a rotation or too, eh?
James R Hoffa December 18, 2011 at 08:55 AM
@Bren - Like a true liberal, you attempt to relate two very separate issues and even then must rely upon 'inferences' in order to make the conclusions that you do, while insulting others for only working within the confines of the facts as they exist in reality, free from your suppositions, speculations, conspiracy theories, inferences, and wild conjecture. "... and learn how to recognize shinola (or a steaming pile) when you step in it!" Hmmm..., the bigger 'steaming pile' when it comes to health care reform appears to be Obamacare, which raids so much money from Medicare, that when combined with the payroll tax cuts and increasing costs will effectively bankrupt Medicare by 2016. Several of Obamacare's alternative funding mechanisms have already been shown not to work as originally anticipated, so where is Obama going to get the rest of the revenue needed to fund the cornerstone piece of legislation defining his administration? Hmmm.... I wonder! Wake up and try again Bren! Ryancare vs Obamacare - I'll take Ryancare any day of the week! Who here would honestly prefer Obamacare?
James R Hoffa December 18, 2011 at 09:06 AM
@Bren - It's amazing how you characterize Ryan's pension as being "a sweet pension on the taxpayer's dime," but when characterizing the pension that a non-elected public sector (union or non-union) employee gets, it's 'a part of their overall compensation package,' as you've stated time and again on boards pertaining to Walker's curtailing of public sector union's CB privileges and the related salary contributions to their health care and pension benefits. So, here’s how things look in Bren’s world: Ryan = sweet pension on the taxpayer’s dime Public sector (union or non-union) employee = pension that is part of their overall compensation package Once again, how is it that you're not an extreme HYPOCRITE and PARTISAN HACK?
patchreader 123 December 19, 2011 at 04:26 PM
This will likely cause a fun discussion on this blog. Ryan for VP? http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/08/29/world/main6816634.shtml


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