Paul Ryan’s Voting Record Will Not Please Liberty Activists

Mitt Romney picked Paul Ryan as his running mate and sent a press release to the media “Mitt’s Choice for VP is Paul Ryan.”. This neocon union will be celebrated at the navel base in Norfolk, VA today and include a tour the USS Wisconsin (Ryan’s home state).

The military theme of the announcement is indeed chilling. Ryan is a solid neocon, a solid big government statist, a solid abuser of civil liberties and a HUGE proponent of of unbridled military spending.

Highlights of the voting record of Paul Ryan

Voted YES corporate welfare for big agriculture

Aug. 2, 2012 HR 6233 Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012 Bill Passed – House
(223 – 197) Yea

Voted YES for a bloated defense bill

July 19, 2012 HR 5856 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2013 Bill Passed – House (326 – 90) Yea

Voted NO to repeal NDAA indefinite detention

May 18, 2012 H Amdt 1127 Repeals Indefinite Military Detention Provisions Amendment Rejected – House (182 – 238) Nay

Voted YES to prohibit reductions in nuclear weapons as required by START Treaty

May 18, 2012 H Amdt 1140 Prohibits Reductions to Strategic Nuclear Arms Required by New START Amendment Adopted – House (238 – 162) Yea

Noted NO to limit military spending on the Afghanistan War

May 17, 2012 H Amdt 1103 Limits Funding for War in Afghanistan to the Withdrawal of U.S. Forces Amendment Rejected – House (113 – 303) Nay

Voted YES to override military sequestration (spending cuts) negotiated in last year’s ‘let raise the debt limit bill’.

May 10, 2012 HR 5652 Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act of 2012 Bill Passed – House (218 – 199) Yea

Voted YES on CISPA, the bill that attacks Internet liberty and the 1st amendment.

April 26, 2012 HR 3523 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act Bill Passed – House (248 – 168) Yea

Voted YES on corporate welfare for the Keystone Pipeline which also authorized the use of Eminent Domain to seize private property for a private use.

April 18, 2012 HR 4348 Extension of Surface Transportation Funding and Approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline Bill Passed – House (293 – 127) Yea

Voted NO to extend payroll tax cuts which is effectively a tax increase on the poor and middle class.

Feb. 17, 2012 HR 3630 Extends Payroll Tax Cut Conference Report Adopted – House
(293 – 132) Nay

Voted YES to encourage that the words “In God We Trust” be displayed in all public schools.

Nov. 1, 2011 H Con Res 13 Encourages Display of “In God We Trust” in Public Buildings and Schools Resolution Passed – House (396 – 9) Yea

Voted YES on a corporatist trade agreement with Columbia, Panama and Korea.

Oct. 12, 2011 HR 3078 Trade Promotion Agreement with Colombia Bill Passed – House
(262 – 167) Yea

Oct. 12, 2011 HR 3079 Trade Promotion Agreement with Panama Bill Passed – House
(300 – 129) Yea

Oct. 12, 2011 HR 3080 Free Trade Agreement with Korea Bill Passed – House
(278 – 151) Yea

Voted YES to increase the debt ceiling

July 29, 2011 S 627 Increasing the Debt Ceiling (Boehner Bill) Bill Passed – House
(218 – 210) Yea

Voted YES on war in Libya

June 24, 2011 H J Res 68 Authorizes Limited Use of US Armed Forces in Libya Joint Resolution Failed – House (123 – 295) Nay

Voted NO to limit funding of NATO for use in Libya

June 24, 2011 HR 2278 Limits the Use of Funds in Support of NATO Operations in Libya Bill Failed – House (180 – 238) Nay

Voted YES for ground forces in Libya

June 3, 2011 H Res 292 Ground Forces in Libya Resolution Passed – House (268 – 145) Yea

Voted NO on removing armed forces from Libya

June 3, 2011 H Con Res 51 Removing Armed Forces from Libya Resolution Failed – House
(148 – 265) Nay

Vote YES to extend the Patriot Act

May 26, 2011 S 990 Patriot Act Extension Concurrence Vote Passed – House (250 – 153) Yea

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