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‘Principled Conservatism:’ Paul Ryan Accumulated $343 Billion In Deficit in Three Years As House Speaker



For the past few years, the “principled conservative” crowd has scoffed at President Donald J. Trump and his supporters, spreading the word that Trump is not nearly as conservative as GOP establishment hacks like Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.).

Don’t believe me? Here are some examples:

“This is the most I have ever liked Paul Ryan,” Tweeted “principled conservative”-in-chief Ben Shapiro during the 2016 presidential campaign.

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The Tweet shows a transcript of Ryan bashing Trump and his supporters with Jay Weber, a Milwaukee talk show host.

GOPe failure Bill Kristol, whose publication Weekly Standard will soon be defunct, Twitter a similar sentiment in May of 2016, claiming that Trump does not “share conservative values.” He, too, has often praised Ryan.

I don’t want it to seem like I enjoy gloating when impotent losers are wrong, but here are some facts (which certainly don’t care about Ben Shapiro’s feelings) that show just how conservative Ryan really was during his tenure as Speaker.

When he took over the role in 2015, the budget deficit at the end of the fiscal year was a cool $439 billion. At the end of fiscal year 2018 in September, it was $782 billion, an increase of $343 billion in three years. The man with the most power over the budget – supposedly a principled fiscal conservative – presided over a House that nearly doubled the federal deficit. Stellar work!

In 2012, Ryan bemoaned national debt as a guest on Sean Hannity’s radio show. Of a proposed budget, he said:

It means a debt crisis. He is also saying let’s add another $11 trillion on top of what he’s already done. If you take a look at that chart, the red tidal wave of debt. Sean, this is the most predictable economic crisis we have ever had in this country, it’s a debt crisis.

Our debt literally gets out of control and it ends the American dream as we know it. The Senate isn’t even doing a budget. So the president at least gave us a budget and that shows you a mountain of red ink, a debt crisis, more debt and the end of the American dream.

At the time, he was the Chairman of the House Budget Committee. But apparently he never really cared. Had he cared (or had a backbone), perhaps the debt would not have exploded under his watch.

If Ryan has proved anything it is that Americans ought to be wary of empty suits like Ryan, who parrot conservative talking points and promise to play nice with Democrats, and with a little bit of charisma, hypnotize the weak Republican crowd into holding them up as false idols.

Paul Ryan was a failure. America will be better off when he is gone from government.

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Democrats Move to Ban Trump Supporters From Joining the Military and Holding Federal Jobs

They’re not stopping with the private sector.



As conservatives and members of the MAGA Movement in general continue to be ostracized by the mainstream media and establishment politicians for the events that unfolded on January 6th, members of congress are moving to further compromise the lives of those who weren’t even involved in the infamous “siege.”

While many Trump supporters have been quietly disposed of by their employers, this has largely been a policy of businesses to choose with whom they want to associate with as privately owned companies. However, according to Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), supporters of Donald Trump should be barred from the public sector as well.

Murphy, who is a member of the House Armed Services Committee, has recently proposed a bill that would prevent members of the ‘Stop the Steal’ movement along with subscribers to ‘QAnon’ from being able to obtain security clearances. Security clearances are a necessity for Americans who wish to join the US Military and also a requirement to obtain a number of federal jobs.

This bill would essentially bar any American that has rallied in support of President Trump post-election or publicly voiced concern about election fraud from being able to hold a job in the Armed Forces or any federal law enforcement agency.

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According to an article by the Daily Beast:

The legislation, titled the Security Clearance Improvement Act of 2021, requires applicants looking to obtain or renew their federal security clearances to disclose if they participated in the Jan. 6 rally in Washington—or another “Stop the Steal” event—or if they “knowingly engaged in activities conducted by an organization or movement that spreads conspiracy theories and false information about the U.S. government.

The bill inherently targets Trump supporters and anyone questioning the fraudulent results of the 2020 election or just the government in general. Murphy, a vocal supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement, has yet to propose any legislation targeting members of ANTIFA or BLM for their largely unpopular and destructive “Summer of Love” which took the lives of many and resulted in billions of dollars worth of damage.

Similarly, we could also see Stalin-style ideological purges of the US Military under the new Biden Administration and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. Several Democratic Senators, including Dianne Feinstein and Richard Blumenthal, joined together to write a letter to the Department of Defense requesting that a military-wide investigation be carried out through the ranks. The Senators believe the military to be a hub for “white supremacists” and “right wing extremists.”

The letter also requests that the DoD do more to prevent service members from subscribing to conspiracy theories or extremist ideology as a whole. While extremism and white supremacy clearly don’t have a place in the military and haven’t for sometime now, it’s well known that many in the federal government already consider that simply holding conservative values or supporting Donald Trump qualifies as white supremacy. Time will only tell if the requests in this letter are literal or just an attempt to further displace the millions of Americans that voted for Donald Trump in 2016 and 2020.

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