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Ryan goes to war with Trump

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI 1st District) will not support President-elect Donald Trump’s economic plan to bring jobs back to the U.S. 

Trump has supported a “border tax” on companies leaving the United States in search of cheap labor but who wish to continue to sell to the U.S market.


Ryan said Wednesday on The Hugh Hewitt Show “We’re not going to be raising tariffs.”

“The speaker is against tariffs,” Ryan’s spokeswoman AshLee Strong said.  These statements are a clear attempt to undermine President-elect Donald Trump’s economic plan to bring jobs back to America.

Perhaps the most central theme of Donald Trump’s campaign was bad trade deals and the resulting trade imbalance with Mexico and Asia.

As roll Call reported “In a December 4 tweet, Trump referenced his plan for “a tax on our soon to be strong border of 35%” for companies that leaves the United States or builds a new factory or plant overseas. The president-elect’s team has reportedly been mulling a 5 percent to 10 percent tariff.”

One week from today, on Friday, January 20, 2017,  Donald Trump will be inaugurated. America will find out whether Trump will be able to maneuver his economic plan through congress or whether Speaker Ryan will be able to kill it. Only time will tell.

  • Melinda

    Paul, what can we do to help get Ryan out? Trump knows Ryan is against America so what can we do to help?

    • radh13

      I don’t think there is anything that can be done, unfortunately!

    • oilgamer

      Ryan runs for reelection every two years. The people in his district need to snap out of their coma and vote for the alternative. Paul Nehlen was an excellent alternative who ran hard and loud against Ryan on the most critical issues. Ryan barely made an effort, barely calling it in, running, like HRC as if he was confident the fix was in.
      As a Lake Geneva property owner for 40 years,knowing many locals, legacy business owners from Delavan, Walworth, Fontana, Lake Geneva, i knew virtually no one voting for Ryan. People i encountered from Lake Lawn, to Grand Geneva, in the restuarants and bars, on the water, at the golf courses, in the shops, waitresses, realtors, managers and business owners, young and old were vocally axnious to be rid of him.So imagine my surprise when Ryan won with 84 out of every 100 voters having voted for Paul Ryan. . I Get that Ryan would get Kenosha County, and his home town, but there was a huge hole in the middle.Someone explain how he managed 84% district wide. Paul Nehlen, if you see this, help me out with this one and good fortune to you in the future.

  • Linda Woodcock

    This man Ryan has flipped flopped so many different times since 2015 it is disgusting. Just what is the reasoning as to why he does not want the jobs back here in America? But we must remember he took almost 5 million on his one vote for the Trade Deal. And his wife is a big Democrat. So he is dammed if he does (against her) and dammed if he don’t (against America). Looks like he needs to make his mind up at home, not here in the work place.

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