Speaker of the House of Representatives
Former Wisconsin, became a Representative in 1999, Chair of the House Budget Committee from 2011-2015, Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, then Speaker of the House in October 2015. Mitt Romney’s VP candidate in 2012.
Wikipedia: “Ryan has a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he became interested in the writings of Friedrich Hayek, Ludwig von Mises, and Milton Friedman. He often visited the office of libertarian professor Richard Hart to discuss the theories of these economists and of Ayn Rand. Hart introduced Ryan to National Review, and with Hart’s recommendation Ryan began an internship in the D.C. office of Wisconsin Senator Bob Kasten where he worked with Kasten’s foreign affairs adviser.”
Top Campaign Donors: Northwestern Mutual, Blue Cross, BOA, Koch Industries, Beer, Builders, Bankers, and the Health Industry
February 23, 2017 The Pipelines Behind The Epic Paul Ryan-Koch Industries Feud Huffington Post Ryan wants to tax imports 20-25% by reforming corporate tax code. In 2015, Koch was 1/4 of all tar sands oil imports from Canada “A 20 percent tax on $640 million in oil would cost the Kochs $128 million each year.”