Paul Ryan, WI Speaker of House

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,[29] where he became interested in the writings of Friedrich Hayek, Ludwig von Mises, and Milton Friedman.[21] He often visited the office of libertarian professor Richard Hart to discuss the theories of these economists and of Ayn Rand.[21][30] Hart introduced Ryan to National Review,[21] 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.[21][31]”

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.”