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May 2012 Listening Sessions

Recapping Congressman Ryan's May 2012 Listening Sessions

View the PowerPoint Presentation Congressman Ryan discussed with attendees

Ryan Talks with Thousands of Wisconsinites over the Course of 6 Listening Sessions

From May 3 to May 4, First District Congressman Paul Ryan visited six communities in Southern Wisconsin to answer questions about issues before Congress and to stress the importance of confronting our nation's economic challenges. Over 1,000 people attended the sessions and among other topics discussed, Ryan fielded questions from individuals concerned with the President's "Buffett Rule", Medicare's solvency, and job creation.

Watch Congressman Ryan's Janesville Listening Session (courtesy of Wisconsin Eye)

To learn more about the sessions:

  • Patch.com: Paul Ryan pushes 'Path to Prosperity' to friendly crowd in Muskego
    "He’s been bold and brave enough to stand up for several years,” Bill Kuter, who came from West Allis, said of Ryan. “If you keep knocking on the door, someone’s listening, and someone’s going to answer.” Ryan spoke for about fifteen minutes about the threat of debt crisis and his ideas to reduce government regulations and spending, before fielding questions from a favorable audience at the first of six listening sessions he will host Thursday and Friday in Wisconsin.

  • Kenosha News: Ryan talks budget, debt plans at hearing
    About 135 people turned out for the event, where constituents had the opportunity to ask questions of Ryan after he gave what has become his customary presentation of the positions he has staked out as House Budget Committee chairman.

  • Racine Journal Times: Ryan meets with support in Mount Pleasant
    “We know without a shadow of a doubt that we are going to give the next generation an inferior or lower standard of living if we commit them to this debt we are presently committing them to,” Ryan said to an audience of about 150 inside the Village Hall, 8811 Campus Drive, while getting started talking about the debt. But Ryan said “It’s not too late to turn this around.”

  • National Review: Ryan: Obama's 'Julia' is "Creepy"
    Back in his Wisconsin district today to hold a series of listening sessions, House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan commented on President Obama’s latest campaign mascot, a hypothetical woman whom the campaign calls “Julia.” Ryan called the imaginary character “creepy,” and called the idea of creating a fictional woman dependent on the government “demeaning.”