C&L's Top 50 Videos Of 2011: #45 Rep Paul Ryan Runs Away From Angry Constituents

Having made town halls the blunt instrument of destruction during the health care reform debate last year, Republicans got a little taste of their own medicine this year when the 99 percent got tired of being asked to sacrifice everything for the sake of some absurd notion of government where there are no social safety nets and millionaires pay no taxes. Especially guilty of this is Rep. Paul Ryan, who is so enthralled by Ayn Rand that he actually gives out paperback copies of Atlas Shrugged as gifts and mandates that all his staff read the paean to selfishness. Ryan's budget, in all its unworkable glory, have made the common folk of Ryan's Wisconsin district a little mad. So mad that Ryan found himself sneaking out the back door to escape their chants of "Ryan, stop lying!"

Can't take the heat, Ryan?


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