Tuesday, August 16, 2011

It'll cost $15 to ask Paul Ryan a question this recess

Scary-looking dude
Rep. Paul Ryan, the premium-wine enthusiast who wants to destroy Medicare, will only talk to his constituents who pay $15 for the privilege during the congressional recess.

We're not kidding.

Politico reports that Ryan will hold no free events in person during the August break. The only Q&A session he'll attend is a $15-a-plate luncheon at a Rotary Club. Politico writes:
...spokesman Kevin Seifert said ... Ryan is also “holding business tours and office hours throughout the recess.” He said the decision not to hold public town hall events had nothing to do with criticism the House Budget chairman took from constituents in April.
Seifert added that Ryan has nothing to do with the Whitnall Park Rotary Club’s decision to charge $15 admission – a fee that goes to pay for the catered lunch of meat and potatoes the group will provide, club president Kent Bieganski told POLITICO...
Pastor Larry Meyers, the club’s webmaster, said about 50 people have registered online and paid the $15 for the Ryan event. He said the club’s catering hall can serve up to 250 people and will not admit people who do not pre-register and pay the $15 fee.