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Paul Ryan 2016: 12 Noteworthy Tweets by GOP Presidential Hopeful

By    |   Monday, 22 Dec 2014 06:09 PM

Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan has not yet announced whether he will run for president in 2016 but many conservative Americans see him as an exceptional candidate. He has indicated that he will make his decision in early 2015. For now, U.S. Rep. Ryan is ready to step up as the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over taxes, appropriations, banking, and other financial matters of the legislature.

Paul Ryan is active on social media with both a formal "Office of Representative Paul Ryan" Twitter account and a folksier personal Twitter account.

Here are 12 noteworthy tweets by potential GOP presidential hopeful Paul Ryan:

1. After Paul Ryan was selected to serve as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee he tweeted about getting right to work. Ryan says the committee "will work together to fix the tax code, hold the IRS accountable, strengthen Medicare and Social Security, repair the safety net, promote job-creating trade agreements, and determine how best to repeal and replace Obamacare with patient-centered solutions.



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2. Paul Ryan tweeted his response to an article in the National Review Online by Rich Lowry. The article was about Jonathan Gruber, the MIT economist known as the "intellectual architect of Obamacare who said the passage of the bill relied on the stupidity of Americans.



3. Paul Ryan's concise tweet on tax code reform and the need to reduce the scope of the Internal Revenue Service.



4. Paul Ryan makes his opinion clear and is undaunted by the power of the Internal Revenue Service.



5. Paul Ryan retweeted this tweet regarding a speech he gave at the American Friends of the Hebrew University Torch of Learning Award dinner. Jennifer Rubin of The Washington Post called Ryan's speech, "by far the most interesting and inspirational speech of his public career."



6. Paul Ryan wrote an article for USA Today highlighting his ideas on how to cut poverty levels. He criticized federal programs as "fragmented and formulaic" and said, "…they measure success by how much they spend, not how much good they do."



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Paul Ryan is determined to renew the American Idea. "To save the rule of law — and the American Idea — conservatives must counter the progressive vision of administrative rule with an agenda for renewal—a set of policies that comply with and fortify the Constitution. By advocating and implementing such an agenda, conservatives will uphold the rule of law and return power to the people."



8. Paul Ryan's response to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision that corporations with religious owners cannot be mandated to pay for contraception under Obamacare.



9. Paul Ryan shows his respect for America's military with this tweet honoring United States Marine Kyle Carpenter. Carpenter suffered grave injuries while attempting to protect a fellow Marine in Afghanistan.



10. On national security and defense policies, Paul Ryan tweeted about American leadership.



11. On defense spending Paul Ryan says, "The first job of the federal government is securing the safety and liberty of its citizens from threats at home and abroad." Here he tweets his support of funding the troops.



12. Paul Ryan tweets to generate support for an Obamacare petition that states, "The President’s health-care law is a disaster, and every delay is another reminder that Obamacare was a costly mistake."



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Republican Paul Ryan has not yet announced whether he will run for president in 2016 but many conservative Americans see him as an exceptional candidate. He has indicated that he will make his decision in early 2015. Here are 12 noteworthy tweets by potential GOP presidential hopeful Paul Ryan.
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