Yes Paul Ryan is ‘Better off’: since 2008 he’s become a multimillionaire

Yes, we are so much better off!

The Romney campaign is posing the question, “Are you better off?” — in contrast to 2008 —  to likely voters and we’ve previously reported the answer for them, however, let’s take a look at the politicians asking the question and their Republican colleagues. Our members of Congress are doing exceedingly well — especially those that oppose raising tax revenue. Since we are not privy to Mitt Romney’s tax returns, we’ll review his vice presidential pick Paul Ryan.




War on Error reports the stats on Daily Kos, beginning with Ryan.

PAUL RYAN, Yes, he’s better off today.

2008 Net Worth:     From $790,093 to $2,830,000
2010 Net Worth:     From $927,100 to $3,207,000

Since 2008 Paul Ryan has become a multimillionaire.

And John Boehner?  Yes, he’s better off today!

2008 Net Worth:     From $1,700,021 to $6,626,000
2010 Net Worth:     From $2,099,107 to $6,085,000

Mitch McConnell? Yes, he’s better off today!
2008 Net Worth:     From $2,002,038 to $31,955,998
2010 Net Worth:     From $9,839,049 to $44,587,000

Eric Cantor?  Yes, he’s better off today!

2008 Net Worth:     From $1,853,155 to $6,707,999
2010 Net Worth:     From $2,893,110 to $8,048,999

War on Error goes down the list reviewing every member of our vastly wealthy Congress.

It’s hugely arrogant to be a staunch supporter of Mitt Romney’s — the man with no plan — while denying our economy the fuel it needs by way of tax revenue. Additionally pompous, is asking the middle class if they are better off, while knowing full well that the ‘trickle down’ effect is actually piss raining down on the poor, while padding the already over abundant wallets of the wealthy.

Romney stated recently that “middle income is $200,000 to $250,000 and less” when in fact, Census Bureau data shows that median household income is: $50,054. While the Republican candidate insists that reports are “garbage” which conclude that his tax plan would raise taxes on the middle class, I suggest that Romney doesn’t know what middle wage earners are, or where they fall in regards to income status.

Now back to Mitt Romney’s elusive tax returns, since he’s the politician posing the question.

As reported here yesterday, one of Romney’s adviser thinks that his corporation’s 2 percent tax rate is too high. 

When you cut off a Hydra’s head, more grow back. We need to fix the problem and in this case, it’s now a fully grown Hydra with many, many heads. Vote wisely. Register to Vote.  

  • Jerry Critter

    How does their net worth increase so much on a congressman salary? That is the million dollar question!

    • This guy

      Insider trading is one way many of them have obtained wealth.

  • George Catt

    Politicians becoming millionaires whlle in office (Paul Ryan has never held a job outside Washington) is proof of collusion, bribery, and corruption. On both sides,,, the Clintons and other Dems are just as guilty as any Republican.

    • Uncanny

      No doubt they’re both complicit however, only one side opposes taxing the rich.

  • D

    Frankly, I have always been a bit confused as to why they cannot more accurately range someone’s net worth – when you have a range anywhere from 2 million to 8,million dollars? Seems like they could ‘pin it down’ a little closer than that…net worth has always been ‘pretty vague’

    • Jerry Critter

      I think it is because their financial disclosure forms only provide a range of the value of their holdings not an absolute amount.

      • Personable person

        And ‘some’ don’t show their tax returns, which makes it even more vague.

  • mickeyt

    Does this take into consideration Ryan’s wife inheritance? If it does, then that statistic is irrelevant to this post.

    • Ronald R.

      You’re irrelevant to this post faggot!

  • Max

    We can all agree that they are definitely not WORSE off now than they were four years ago.