Skip to comments.Paul Ryan is considering retiring after 2018 mid-term elections
Posted on 12/14/2017 9:51:02 AM PST by DCBryan1
House Speaker Paul Ryan plans to retire after the 2018 midterm elections, Politico reported on Thursday.
From Politico: Ryan was tiring of D.C. even before reluctantly accepting the speakership. He told his predecessor, John Boehner, that it would be his last job in politicsand that it wasn't a long-term proposition. In the months following Trump's victory, he began contemplating the scenarios of his departure. More recently, over closely held conversations with his kitchen cabinet, Ryan's preference has become clear: He would like to serve through Election Day 2018 and retire ahead of the next Congress. This would give Ryan a final legislative year to chase his second white whale, entitlement reform, while using his unrivaled fundraising prowess to help protect the House majorityall with the benefit of averting an ugly internecine power struggle during election season. Ryan has never loved the job; he oozes aggravation when discussing intra-party debates over "micro-tactics," and friends say he feels like he's running a daycare center. On a personal level, going home at the end of next year would allow Ryan, who turns 48 next month, to keep promises to family; his three children are in or entering their teenage years, and Ryan, whose father died at 55, wants desperately to live at home with them full-time before they begin flying the nest. The best part of this scenario, people close to the speaker emphasize: He wouldn't have to share the ballot with Trump again in 2020.
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Your calling’s on K Street
This is basically a “I want to spend more time with my family” story.
My question: “What crime did he commit?”
I wonder what HE did.
Trump broke him.
He’s quiting working for the Democrats?
And right back as a lobbyist.
Cavuto said this is untrue.
Thankfully, POTUS has destroyed an entire generation of phony K Street Republicans.
A sex scandal would be nice.
Your callings on K Street
He’s probably piled up a huge pile of bribes that can be legally paid after he leaves office.
....with a thai lady boy......
He undoubtedly got plenty of $million kickbacks to afford retirement at his young age.
Oh, Happy Days... there are few in Congress I detest more than this pious anti-Constitution, rat.
Cavuto's a joke. And a smug, self righteous and smarmy one at that.
Why can’t he go today?
He knows he can make a butt load of money close to home.
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