Ron Paul: New House Speaker Paul Ryan is ‘Almost the Opposite of a Libertarian’

by | Nov 4, 2015

Speaking this week with host Kennedy on Fox Business, Ron Paul Institute Chairman Ron Paul ridiculed the suggestion that Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), who became Speaker of the House of Representatives last week, may advance libertarian goals in the House. Instead, Paul declares “it’s going to be the same old thing” in the House with Ryan in the top leadership position.

Paul, who was a member of the House with Ryan for 14 years, asserts that Ryan “is almost the opposite of a libertarian.” Paul proceeds in the interview to present bases for this conclusion, noting Ryan’s support for military intervention overseas as well as for big spending and new government programs at home.

Watch the complete interview, in which Paul also discusses the escalation of US military action in Syria, here:


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  • Adam Dick

    Adam worked from 2003 through 2013 as a legislative aide for Rep. Ron Paul. Previously, he was a member of the Wisconsin State Board of Elections, a co-manager of Ed Thompson's 2002 Wisconsin governor campaign, and a lawyer in New York and Connecticut.