Psst…Paul Ryan – ain’t no altar boy.
Paul Ryan, 42, was born into one of the most prominent families in Janesville, Wis. He is the son of a very successful attorney and the grandson of the top federal prosecutor for the western region of the state.
Ryan grew up in a expansive Colonial house on a large wooded lot, and his extended clan includes investment managers, corporate executives and owners of major construction companies.
He lived a very comfortable life.
Is millionaire Paul Ryan is angry at his parents, grand parents
and his in-laws? Or, just all old people?
Paul Ryan, 42, was born into one of the most prominent families in Janesville, Wis.
In the year after his father’s death, Ryan’s grandmother set up the Ryan-Hutter Investment Partnership, with assets of up to half a million dollars, according to the congressman’s 2011 financial disclosure.
Ryan continues as the general partner running the entity for the family.
By the time Ryan had entered Congress in 1999 at the age of 28 and filed his first disclosure statement, he reported assets between $167,000 and $1.3 million, owned a home and had three rental units.
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Esquire Magazine: Ryan Wealth http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a15319/paul-ryan-family-wealth-11644997/
Mr. Ryan reported two tax-deferred college savings plans, with a combined value of between $150,000 and $300,000.
He also reported two investment partnerships worth, in total, between $350,000 and $750,000, mostly containing shares of stock in well-known companies, including Apple, Goodrich, Kraft Foods, Visa and Whole Foods.
Both partnerships were formed by Mr. Ryan and other family members to manage assets left by his grandparents and an aunt.
Mrs. Ryan has reported receiving a trust after her mother died in 2010 that is valued between $1 million and $5 million, according to a letter Mr. Ryan filed with his latest financial disclosure.
Mrs. Ryan also has longstanding interests in several mining and oil exploration investments in Oklahoma and Texas managed by her father, Dan Little, a lawyer in Oklahoma whose clients include oil and gas companies.
Those investments generated as much as $150,000 in income last year.
Of the Ryans’ maximum estimated assets of $7.6 million,
Janna’s holdings account for about $6.5 million.
She is the daughter of Dan and Prudence Little, two lawyers in Madill, Okla., who over the years have overseen a vast network of land and oil and gas mineral rights in the Red River area straddling southern Oklahoma and northern Texas.
Seniors Retired after 50 yr careers Living on Social Security / Medicare…
Why is he so vindictive? Does he have a long list of “his parents didn’t buy him the bike he wanted, he got punished for bad grades, or he caught caught cheating and stealing from the collection basket?”
Paul Ryan is so out of touch.
He wants to delete Medicare.
Ryan can drop the altar boy facade. He is a classic “Thou doth protest too much” attack dog politician with ulterior motives.
Forbes has pegged the Waltons as the world’s richest clan, with a combined net worth of about $149 billion in 2015.
And, a new report says they’ve given just 0.04 percent of their personal wealth to their charitable foundation.
An analysis of 23 years’ worth of the Walton Family Foundation’s tax returns shows that Rob, Jim, Alice and Christy Walton—the second generation Walmart heirs—have contributed almost none of their personal fortune to the foundation which bears their family name.
– Rob and Alice Walton made zero individual contributions to the Foundation during the 23 years we examined;
– Jim Walton made a single personal contribution of $3 million to the Walton Family Foundation, more than 15 years ago;
– Rob, Jim, and Alice Walton and the family holding company they control (Walton Enterprises) have been responsible for only .13% of all contributions to the Walton Family Foundation ($6.4 million);
– Among the second generation Walton heirs, it is the in-law, Christy, who has been responsible for the largest share of contributions to the Foundation;
– The four Walmart heirs and Walton Enterprises combined have been responsible for only 1.2% of all contributions to the Walton Family Foundation.
Poor Alice?Alice opened a museum called Crystal Bridges in 2011 to house her $500 million private art collection. When it opened, it had four times the endowment of the famous Whitney Museum in New York.
Walmart has stores in 28 countries, employing more than 2.3 million employees
Hurricane Harvey: Walmart said it would donate up to $10 million in cash and product to match customer donations two to one.
“We are in danger of destroying ourselves by our greed and stupidity. We cannot remain looking inwards at ourselves on a small and increasingly polluted and overcrowded planet.”
Seeking approval from Daddy.
I have yet to find the man, however exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism.
Naturally, the many who loathe and detest Zinke –
call him “Stinky Zinke”
45 will allow Americans to bring tusks and other Elephant Body Parts back to the USA as “trophies.” His sons are happy.
This is a leap from the support 45 voiced last year for an Obama-era trophy ban.
The African elephant has been classified as threatened under the U.S. Endangered Species Act since 1979. A licensed two-week African elephant hunt can cost more than $50,000 per person, not including airfare, according to advertised rates.
Illicit demand for elephant ivory has led to devastating losses from illegal poaching as the natural habitat available for the animals to roam has also dwindled by more than half.
Under Zinke, an avid hunter, the Interior Department’s policies have become noticeably more pro-hunting. … the department took a step in June to potentially allow Grizzly Bears near Yellowstone National Park to be hunted.
And the Fish and Wildlife Service has begun allowing African Lions killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia to be imported, the AP reported.
Stinky Zinke in Trouble during Puerto Rico Tragedy
Remember: Whitefish Energy’s had quite a run: One week the two-person company from Whitefish, Montana (hometown of Trump Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke)
was awarded a $300M contract to help rebuild the power-grid in Puerto Rico, with some very favorable terms including $462/hour for subcontracted supervisors,
- no penalties for nonperformance,
- and a guarantee that the government wouldn’t audit its expenditures.
- Smells fishy…