Liberals don’t like success. According to Joan Walsh of Salon.com, Paul Ryan is an elitist because he chose to go out of state for his education. And how is he a part of the Irish Mafia? His ancestors? His family tree?
She does a poor job pointing out Ryan’s past. He worked as a Weinermobile driver to put himself through his "elitist" college education.
Paul Ryan was born into a well-to-do Janesville, Wisc. family, part of the so-called “Irish mafia” that’s run the city’s construction industry since the 19th century. When his lawyer father died young, sadly, the high-school aged Ryan received Social Security survivor benefits. But they didn’t go directly to supporting his family; by his own account, he banked them for college.
He went to Miami University of Ohio, paying twice as much tuition as an Ohio resident would have; the in-state University of Wisconsin system (which I attended) apparently wasn’t good enough for Ryan.
After his government-subsidized out-of-state education, the pride of Janesville left college and went to work for government, where he’s spent his entire career.