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Paul Ryan donations from a now-convicted Wis. businessman could draw fire
Washington Post ^ | August 12, 2012 | by Jerry Markon

Posted on 08/12/2012 4:50:28 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Democrats have wasted little time blasting Republican vice presidential pick Rep. Paul Ryan over his federal budget plan, but a more obscure part of his record could also draw attention: his relationship with a convicted Wisconsin businessman.

Ryan accepted nearly $60,000 in contributions from businessman Dennis Troha and his family, records show. Troha was later indicted on campaign finance charges over an Indian casino he sought to open. During the casino application process, Troha said, Ryan (R-Wis.) called federal regulators at his request.

Ryan was not found to have violated any laws, nor was he a target or key figure in the federal investigation, people familiar with the inquiry said. He was among more than 20 politicians of both parties who benefited from Troha’s largess. Troha was convicted of funneling illegal donations to other politicians, not Ryan, and Ryan donated Troha’s contributions to youth programs when the businessman was indicted.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: 2012veep; donors; election2012; ryan; troha
And so it begins. The politics of personal destruction.

The punk in the White House must be defeated.

1 posted on 08/12/2012 4:50:40 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Rezco

We can survive this one!

2 posted on 08/12/2012 4:52:25 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Oh please!

Ain’t gonna work.

0bama’s dug his hole too deep.


3 posted on 08/12/2012 4:54:22 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Whatever, let’s look into some democrats closets shall we media?


4 posted on 08/12/2012 4:54:44 PM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Ryan was not found to have violated any laws, nor was he a target or key figure in the federal investigation, people familiar with the inquiry said. He was among more than 20 politicians of both parties who benefited from Troha’s largess. Troha was convicted of funneling illegal donations to other politicians, not Ryan, and Ryan donated Troha’s contributions to youth programs when the businessman was indicted.”


here’s hoping the rats attempt to make hey of this....


5 posted on 08/12/2012 4:56:00 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Ryan was not found to have violated any laws, nor was he a target or key figure in the federal investigation, people familiar with the inquiry said


But that doesn’t matter to dems. He will be called a felon soon.


6 posted on 08/12/2012 4:57:30 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: barmag25

“He will be called a felon soon.”

But that doesn’t matter to me. I know the Democrat party is chock full of felons and worse.

And I know their name calling is merely a tactic—accusing their opponents of their own deeds.


7 posted on 08/12/2012 5:01:37 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Why do you seek the living among the dead? (Luke 24:5))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Democrats have wasted little time blasting Republican vice presidential pick Rep. Paul Ryan over his federal budget plan, but a more obscure part of his record could also draw attention: his relationship with a convicted Wisconsin businessman.

Hmmmm. Nothing here about Oboma and Tony Rezko, or Oboma and Bill Ayres the domestic terrorist, or Oboma and Van Jones the self proclaimed radical communist. How odd. Not even a mention.(/s)

8 posted on 08/12/2012 5:02:58 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
This Troha character sounds like a sleazebag.

I wonder if he's related to Jon Corzine.

9 posted on 08/12/2012 5:03:12 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

And obastard funneled half a billion taxpayer dollars to his cronies at Solyndra, but the compost doesn’t care about that...


10 posted on 08/12/2012 5:03:36 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Rezko.


11 posted on 08/12/2012 5:04:29 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

OK Jerry, Lets see you investigate Obama’s donations from foreign sources.


12 posted on 08/12/2012 5:06:15 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Oh please just toss it back in there face just laugh it off and mention all of the democraps bs toss in Reid molests dead horse and sends them flowers afterwards my friend knows a florist in Vegas happens a couple times a month bfd


13 posted on 08/12/2012 5:17:04 PM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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That did not take long.

REZKO, REZKO, REZCO


14 posted on 08/12/2012 5:18:59 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: Godwin1

AYERS, AYERS, JONES, JONES, SINCLAIR, SINCLAIR!!!!

Sorry to have to play some of my trump cards. :-))


15 posted on 08/12/2012 5:23:35 PM PDT by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So we are supposed to believe that, although the WaPo new all the facts, they really believed the charge against Ryan “Could Draw Fire”, or were they just doing their job to help insure it “does draw fire” (erroneously). I have my guess.


16 posted on 08/12/2012 5:26:20 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: barmag25

The main thing with with the RATS is ‘GET THE LIE OUT THERE’.
That’s all that matters.

Not any more RATS. We have the real news people covering your azzes.


17 posted on 08/12/2012 5:35:05 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer.)
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To: God luvs America

Guess it’s time for Ryan to give a Nixon Checker’s speech.

I gave that scoundrel Troha’s dirty money to homeless orphans, unlike Obama, who is luxuriating in a home from Tony Rezko now sitting in a prison for fraud and bribery. And yes, I’m keeping the cocker spaniel for my kids and that republican cloth coat for Janna.


18 posted on 08/12/2012 5:37:06 PM PDT by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Paul Ryan donations from a now-convicted Wis. businessman could draw fire”

The Washington Post could print insightful, balanced news articles...but I doubt that too!


19 posted on 08/12/2012 5:47:50 PM PDT by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

But, of course, if you mention any of the donations from Current Federal Prisoners, to Obama, why... YOU MUSS BE A RASSISS!!


20 posted on 08/12/2012 5:51:58 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Ryan was not found to have violated any laws, nor was he a target or key figure in the federal investigation, people familiar with the inquiry said. He was among more than 20 politicians of both parties who benefited from Troha’s largess.

Piss on the liberal Demonrats, the GOP-e members who OPPOSE Ryan, and above all the media pricks who will repeat such defamation but refuse to question the arrogant Marxist asswipe Obamugabe.

21 posted on 08/12/2012 5:57:56 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Ryan took money from Corazine? Oh, wait, Corazine hasn’t been arrested, much less convicted, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t guilty.


22 posted on 08/12/2012 6:00:31 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: SoFloFreeper

Such an easy template to follow: [insert Ryan deeds, acquaintances, or legislation here] could draw fire.


23 posted on 08/12/2012 6:01:59 PM PDT by tenger (It's a good thing we don't get all the government we pay for. -Will Rogers)
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To: tenger

Eaxactly...any fool who throws a few dollars in the pot gets a picture...John Wayne Gacy got a picture.


24 posted on 08/12/2012 6:18:56 PM PDT by DJlaysitup
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To: A'elian' nation

I just read the entire Checkers speech. Love to see Ryan do it and invite Biden to reveal his entire net worth too, item by item. Ok, well, I can dream.


25 posted on 08/12/2012 6:21:23 PM PDT by tenger (It's a good thing we don't get all the government we pay for. -Will Rogers)
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To: TribalPrincess2U
Oh please! Ain’t gonna work.

Remember, it's not whether it's true or not, or what the real facts are. It's the message. Get it out there first with the "news" media (the Dems propaganda arm), and it works to get the opposition off track and the public wondering.

26 posted on 08/12/2012 6:27:20 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Considering the wrecked state of our country, thanks to Obama and his democrats, I wouldn’t care of Ryan personally robbed banks if it would help to get that dictator out of office.


27 posted on 08/12/2012 6:56:17 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Democratic fundraiser charged in Citigroup fraud

http://www.reuters.com/article/vcCandidateFeed1/idUSN2521648320090825

Obama’s Biggest Donor Under Investigation

http://nation.foxnews.com/obama-donor/2012/04/26/obamas-biggest-donor-under-investigation#ixzz1tBZxsEcC


28 posted on 08/12/2012 6:59:28 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Washington Post “This man did nothing wrong,but we are going to bash him anyway”


29 posted on 08/12/2012 7:50:08 PM PDT by Quickgun (Second Amendment. The only one you can put your hands on.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Troha also gave heavily to former Governor Doyle. Doyle kept the money.


30 posted on 08/12/2012 8:00:41 PM PDT by sbMKE
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The conviction was for exceeding max donations by funneled money through family members. Money from his trucking company. Obama’s folks would call it bundling.


31 posted on 08/12/2012 8:03:45 PM PDT by sbMKE
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To: concerned about politics
Ryan donated Troha’s contributions to youth programs when the businessman was indicted.

A fairly decent way to wash off any hint of taint. Unlike BO, who not only kept money from Tony Rezko, George Soros and other assorted crooks, but is now asking for more.

32 posted on 08/12/2012 8:10:27 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: vpintheak

WHAT THE HAY...this is greievously troublesome, some may even say actionable in a court of law..others might say it’s scurrulous democrat crap.....i like that last explanation myself. This detailed and documented accusation aside....I dont see why the Dims don’t stick to important issues like the national debt, ruinous unemployment and the healthcare crisis...why dont they do that, u recken?


33 posted on 08/13/2012 10:22:43 AM PDT by jimsin
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To: jimsin

I recken it’s because they have no legs to stand on. I also recken it’s because they are a party that exists solely for the sake of power and control. They use fear, extorsion and lies to gain more traction. That’s what I recken! :-)


34 posted on 08/13/2012 11:46:06 AM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: vpintheak
I recken it’s because they have no legs to stand on. I also recken it’s because they are a party that exists solely for the sake of power and control. They use fear, extorsion and lies to gain more traction. That’s what I recken! :-)

RECKEN YER RIGHT ON EVERY COUNT VPIN MAN.... BTW THANK YOU FOR YOUR AND YER WHOLE FAMILY'S SERVICE...
35 posted on 08/13/2012 7:44:22 PM PDT by jimsin
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To: jimsin

You are welcome sir!


36 posted on 08/13/2012 7:47:09 PM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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