Paul Ryan is a Radical Right-Wing Tree-Hater
GOP VP pick Paul Ryan’s attacks on the poor and the middle class are well-known. His opposition to women’s rights and gay rights includes cosponsoring a bill that would force women to carry a baby to term even in cases of rape or incest , and is not a big surprise. He gets an actual zero from NARAL, after all.
But even I didn’t know that he scored a truly dismal three percent rating from the League of Conservation Voters—meaning he has voted the wrong way on almost every significant piece of environmental legislation. Or that he has investments in oil and extractive mining companies that would benefit under his tax plan. His wife’s father owns and operates four of the companies, and the Ryans have ownership percentages up to 10 percent, according to Newsweek.
He has made it clear he will be a friend to oil and coal, and an enemy to renewables and conservation. He is also a climate change denier, which means the US government would fall even farther behind the rest of the world in dealing with catastrophic climate change.
Right-wingers used to try to insult environmentalists by calling us “tree-huggers.” Personally, I think that’s a badge of honor. But let’s spread it widely that Paul Ryan is a tree-hater, and that a vote for Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan is a vote AGAINST the Earth.