Paul Ryan may not feel too threatened by his Democratic challenger, John Heckenlively, but there is a chance the district voters will finally be exposed to the shocking reality of their stone cold absentee representative. Ryan probably never expected devastating floods along the Root River to expose his brutal approach to cutting government services. I wonder how many supporters are still glad he tried to save some government money?
Heckenlively Campaign: Paul Ryan votes to let flooded residents sink
[RACINE] – Residents who live along the Root River have returned to their homes after recent floods to begin the task of restoring order and assessing damage. For the last forty years, FEMA has offered low cost flood insurance to residents who live along flood plains so when disaster strikes, there is a safety net for families to repair and heal their most important asset: their home.
After Hurricane Katrina, FEMA was overwhelmed with nearly $17 billion in claims, requiring a massive restructuring of the flood insurance program … Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) introduced Flood Insurance Reform Priorities Act (HR 5114) to guarantee flood insurance would continue … 85 Republicans in the House voted in favor of Waters’ bill. However, Congressman Paul Ryan of the recently flooded First Congressional District voted against it.
Mr. Ryan’s vote against flood victims demonstrates a continued disdain for his constituents in times of crisis and disaster.