ICYMI: Paul Ryan's Obscene $700 Wine Spree

Jul 10, 2011

D.C. Bacchanalia With Hedge Fund Manager
MADISON-Even as he’s demanding that middle class Americans tighten their belts, Paul Ryan this weekend toasted his plans to end Medicare slurping $350 bottles of wine with a hedge fund manager who would profit from Ryan’s radical budget.

Talking Points Memo reported that Ryan’s bacchanalia involved two bottles of wine at a fancy Washington restaurant.

“It is obscene that Paul Ryan is drinking $350 bottles of wine with the very hedge fund managers who will profit at the same time Ryan is asking working families in Wisconsin to do less with less,” Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate said Monday. “Forget about the ethical questions of just who picked up the tab for this bacchanalia-which Ryan still must answer-it is flatly immoral for him to seek cutbacks by the middle class at the same time his hedge fund manager friends are getting more breaks that will allow them to buy even more pricey wines. While Wisconsin’s middle class suffers, Paul Ryan’s class celebrates.”