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Fighting for something you've been "fighting" against. This latest bit of congressional hypocrisy is brought to you by none other than House Budget Committee Chairman, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.). Ryan often claims that closing tax loopholes is a great way to reign in the budget deficit. And he's right. However, while espousing the virtues of closing loopholes, Ryan has also spent his career fighting for them for his biggest campaign donors.

From the Huffington Post story: "But a look at Ryan's record since he was elected to Congress in 1998 shows that he has tried to create an array of special loopholes for his top contributors, whose interests range from air fresheners to fraternity housing to beer."

The high profile Congressman probably thought he'd never be asked about this sort of thing. After all, he's now taken to the practice of only allowing paid "customers" into his "pay-to-say" meetings. But clearly his campaign contributors have his ear. This shouldn't really come as too much of a surprise, though. Maybe the "Boy Wonder" has the "superpower" of being able to actually speak out of both sides of his mouth.