Friday, November 7, 2014

Paul Ryan Uses Social Security to Go to College

Photo of Paul Ryan
Paul Ryan
Pol Light Moment #96 happened in August 1988 when Paul Ryan went to college at Miami University in Ohio with money he had saved from receiving Social Security survivors benefits. Paul Ryan is a member of the US House of Representatives from Janesville who has represented Wisconsin's 1st District since 1999.

Paul Ryan was 16 years of age when his father died in the summer of 1986. After the unexpected death of his father by a heart attack, Paul Ryan said, "I grew up real fast (Talking Points Memo, August 20, 2014)."

Paul Ryan received Social Security survivors benefits after his father died until he reached age 18. He saved the money he received from Social Security and used it to pay for his education at Miami University in Ohio. In 1992, Paul Ryan graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics and political science from Miami University (U.S. News & World Report, July 23, 2008).

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Photo: The photo of Paul Ryan is in the Public Domain.

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