For the most part I believe he was a modern Republican....small government..big military...low taxes....if you give out too much handouts people become dependent and not self-sufficient.....etc. There are a lot of him around. I feel he really deep down was a good man that believed in what he was doing.
Naturally, I didn't agree with him much. I'm sure in his "retirement" he'll become a speaker, businessman, or lobbyist and continue to enjoy his tax cuts and make millions.
What I can't respect about him, nor the whole lot of them, but him as the leader is that how under Obama he was all about the deficit and yet he presided over the largest increase in the deficit impending in modern times, except for times of war.
Paul Ryan's Deficit Hawk Routine Was an Act - The Atlantic
Another reason I can't respect him is that he never stood up to Trump because he was salivating so much at the tax cuts and the impending budget cuts that invariably resulted.
Paul Ryan, Trump Enabler - The Atlantic