Speaker of the House and noted fiscal conservative Paul Ryan has been livestreaming the view from his office all day and into the night. He also, apparently, forgot to turn off his lamp.

If you look closely at the still ongoing stream, you’ll notice a reflection on the right side of the screen. Is it a lamp?

It sure looks like a lamp.

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Yes. That is definitely a lamp.

Some quick research reveals that leaving a typical lamp on overnight costs about eight cents. That’s eight of our hardworking tax cents, thrown away by Paul “Lamp Boy” Ryan’s very own hands.

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We’ve reached out to the Speaker for comment, and will update if and when he decides to face the American taxpayers like a man.


Contact the author at ashley@gawker.com.