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Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Paul Ryan, another rich boy shifting their crisis on to our backs
Look at this scum, Paul Ryan, a Republican Congressman from Wisconsin. He's from a wealthy family born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Like many of them he wants to savage workers and the poor, shifting the burden of capitalism's crisis on to our backs. He is a nasty piece of work.
People like this are murderers in a sense in that they have control over policies that determine whether people eat or starve, live or die. He reminds me of the Tzar Nicholas who, as revolution was engulfing life around him, wandered about his garden contemplating http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/05/08/478673/paul-ryan-food-stamps/what he might do that day or the next. Of course Ryan is one of the most callous, but both Democrats and Republicans to one extent or another agree that the burden should be born by us and that the poor are poor due to their own personal failures.
The Census Bureau reports that "There were 46.2 million people in poverty in 2010, up from 43.6 million in 2009 ─ the fourth consecutive annual increase and the largest number in the 52 years for which poverty estimates have been published. The number of people without health insurance coverage rose from 49.0 million in 2009 to 49.9 million in 2010, while the percentage without coverage −16.3 percent - was not statistically different from the rate in 2009."
Ryan, the millionaire who supported bailing out the banks through the TARP program as well as the bail out of the auto bosses at GM and Chrysler wants to cut food stamps by $134 billion. Think Progress points out that, "Even at its height, funding for food stamps accounted for a whopping 0.52 percent of GDP in 2011, hardly an “unsustainable” amount as Ryan claims. As the economy continues to recover and fewer people need assistance, that level is projected to be cut nearly in half, all without Ryan’s draconian budget cuts."
For Ryan and his class it is not about cutting individual programs or services, it is about putting the US working class on rations and increasing the wealth and power of the 1% at the expense of workers and the middle class.
They practice class warfare every damn day. We need to accept that and move on to winning that war, ending it in our favor.