Reviving The Fiscal Phonies Post
I posted this before it back too bad because before he was picked to be another blunder in the Campaign Paul Ryan is called out here as nothing short of another BS artist.
It is Mr Krugman's assertion that
"Mr. Ryan has somehow acquired a reputation as a stern fiscal hawk despite offering budget proposals that, far from being focused on deficit reduction, are mainly about cutting taxes for the rich while slashing aid to the poor and unlucky. In fact, once you strip out Mr. Ryan’s “magic asterisks” " claims that he will somehow increase revenues and cut spending in ways that he refuses to specify" what you’re left with are plans that would increase, not reduce, federal debt."
Both Mr. Ryan and Mr. Romney, then, are fake deficit hawks. And the evidence for their fakery isn’t just their bad arithmetic; it’s the fact that for all their alleged deep concern over budget gaps, that concern isn’t sufficient to induce them to give up anything " anything at all "that they and their financial backers want. They’re willing to snatch food from the mouths of babes (literally, via cuts in crucial nutritional aid programs), but that’s a positive from their point of view " the social safety net, says Mr. Ryan, should not become “a hammock that lulls able-bodied people to lives of dependency and complacency.” Maintaining low taxes on profits and capital gains, and indeed cutting those taxes further, are, however, sacrosanct.
Yes this enemy of a progressive US is a certifiable class warrior.
"First off, Social Security built Paul Ryan. Ryan's father died when he was 16, and Ryan then received Social Security survivors benefits until he was 18. He was able to save his Social Security to help pay for college. Ryan likes to talk about how he used loans to pay for college, but the fact that he went in with a big chunk of savings thanks to Social Security is something he doesn't emphasize quite as much."
(I know every site on the net is attacking him with this & they should for his referring to progressives as a cancer)
This is the same mentality that so many in my family have they were raised on social programs suckered on the benefits of them & now have an I got mine mentality..key word.
"I" not "We the People"
Here is a link that might be useful: Fiscal phonies