Some More Thoughts On Veep Candidate Ryan
August 11, 2012 § 1 Comment
First, I want to take back my vow to “read” the research report on Paul Ryan. When I wrote that I did not realize the mothah was 290 pages long. Also, it is not a narrative report. It is like an encyclopedic scrapbook of Paul Ryan’s war on the poor, the vulnerable and the United States government. It is not designed to be read from front to back. Its like a rap sheet. The index-like table of contents enables you to pick out which outrage you want to find out about and then click on that page reference and find clickable references to the evidence against Ryan.
A few minutes of playing around with these references, produced these examples. I learned that it was not some Democratic Party partisan that accused Ryan of proposing to “abolish medicare”. It was the Wall Street Journal. I also learned that Ryan likes to hunt with bows and arrows. So, he sponsored a bill to give a tax break to manufacturers of bows and arrows. Stop and ponder that. He was a Congressman, braying incessantly about balancing the budget by cutting money for Pell Grants, food stamps, Medicade, etc. etc. etc. . But, because he likes to shoot things with bows and arrows, he proposes a tax paid gift to companies that make bows and arrows. Is he hypocritical and bereft of compassion and common sense or just nuts?
One more example: Here is a passage from the research:
Perhaps this is Ryan’s plan to “save” Social Security: The minimum eligibility age for Social Security is to be raised to 67. So, just kill off a few thousand 65 and 66-year-olds before they become eligible. No, don’t worry. I haven’t lost my mind. I’m just kidding. But, seriously, how in hell can people consider voting for a person who thinks this would be a good idea? Or for a person who picks this guy to be the understudy for President of the United States of America?