Republican officials have been avoiding cuddling up to Paul Ryan's (R-WI) "Roadmap" to ruin for over 2 years. Republicans knew Ryan's plan would gag a maggot and so they distanced themselves from it for as long as they could.
The sickening irony about Ryan's immoral proposal is found in the claims made over the last couple of days by some that Ryan's plan to disembowel Medicare and Medicaid while lowering 60 year record-low tax rates on America's wealthy by another 10% is that it's....my goodness....the moral and courageous thing to do.
Tuesday brought a welcome blast of truth-telling among the grown-ups on Capitol Hill. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., unveiled a politically risky proposal to curb federal deficits and pay down the national debt. As he and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, correctly stated, America has a moral obligation to stop spending like there's no tomorrow.
Noun-Verb & 9-11 Rudy Giuliani.....
"I think that Paul Ryan is absolutely right to have put this out. You may not agree with all the details of it, but somebody had to take it on.
I don't know the answer to whether there'll be political fall-out from it or not, but I think it's a heck of a lot more courageous. "
Even the Democratic corporate-pimp, Steve McMahon, a regular on Chris Matthews' "WhiffleBall" program said yesterday that Paul Ryan's plan was "courageous", "courageous as well as stupid." Matthews, himself, said of Ryan's plan.....
"It’s either political courage or perhaps political suicide..... He’s got a lot of guts. Let’s see if he’s too gutsy or whatever."
Really? Rolling out a plan which is, in reality, not a deficit reduction plan but instead, a plan to shred very popular American safety-net programs while reducing the already-wealthy's share of the tax load.....is "courageous"? Really?
Perhaps, the Reverend Jim Jones was also "courageous" when he rolled out his mass kool-aid-drinking suicide plan for his followers. Hey, took a lot of guts to try to convince all those people to off themselves, huh?
Or those 9-11 hijackers......killed a lot of people, yeah....but man what a "courageous" plot.
32 million more people will lose health insurance if Ryan's plan is adopted. And he has the conscienceless audacity to call it "humane."
"Members of Congress who understand this believe that the smart best thing to do, the compassionate and humane thing, is to fix this now on our terms in a sensible way than punting and seeing more pain later,” Ryan said.
The sensible, compassionate, humane and moral two year old plan that Paul Ryan has been awaiting the opportune time to present to America will voucherize Medicare for those now under 55 years old. When those seniors reach, not 65....but 67, they'll receive a voucher in the mail with which they can try to purchase a health care insurance policy from a list of for-profit insurance providers. Check that....compassionate and moral, for-profit insurance providers.
Keep in mind that the only way health insurers will offer plans to elderly people.....the most expensive Americans to insure because they are......freaking old and dying....is if they can raise premium costs to the moon. That's the very reason why America adopted the current Medicare program in the first place. For-profit, paper and money shuffling health insurers do not want granny and gramps as customers.
How in the hell is that supposed to work out? How in the immorality of hell is your grandma, already suffering from early stages of dementia, supposed to make all this work out for herself in an oh-so-compassionate and humane way? It's absolutely ridiculous and there's not one shred, not one iota of morality in any of it.
Now to the really ugly part.
I realize it's spring and all......but some very strange love has been breaking out.
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) spoke to MSNBC's "Morning Joe" earlier, as part of the rollout of his caucus' radical budget plan. Not surprisingly, the co-hosts gushed over the right-wing lawmaker -- as the media nearly always does.
But Justin Elliott flagged the portion of the interview that was just over the top.
At the end of the show, Scarborough said the executive producer of the program, Chris Licht, said in Scarborough's earpiece of Ryan, "I'm in love."
Well-heeled, corporate slugs are twitterpated by the thought that their already-60-year-low-tax-rates will be reduced another 10% by Ryan's savage attack on the poor and the elderly. Steve Benen, who reported on the MSNBC producer's comment called it..."nothing short of twisted" and "evidence of a pathology" that "dominates modern American thought."
Now hold your nose for this last part.
Yesterday, after announcing his compassionate and moral plan to end old folk's lives a bit sooner, Paul Ryan called into Glenn Beck's radio show. Yeah, he did. Here's how it began....
BECK: Paul Ryan, you sir, you sir, I love you.
RYAN: I love you too.
Beck and Ryan have had a, you know, secret kind of love thing going on for awhile......as this partial transcript from April 2010 suggests....
PAUL RYAN: ......what I've been trying to do is indict the entire vision of progressivism because I see progressivism as the source, the intellectual source for the big government problems that are plaguing us today and so to me it's really important to flush progressives out into the field of open debate.
GLENN: I love you.
GLENN: And I think we're saying the same thing. I call it ‑‑
PAUL RYAN: We are saying the same thing.
GLENN: It's a cancer.
PAUL RYAN: Exactly.
This is the new-idea man of the Tea Party crazed Republican Party. The courageous, moral, compassionate, humane, and brave new-idea guy of the rotted and stinking corpse of the GOP. May American voters....finally....lay this ugly, decomposed political party to rest next November.
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