Paul Ryan, American Values and Corporatocracy

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    Jeffrey Sachs: Paul Ryan, American Values and Corporatocracy



    Anything not far right is big government and repugs don't know history.
     
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    duplicate thread, dip-shit.
     
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    Ryan's preference for Fascism/A Master-Race has made him no-longer significant.​

     
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    I guess that's why Paul Ryan assumes HE created the concept of his.....



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    Paul Ryan is the public face of a sham agenda. Cut taxes for the top of the economic ladder, slash aid to the poor and to children, dismantle Medicare and auction the pieces off to corporate America.

    For all his bluster about "unelected bureaucrats" and his lipservice to individual Americans, Ryan very much favors transferring power from the People's House to a relatively small group of elites and a handful of faceless corporate entities. A Gilded Age on steroids.

    No thanks, Paul.
     
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    Let's face it both parties are at fault in different ways. The government/large corporation partnership extends far beyond just "auctioning off America" to corporate America. Corporate America plays a role in extending the current police state mentatlity. From insuring the government can track you to regulatory requirements that have corporations checking and inforcing policies WW.

    It is definately a two way street and both parties are complicit.
     
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    Paul Ryan favors fiscal sanity...which is why he's been attacked relentlessly by progressives for the past year and a half. The truth, Greenbeard...is that Paul Ryan frightens the liberal left to death because he's NOT an ideologue...he's a fiscal "wonk" that crunches numbers instead of engaging in partisan politics.
     
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    He's attacked mercilessly because he's a partisan hack whose latest "plan" is nothing but ideological drivel. I understand that shifting costs to state governments, the elderly, the poor, safety net providers, etc is what passes for budget genius/wonkery in rightwing circles. But if he was actually a fiscal wonk, he'd have some interest in attacking the cost drivers in the health care system and he'd understand the dangers of forcing seniors into higher-cost insurance (he sure has faith that his assumption that seniors will be on the hook for it will hold good).

    It's not difficult to spot someone paying partisan politics. Just watch his actions, particularly when it comes to proposals that did or could have bipartisan support.

    Two years ago he supported state-based health insurance exchanges, refundable and advanceable tax credits to help people buy insurance in the individual market, and the creation of federal bodies that "support research, demonstration projects, evaluations, training, guideline development, and the dissemination of information" on all manner of health issues. The tort reform language in the ACA was lifted directly from Ryan's own reform bill. Yet when the other party adopted many of his ideas he became a staunch opponent of them.

    When his party came back into power in the House, he abandoned more moderate versions of his Medicare proposal on which he had collaborated with Democrats to tack hard right this year and eliminate any semblance of bipartisanship.

    I especially like how he scrubbed use of the word "vouchers" form his website (he specifically the word "vouchers" to describe his repeal-and-replace of Medicare right up until the middle of last year) and attempted to use Democrats' use of descriptor to club them over the head.

    Ryan seems to be more interested in cementing his status in rightwing circles than in getting anything done. And to the extent that he actually does want to advance his agenda--which, again, consists primarily of cutting taxes for the top of the economic ladder, slashing aid to the poor and to children, and dismantling Medicare and auction the pieces off to corporate America--that's cause for serious concern.
     
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    Yeah, Paul Ryan is soooooooooo evil making sure the Federal Govt gets back to its roots and gets out of the business of messing with everyone's life with tax and regulation policies, while lining the pockets of lberals in/out of the Federal Govt.

    What a terrible person to want our tax dollars spent wisely and less scams like Solyndra.

    Those whining are the scum that want a handout....
     
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    Since when is it my responsibility to provide for the well being of somebody simply because they are a child or are poor.
    It is my responsibility to provide for my own children, but not for your children (or Bob's or Mary's children).
    It is never my responsibility to provide for somebody simply because they happen to be poor. That should be my choice.
     
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