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  •  If nature and God takes care of things, (7+ / 0-)

    then why the hell is Ryan collecting $174K per annum in Congress?

    Republicans: if they only had a heart.

    by leu2500 on Sun Jul 01, 2012 at 11:09:57 AM PDT

    •  He can't help it if government forces him to take (2+ / 0-)

      that salary, but taking that big government provided health insurance plan and using the medical staff & services provided in the Congress building itself? Surely we tax payers already pay him enough so he can buy his own private plans for himself and his family fresh off his holy free market.  And just forget Ryan has already accessed big government Social Security benefits as a young man, perhaps even while reading Ayn Rand (who also happened to have writen his works of fiction while on Social Security disability himself).

      We need to remind Republicans they never really 'own' their bootstraps. They were given to them, they have always been plugged into an extended complex societal network where using them works. Society provides nearly everything to them, easy access to food, paved roads, bridges, and interstate highways on which they strode with their boots, flood control, building codes, made sure education and health services were available, provided police and fire protection along the way, and built public great schools and colleges that got many us into the 21st Century.  Even if they started their own business, it might not have been possible or have flourished in any other society than the nation still fully dependent upon our community's shared foundations. We've been losing traction with the best bootstraps lately as the economy is held hostage by Republicans, but we should be contesting them on their assumed ownership of their own bootstraps.  Somebody made those bootstraps, and these days, they're probably wearing bootstraps made by outsourced labor, in a country without a Constitutional democracy and lacking in common sense protections for labor and environment, and by the way, you'll have to rent or lease those bootstraps from a billionaire owned bank and corporation in the future. No more 'free bootstraps' for you!

      I'm not sure how making everyone struggle far more just to get by can possibly "make America great again." Telling the middle class they have to earn it all over again after the 1% steals all financial security away is beyond cruelty and makes the American Dream a hoax. But that does seem to be Paul Ryan's Vision for America.  It's his "You don't deserve to have it so good" mentality that ought to get him booted from office.  This 'policy' makes everyone but rich Republicans struggle more. In Ryan's world, asking the rich to make some sacrifices, for this nation--which made it possible for them to become rich, apparently is horrific robbery imposed by the poor unrepentant lazy rabble via 'big government', instead of being prudent common sense which promotes the common good of the nation itself.  Now Republicans like Ryan have turned Big Government upon us, with taxation now used to feed the corporate troughs of MIC & Wall Street & insurance, instead of used to provide for the true common good of citizens, and turning over our privacy and data to private corporations, and rolling back centuries of hard-won legal protections for workers and women.  Ryan's privatization push is turning big government, that had public accountability and fairness, and minimal overhead, into big corporations that only have to be fair to shareholders and financiers and are free to maximize profit to the point where the market can barely sustain it.

      When life gives you wingnuts, make wingnut butter!

      by antirove on Sun Jul 01, 2012 at 01:07:27 PM PDT

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