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  •  ok, guess he did work there, but... (7+ / 0-)
    How can you possibly write that passage and dismiss idly as a "contradiction" the ironic — not to mention hilariously hypocritical — fact that, after his father passed, and while working the fry station and toting canoes at a YMCA summer camp, Ryan was also the beneficiary of Social Security survivor's benefits? These did precisely what they were designed to do, which was to help young Paul Ryan get the education that would help him become the adult Paul Ryan who's been on one government payroll or another since he left college, and who goes around telling half-dim audiences that people on government assistance are mired in a "culture of dependency."

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    He sure didn't 'pull himself up by his bootstraps as he expects the rest off us to do.

    Bootstraps???, I don't even have any fukin' boots Mr. Rand...I mean, Ryan.

    draw a window on the wall to remind you of the silkrain that makes things grow - Yoko Ono

    by quinn on Wed Aug 15, 2012 at 08:51:34 AM PDT

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    •  Ryan didn't need the Social Security benefits. (2+ / 0-)
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      He banked them. Very few survivors after the death of  a wage earner have the luxury of banking the Social Security benefits for a preferred use rather than paying for immediate rent and food.

      Ryan is not one of us. He has no clue. He never will, no matter how much play-acting and pretense he engages in.

      The US Supreme Court has by its actions and rhetoric has ceased to be legitimate. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot - over

      by Rick B on Wed Aug 15, 2012 at 06:43:19 PM PDT

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