That Ryan Path to Poverty, would turn everything upside down;
if Congress is weak-willed enough to follow it.
upi.com -- March. 20, 2012 at 5:04 PM
WASHINGTON, March 20 (UPI) -- The White House Tuesday slammed a budget plan proposed by U.S. House Republicans, saying it would "end Medicare as we know it."
Press secretary Jay Carney also said the plan shifts money from the middle class and seniors to the wealthy.
In response to reporters' questions, Carney said the plan is "essentially a shift of money from the middle class, seniors and lower-income Americans, disabled Americans, to the wealthiest Americans -- the wealthiest among us -- [with a] $150,000 on average tax cut, additional tax cut, for the wealthiest Americans; a program that would voucherize Medicare and end Medicare as we know it, and create a system in Medicare where seniors are progressively basically priced out of the market."
He added the proposal "is not a plan that this president could support."
Very good to see the President pointing out the dangers of following the Ryan's GOP Budget path -- still yet untaken.
The Ryan Path to Poverty, would betray those that Ryan swore an oath to represent;
if Republicans are so dim-witted to get in line behind it.
by RobZerban, dailykos.com -- Mar 20, 2012
Continuing to choose the millionaires who fund his campaigns instead of the people of Wisconsin to whom he swore an oath to represent, Paul Ryan has once again shown that his Washington political priorities are grossly out-of-touch with our Wisconsin values.
From raising healthcare costs for our seniors by privatizing Medicare, to reducing Pell Grants and Stafford Loans for our students, Paul Ryan is single-handedly working to dismantle each and every program that people of all generations count on. Instead of a laser focus on creating jobs, he focused solely on removing safety nets for our most vulnerable populations.
T h e R y a n P a t h t o P o v e r t y, would reward the wealthy, at the expense of everyone else;
if tone-deaf Republicans are finally trumped-up enough to march off to meet their Waterloo.
White House, Democrats respond to House GOP budget proposal
by Joan McCarter, dailykos.com -- Mar 20, 2012
The White House issued this statement responding to the House Republican budget released today by Rep. Paul Ryan.
The House budget once again fails the test of balance, fairness, and shared responsibility. It would shower the wealthiest few Americans with an average tax cut of at least $150,000, while preserving taxpayer giveaways to oil companies and breaks for Wall Street hedge fund managers. What’s worse is that all of these tax breaks would be paid for by undermining Medicare and the very things we need to grow our economy and the middle class – things like education, basic research, and new sources of energy. And instead of strengthening Medicare, the House budget would end Medicare as we know it, turning the guarantee of retirement security into a voucher that will shift higher and higher costs to seniors over time.[...]
This budget from the House GOP and Ryan, perhaps even more than last year's, would inflict serious pain on millions of low- and middle-income Americans, all while lowering taxes on corporations and the wealthy. The icing on the cake is that it breaks the budget levels agreed to last year, and could lead to a government shutdown. Heckuva job, House Republicans!
The Ryan Path to Poverty, are 5 words that precisely frame what Conservatives really want for America;
That is if the Democratic Party is too busy, or too timid, to take an actual stand to stop it -- and fight like hell to replace the ALEC Corporatists that will just keep pushing it.
by jillwklausen, dailykos.com -- Mar 20, 2012
We have the moral high ground on this issue and we need to frame it that way. The Ryan plan will devastate seniors and continue the downward spiral of the middle class into poverty.
And we must say it that way.
Democrats must use the same tactic to take down Paul Ryan and his new plan that the GOP used to poison health insurance reform.
We must call the Ryan plan exactly what it is: The Ryan Path to Poverty.
It is a Path to Poverty for seniors and it is a Path to Poverty for America.
The Ryan Path to Poverty, is paved-over with the worst of greedy intentions;
It is the defining proxy for the Me-first party of Ayn Randites, formerly known as the party of Compassion Conservatives. Haaah!
The party of Hysterical Hypocrites is really much more like it -- more like what they have actually turned out to be when it comes to governing;
-- that is, assuming "the Ryan Path to Poverty" is the real-life indicator of their ultimate ulterior game-plan, of what they would actually do to America ... if we only give them the chance.
Paul Ryan is pointing the way ...