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It's wonderful having Alan Grayson back in Congress. Grayson treats Republicans exactly as they deserve to be treated and should be treated. I wish we had many more Alan Graysons in the Democratic Party.

On Tuesday evening while discussing Paul Ryan's latest budget proposal on Current TV, Grayson gave Ryan the treatment he deserved and should receive from every Democrat in Washington (see Crooks & Liars, Raw Story).

“In one case after another, you look at his principles, you look at his vision, and they’re a nightmare for America,” Grayson said of Ryan. “He wants Americans to work until they die, he wants poor people who get sick not to be able to see a doctor, not to get the care they need, not to get better, he wants them to die, and he wants an America that consists of nothing but cheap labor for his corporate patrons.”

No mincing words here: If you're healthy, Paul Ryan wants you to work until you die. If you're sick, he just wants you to die. These comments echo Grayson's charge against Republicans in 2009: "If you get sick, America, the Republican health care plan is this: Die quickly."

Grayson continued: “Paul Ryan believes that Social Security is unconstitutional, just like anyone who follows the writings of Ayn Rand would believe. If you read the Fountainhead, if you read similar fiction — although they don’t regard it as fiction — you come to the conclusion that these are people who believe government itself, anything that does anything for people other than defend the borders, is fundamentally immoral and unconstitutional.”

Alan Grayson tells it like it is.

(Support Alan Grayson: A Congressman with Guts)

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  •  Tip Jar (7+ / 0-)

    "Work is the curse of the drinking classes." -Oscar Wilde

    by eades on Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 05:51:46 AM PDT

  •  A politicians that says what I say. (3+ / 0-)
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    k9disc, markthshark, Hockeyray

    God... America needs about 1000 more of these.

    The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

    by xxdr zombiexx on Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 05:57:41 AM PDT

  •  About 220 of them would be perfect. (1+ / 0-)
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    People need to understand the Ryan believes that Medical Care and Dignity in Retirement are meant ONLY for the Rich and Priviledged.

  •  Ryan says he's looking for "common ground" (0+ / 0-)

    with the president. Yet, in his budget he wants to start the search by repealing Obamacare.

    And, this guy's taken seriously... by anyone with a functioning brain?

    This country's in deep, deep doo-doo.

    We're gonna need at least 218 Grayson-clones in the House, 51 Bernie Sanders-clones -- and filibuster reform -- in the Senate to even begin to clean up this freakin' mess.

    (oh, and a progressive-leaning Democratic POTUS endowed with working digits on the hand he/she uses to sign legislation)

    'Cuz it's gonna take awhile.

    "That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history." ~ Aldous Huxley

    by markthshark on Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 06:29:26 AM PDT

  •  Hate to disagree (0+ / 0-)

    But, he strikes me as a guy that like to hear himself speak a bit too much.  That and he's a bit nuts. Just enough to go on a good rant on MSNBC but he'll never be taken seriously by leadership.

    •  Like that is news for a politician... (0+ / 0-)

      but he seems like he would know what to do to make a proposal work(the intellectual chops, anyway) But even if his greatest weapon would be in the messaging war, it seems that we don't have enough fighters for our side.

      "I'm takes a lot to get over my top." --Alan Grayson

      by chicating on Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 08:15:08 AM PDT

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