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In an interview with Bill Bennett, Paul Ryan references the work of white supremacist Charles Murray:

PAUL RYAN: “Your buddy Charles Murray or Bob Putnam over at Harvard, those guys have written books on this. Which is, we have got this tailspin of culture in our inner cities in particular of men not working, and just generations of men not even thinking about working and learning the value and culture of work. “So, there’s a real culture problem here that has to be dealt with.”
Paul Ryan went on to say
“We got to have the courage to face that down, just like we did with welfare reform in the late 1990s. And if we succeed, we can help recitate this culture. And get people back to work, and get people back to meeting their potential.”
I noticed Paul Ryan left out a few facts:
* January 20, 2009 Paul Ryan Plotted To Sabotage US Economy with Newt Gingrich (here)

* GOP Block Obama's Anti-Outsourcing Bill

* GOP block Obama's Jobs Bill

* Eric Cantor walks out of Budget negotiations

* GOP shut down government

Charles Murray:

Charles Murray wrote that people who live in poverty are "born lazy."

“Try to imagine a … presidential candidate saying in front of the cameras, ‘One reason that we still have poverty in the United States is that a lot of poor people are born lazy.’ You cannot imagine it because that kind of thing cannot be said. And yet this unimaginable statement merely implies that when we know the complete genetic story, it will turn out that the population below the poverty line in the United States has a configuration of the relevant genetic makeup that is significantly different from the configuration of the population above the poverty line. This is not unimaginable. It is almost certainly true.”
—“Deeper Into the Brain,” National Review, 2000
Southern Poverty Law Center website states that Charles Murray is a White Supremacist
Charles Murray,
Date of Birth:  1943
Ideology:  White Nationalist
a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, has become one of the most influential social scientists in America, using racist pseudoscience and misleading statistics to argue that social inequality is caused by the genetic inferiority of the black and Latino communities, women and the poor. According to Murray, disadvantaged groups are disadvantaged because, on average, they cannot compete with white men, who are intellectually, psychologically and morally superior. Murray advocates the total elimination of the welfare state, affirmative action and the Department of Education, arguing that public policy cannot overcome the innate deficiencies that cause unequal social and educational outcomes.
Bill Bennett:

Bill Bennett is not only friends with White Supremacist Charles Murray, in 2005, Bill Bennett was disciplined for saying that the crime rate in America would go down if all African American babies were aborted.

September 2005 - William Bennett, host of "Morning in America," responded to a caller to the show by saying that aborting African-American babies "would be an impossible, ridiculous, and morally reprehensible thing to do, but the crime rate would go down."
So, it appears, that Paul Ryan defers to white supremacist Charles Murray and Ayn Rand's fictional book to draw conclusions on issues.

Oh, and I might add, speaking of "lazy" -- Paul Ryan will only work 113 days this year and still get $174,000.00 + perks.

That means lazy-ass Paul Ryan & his colleagues are milking the taxpayer to the tune of: $1,539.82 per hour.

End Congressional Welfare!

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  •  One typo. I'm sure you meant "defers" in the (2+ / 0-)
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    keepemhonest, commonmass

    third to the last paragraph.

    If only Ryan would differ from these idiots.

  •  Paul Ryan is a white supremicist (4+ / 0-)
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    keepemhonest, Chi, Gooserock, deha

    He thinks we don't notice.

    I'm from the Elizabeth Warren wing of the Democratic Party

    by voicemail on Wed Mar 12, 2014 at 01:57:45 PM PDT

  •  He sounds like the kind of British aristocracy (3+ / 0-)
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    keepemhonest, Gooserock, mookins

    we fought TWO wars to finally oust from our country, then allowed a bunch of wannabe mini-me's to take their place.

    We have never been a country about liberty. We are a country about money and property. It's just that now, it's considered OK to actually admit that.

    Pope Francis: the Thumb of Christ in the eyes of the Pharisees.

    by commonmass on Wed Mar 12, 2014 at 01:58:22 PM PDT

  •  As one of the front pagers wrote this (1+ / 0-)
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    keepemhonest

    morning:

    Blow, blow, blow into that [racist] dog whistle, Paul.
    They just can't stop themselves because this is really who they are. Every policy, every premise involves insulting women, the poor or non-whites.

    They have nothing other than this to offer because it's all they ARE.

    While it pisses me off every time I read this [racist] garble, I've come to expect no more from them. The same tune played over and over and over by different instruments.

    The only hawk I like is the kind that has feathers.

    by cany on Wed Mar 12, 2014 at 01:58:48 PM PDT

  •  A different conclusion (2+ / 0-)
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    keepemhonest, Yosef 52
    According to Murray, disadvantaged groups are disadvantaged because, on average, they cannot compete with white men, who are intellectually, psychologically and morally superior. Murray advocates the total elimination of the welfare state, affirmative action and the Department of Education, arguing that public policy cannot overcome the innate deficiencies that cause unequal social and educational outcomes.
    Let us assume that the first sentence is true.  In that case, I would draw the opposite conclusion:  We need a larger welfare state.  Those who have the lazy gene or the dumb gene or the incompetent gene or whatever genetic deficiency renders them incapable of competing with white men should get welfare, because they cannot help being lazy, dumb, or incompetent.

    The traditional argument for getting rid of welfare is that people are poor of their own free will, and if you take welfare away, they will have to get off their butts and go to work.  But if they have a genetic disadvantage, they cannot help being the way they are, and therefore we should take pity on them, and that means giving them enough welfare for them to survive in a white man’s world.

    •  Disinterested spectator - I agree. If it were, in (0+ / 0-)

      fact, the case that certain people were genetically predisposed to laziness or to low normal IQ, all the judgmentalism against the poor would be morally insupportable.
        The only decent thing to do would be to provide agencies and programs to help them get on in life.

      •  Several years ago, a group of (0+ / 0-)

        white supremicists were videoed and one of the ugliest, supidist members said, quite proudly "we are the hope of the white race."

        My immediate thought was, "then the white race is doomed."

        When are these fools going to STFU? If they are superior to other races simply because their skin is white, why do they continue to prove they are WRONG?

        I reject your reality and substitute my own - Adam Savage

        by woolibaar on Wed Mar 12, 2014 at 03:11:40 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

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