Ryan's constituents boo him - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5kgnE1Xvec&feature=player_embedded
Republican Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) heads the House Budget Committee and he’s on a harsh legislative mission to cut and slash health care for sick seniors and push others out of nursing homes.
By the way, if you consider yourself middle class, no matter what may be your upper income aspirations, he’s not your friend either.
If you are among the hoity-toity wealthy, then this is your man, the servant of your every selfish desire.
The government spending you want cut, is the spending on you he’s prepared to cut.
The income tax you want reduced, is the tax on the wealthy that concerns him, not your taxes.
Ryan has publicly explained the personal philosophy that led him to his unconstitutional budgetary dystopia. He’s a self-admitted Ayn Rand cultist.
Rand, a Russian émigré wrote a book titled, “The virtue of selfishness.” She decried any “altruism” – any hint of selflessness, or sacrifice for anyone or any thing else.
According to Rand, in a 70-page rant by her hero, John Galt, in her 1,168-page “philosophical” tome, “Atlas Shrugged,” it is all about “the man at the top of the intellectual pyramid” and he “contributes the most to all those below him.”
Galt declared, “the man at the bottom who, left to himself, would starve in his hopeless ineptitude, contributes nothing to those above him, but receives the bonus of all of their brains.” Thus, Galt’s oath: “I will never live for the sake of another man…” So much for the golden rule.
In recent years, Rand’s newest recruits unsurprisingly arose out of the Tea Party movement – a “me movement,” funded by the Koch Brothers, and almost unparalleled for its selfish and elitist objectives.
Ryan publicly praised the late Ms. Rand in D.C., stating, “The reason I got involved in public service, by and large, if I had to credit one thinker, one person, it would be Ayn Rand.”
Ryan reportedly instructs his Hill staffers to study Rand’s elitist philosophy with its felicific calculus favoring the wealthy including the Koch Brothers, and declaiming the parasitic middle class.
It’s this core belief that became the bill he wrote that passed Congress last Friday.
Ryan’s bill kills Medicare dead 11 years hence, starting with slowly raising the age of eligibility, and then granting $8,000 vouchers to retirees to hand over to private insurance companies, no matter what the premiums cost, nor how they may increase over time, and without regard for how much health or prescription costs may go up.
Ryan’s bill cuts Medicaid $700 billion in the next decade. No matter that Medicaid now pays for two-thirds of all nursing home residents.
Yaron Brook, President of the Ayn Rand Institute, explained Ryan’s medicare proposal in this way, people “must take care of themselves as they grow older.”
Ryan proposes to cut the wealthiest individual tax rate from 35 percent to 25 percent, without reducing total tax revenue. No money fairy is making up the difference. They are going to have us, that “parasitic” middle class, pay the wealthy’s fair share.
Fortunately, Randian Ryan’s newly minted law has no legs in the U.S. Senate.
But, if we’re not careful, we’ll yet awake to a Randian Ryan nightmare come true, a nation that no longer provides for our general welfare.
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