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Ramulux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-15-10 02:43 PM
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Is anyone else scared to death of Paul Ryan?
There are a lot of crazy republicans out there who talk a lot of shit and make asses of themselves on a daily basis and its always fun to sit around and laugh at them. However whenever I watch or read anything having to do with Paul Ryan I get a real sick feeling in the pit of my stomach.

Ryan recently wrote an article called "A Roadmap to Saving Medicare" and needless to say it is one frightening article. The ideas he expresses in it are nothing new, but he takes those old failed ideas and doubles-down on them in a big way. Now, besides the fact that if these initiatives were ever inacted it would fuck us over so bad its not even funny, the scariest part of all this is the fact that in the media he is seen as this intelligent, wunderkind with big ideas that could save our economy and reduce the deficit. If these ideas were being proposed by some other republican asshole, I along with most people wouldnt really bat an eye, but this guy is being set up as some financial genius that actually knows what he is talking about.

Along with keeping Boehner from becoming speaker of the house, to me, one of the most important parts of showing up in November is keeping this guy as far away from any committee chairmanships as possible.

Heres his article - http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

and here is a thorough debunking by Paul Van de Water - http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=3114

I suggest everyone at least read the debunking where he lists the fundamental portions of Ryan's plan. After seeing what he wants to do, it makes you wonder if anyone remembers the results of Bush's economic policies because Ryan's plan is like taking Bush's entire presidency rolling it up in one piece of legislation and multiplying it exponentially.
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NC_Nurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-15-10 02:50 PM
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1. I'm hoping he's a flash in the pan once people learn what he's promoting.
Edited on Sun Aug-15-10 02:51 PM by NC_Nurse
You never know, though, it's amazing how gullible many people are to this sort of crap.
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-15-10 02:55 PM
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2. Isthere any chance at all that this repuke moran will not make it back into Congress??
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dragonlady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-15-10 03:48 PM
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3. Not too likely
Ryan has been in Congress since 1998 and has over $2 million in his campaign fund. His Democratic opponent is just getting started and has not yet filed a campaign finance report. Unfortunate, but there it is.
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OHdem10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-15-10 03:51 PM
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4. You mean Flim-Flam Ryan???? Krugman aced it when he
calls Ryan FLIM-FLAM with his shell games.

Use Flim Flam Ryan when posting, ok????please.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-15-10 03:51 PM
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5. He's the chosen tool of the corporate media...
as recommended by their friends in the corporate Republican Party. In reality, he is a dumbass that will put us in a worse shape than we have ever been. He knows nothing about economics. He is a mouthpiece and that is all. Only a fool would listen to him.
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Ramulux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-15-10 04:12 PM
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6. Obviously
My point is that the mainstream media is in love with the guy and makes him seem like a legitamate financial expert. The dudes ideas are batshit insane and extremely unpopular but no one seems to call him on it.
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HowHasItComeToThis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-15-10 06:43 PM
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7. FOOLS LOVE FOOLS,
WHEN WILL WE HAVE ANTI-MEIA DEMONSTRATIONS
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-15-10 07:03 PM
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8. I agree. He has that air of "reasonableness" that can carry him far.
Mike Pence has the same quality, but so far he's not gotten a lot of traction.

Both are scary.
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