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cleanhippie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 04:10 PM
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Paul Ryan is an evil motherfucker. He collected Social Security benefits as a teen
after his father died. Un-fucking-believable.

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http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/04/19/968549/-Entitl...

One day as a 16 year old, Ryan came upon the lifeless body of his father. Paul Ryan, Sr. had died of a heart attack at age 55, leaving the Janesville Craig High School 10th grader, his three older brothers and sisters and his mother alone. It was Paul who told the family of his fathers death.

With his fathers passing, young Paul collected Social Security benefits until age 18, which he put away for college. To make ends meet, Pauls mother returned to school to study interior design. His siblings were off at college. Ryan remembers this difficult time bringing him and his mother closer.

Within months, Pauls maternal grandmother moved into the house. She suffered from Alzheimers, and it often fell on young Paul to care for her, including brushing and braiding her hair. Ryan credits his fathers death and the care of his grandmother as giving him first-hand experience as to how social service programs work.

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Pure fucking evil.
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 04:14 PM
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1. You can bet these slimeballs
will have a taxpayer funded alternate to the medicare they deny others.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 04:15 PM
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2. A fellow from my high school benefitted from welfare as a kid
and now that he's a evangelical preacher with a doctoral degree, he swears that it's evil and rails about the "feminization of poverty". What a shithead.
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atreides1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 04:15 PM
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3. Yes, he is
And it seems that he truly resented having to take care of his grandmother...why else would he put forward a program that would put the health of other grandparents in the hands of profiteers...
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TheKentuckian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 04:16 PM
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4. So did our very own Cutter in Chief, Kent Conrad.
The pull up the ladder brigade should be stoned and I don't mean 420 style (though it would help).
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thereismore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 04:18 PM
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5. He pulled himself up by the bootstraps. Boots provided by socialist SS. nt
Edited on Wed Apr-20-11 04:18 PM by thereismore
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AlinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 04:39 PM
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6. What a slimy pig.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 04:41 PM
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7. He's the embodiment of "FUIGM"
"Fuck You, I Got Mine"
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Fuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 04:45 PM
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8. "I've been on food stamps and welfare. Anybody help me out? No. No."
Craig T. Nelson on Glen Beck May 29, 2009
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white_wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 04:47 PM
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9. No. He didn't really say that. Did he?
No one could be that stupid. It isn't possible.
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Fuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 04:49 PM
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10. Link right from the crapfest:
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customerserviceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 04:56 PM
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11. Well, I have to say, I find fault with this analysis two ways
First, Paul himself would not have collected the benefits, they would have been applied for by an adult who was in charge of his care. The fact that his mother allowed it to be put away for college shows that at least he was raised by a prudent individual, no matter how that turned out.

Second, while I know Ryan has suggested sweeping changes to Medicare, I don't recall that he's proposed anything regarding Social Security. I expect someone here will correct me if I've missed something.
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cleanhippie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 06:07 PM
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14. I think it speaks more to his and Republicans mindeset that the programs in the
"Social Safety Net" are a waste and only help "freeloaders". It speaks mostly to his hypocrisy.
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customerserviceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 06:19 PM
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15. Again, what hypocrisy?
The Social Security would have been provided to his mother when she applied for survivor's benefits, and quite naturally, she would have listed any children she had under eighteen, and by law, they would have been provided for, too.

Are you and I to be judged by everything our parents ever did, even if they nominally did it on our behalf?
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cleanhippie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 06:53 PM
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17. I see the hypocrisy as he/his family recieved SS benefits, and it helped him get to college
and provide for his family, but now, he wants to take away those same benefits and programs from others.

Maybe you just don't see it the same as me, no worries.
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Juche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 04:58 PM
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12. As long as I get mine, everyone else can go fuck themselves
The tea party mantra in one sentence. Why is that surprising that Ryan is no different?
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Terra Alta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 04:59 PM
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13. He's a hypocrite.
He benefited from them, but he doesn't want anyone else to benefit from them? Apparently caring for his grandmother made him hate senior citizens, which explains his attacks on Medicare. What an evil, evil man.
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MiniMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 06:21 PM
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16. That doesn't make him evil, it makes him a hypocrite
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Change Happens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 07:17 PM
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18. Communist Mother Fucker!!!
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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 07:20 PM
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19. hey, he got his, the rest of you just need to shut the fuck up
.

if i have to tell you this is sarcasm, you're probably not someone i want to communicate with.
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