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(Salon)   In addition to receiving Social Security as a teenager and living off government paychecks his entire adult life, Paul Ryan's family fortune came from taxpayer as well   (salon.com) divider line 99
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2012-08-14 12:00:37 PM  
He got his. Screw everyone else.
 
2012-08-14 12:15:49 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: He got his. Screw everyone else.


This is basically the GOP platform, right?
 
2012-08-14 12:23:18 PM  
That last paragraph really nails it. He's such a snake.
 
2012-08-14 12:28:12 PM  
Yet again I'm torn between deciding if the Republican campaign for President is an elaborate attempt at performance art, or a sophisticated psychology experiment to determine the exact limits of cognitive dissonance.
 
2012-08-14 12:34:29 PM  

Irving Maimway: Marcus Aurelius: He got his. Screw everyone else.

This is basically the GOP platform, right?


In a nutshell, yes.
 
2012-08-14 12:39:08 PM  
I don't suppose a friendly admin could tack an "s" on the end of "taxpayer", could they?

/subby
 
2012-08-14 12:40:09 PM  
His mom is on Medicad and he and his dad milk the public all the while railing against Govt spending that supports his family and lifestyle.

It is possible this guy hate himself in some way because he's not being honest with himself about who he really his.

If you know what I mean ....
i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-14 12:42:36 PM  
Hi! I'm a Republican and I'm running for a government job. If elected, I promise to shrink the size of government, you know, the thing I am running for. Please bear in mind I have no intention of shrinking it to where I am out of a job, nor will I have any negative effect on my health care coverage, my pension or my lifelong guaranteed salary. Can I rely on your vote?
 
2012-08-14 12:58:19 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-14 01:15:04 PM  
Look, would you rather vote for Obama or for the guy that knows from personal experience that sucking at the government teat is no way to go through life?
 
2012-08-14 01:36:19 PM  
Another day, another GOP hypocrite.
 
2012-08-14 02:00:51 PM  
Why can't you just let him enjoy the fair?
 
2012-08-14 02:38:06 PM  
"Your fortune -- You didn't build that."

/man, I could use this just about EVERYWHERE
 
2012-08-14 02:52:48 PM  
www.radiofence.com

I got where I was without any help from anyone.
 
2012-08-14 03:04:39 PM  
Hmmm. Jet black hair, more powerful than a speeding Palin, can heap tall derp in a single herp,

Has anyone ever seen Paul Ryan and Superdickery in the same place?
 
2012-08-14 03:05:09 PM  

impaler: Yet again I'm torn between deciding if the Republican campaign for President is an elaborate attempt at performance art, or a sophisticated psychology experiment to determine the exact limits of cognitive dissonance.


...I was going to respond with a third option, but nope. I got nothing. It's one of those two.
 
2012-08-14 03:11:08 PM  
It's "I Got Mine, Now Screw You!" economics. This kind of hard-heartedness may appeal to the extreme fringe base of Republican voters, but it is as repulsive to mainstream voters as it is corrosive to the American dream. The Romney-Ryan budget focuses 62 percent of its cuts on programs that help the poor - in order to pay for more tax breaks for the already-rich and, incidentally, raise the deficit.

"Of course we believe in government," Ryan said to the New Yorker's Ryan Lizza. "We think government should do what it does really well, but that it has limits, and obviously within those limits are things like infrastructure, interstate highways, and airports." In other words, the government spending that helped Ryan's family get ahead falls within the proper role of government. The government spending that helps other families get ahead ...? Fortunately, Ryan Inc. also builds landfills, so we'll have somewhere to bury all that wasteful spending on the poor and middle class.


That seems about right. Same with Romney. Must be the GOP platform.
 
2012-08-14 03:23:21 PM  

Nadie_AZ: That seems about right. Same with Romney. Must be the GOP platform.


It's the virtue of selfishness.
 
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2012-08-14 03:26:05 PM  
So basically, he was born on third base and thinks he hit a home run? Good match for Romney.

Basically aristocrats without the title.
 
2012-08-14 03:27:34 PM  
To be fair, his idol was exactly as hypocritical.

i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-14 03:45:09 PM  
blogs.villagevoice.com

I got to where I was without any help from anyone.
 
2012-08-14 03:47:08 PM  
musichurricane.com

I got where I am without any help from anyone.
 
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2012-08-14 03:54:17 PM  

DamnYankees: Nadie_AZ: That seems about right. Same with Romney. Must be the GOP platform.

It's the virtue of selfishness.


No, it's more than that. Did either Romney or Ryan ever earn anything? I mean they make money, but did either of them ever produce and good or service of value?

Romney, from what I can tell specializes in exploiting the economic system, kind of the way that welfare queens are supposed to exploit the public assistance system. Tax and legal loopholes. Maybe he did something more than that as a management consultant.

Ryan has been in politics all his life, so I guess it basically depends on how well you think he served the interests of his constituents as a government worker.
 
2012-08-14 04:03:29 PM  
His welfare is the only moral welfare.
 
2012-08-14 04:04:25 PM  
How many refrigerators does this guy have?
 
2012-08-14 04:06:48 PM  
Romney's run is turning into comedy gold. I wish someone would make a movie about it.
 
2012-08-14 04:07:57 PM  
Nothing worse than "Got mine" entitlement trough eaters.
 
2012-08-14 04:07:57 PM  
This would sink the campaign normally, but I don't think Republicans give a shiat at this point. After all, they see the president as a rubber stamp for neoconservative policy, right?
 
2012-08-14 04:08:10 PM  

impaler: Yet again I'm torn between deciding if the Republican campaign for President is an elaborate attempt at performance art, or a sophisticated psychology experiment to determine the exact limits of cognitive dissonance.


My theory is it's a quick cash grab.

We'll know for certain if the books start coming out around March/April
 
2012-08-14 04:09:20 PM  

nyseattitude: Romney's run is turning into comedy gold. I wish someone would make a movie about it.


Someone call Zack Galifinakas quick!
 
2012-08-14 04:09:34 PM  
exploitation is awesome; both parties are an enabler to this concept.
 
2012-08-14 04:10:46 PM  
To be fair, while Ryan was born on third base he doesn't sound like he's entirely convinced he hit a triple.
 
2012-08-14 04:10:52 PM  
Is this for real?

Tell me this is a joke.

lol @ Republicans.
 
2012-08-14 04:11:15 PM  
Sounds like my father in law. He claims that anyone who gets 60% of their income or more from the government should lose their right to vote, because they have a conflict of interest in deciding the size of government. The man worked in construction his entire life working on almost entirely government funded projects. Oh, and aside from that, he went to college on the GI Bill. Oh, and his father was a policeman and his mother was a public school teacher.

The dissonance .. it's strong in this one.
 
2012-08-14 04:12:21 PM  

nyseattitude: Romney's run is turning into comedy gold. I wish someone would make a movie about it.


comedy or not, sadly, i think he's in this thing. Not sure who the joke is on.
 
2012-08-14 04:12:23 PM  

Jim_Callahan: To be fair, while Ryan was born on third base he doesn't sound like he's entirely convinced he hit a triple.


He's fairly sure that it was an inside the park home run .=
 
2012-08-14 04:13:48 PM  

soakitincider: exploitation is awesome; both parties are an enabler to this concept.


Both sides are bad, you say?
 
2012-08-14 04:14:34 PM  

Irving Maimway: Marcus Aurelius: He got his. Screw everyone else.

This is basically the GOP platform, right?


What do you mean "basically"?
 
2012-08-14 04:15:52 PM  

TrainingWheelsNeeded: nyseattitude: Romney's run is turning into comedy gold. I wish someone would make a movie about it.

comedy or not, sadly, i think he's in this thing. Not sure who the joke is on.


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2012-08-14 04:16:39 PM  

soakitincider: exploitation is awesome; both parties are an enabler to this concept.


Both parties you say? Are equally as bad?

What a unique and refreshing concept, do you have any more information on this truly surprising revelation.
 
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2012-08-14 04:20:09 PM  

NateGrey: soakitincider: exploitation is awesome; both parties are an enabler to this concept.

Both parties you say? Are equally as bad?

What a unique and refreshing concept, do you have any more information on this truly surprising revelation.


...and perhaps which party we should therefore vote for?
 
2012-08-14 04:20:15 PM  
Farking Salon. TELL ME WHICH DOMAIN HOLDS THE SECRETS OF ARTICLES LONGER THAN 3 PARAGRAPHS, DAMMIT!

// I use NoScript, and it's a real pain in the ass to hunt down the correct domain to unblock
// it's like the war between TV advertisers and people who don't want to watch commercials
 
2012-08-14 04:22:02 PM  

Jackson Herring: To be fair, his idol was exactly as hypocritical.


Is that really Ayn Rand in the White House with Nixon, Ford and Kissenger?

I bet she was hoping for some Realpolitik almost rape.
 
2012-08-14 04:27:03 PM  
I've heard that during the Spanish inquisition, one of the most anti-Semitic inquisitors was himself descended from baptized Jews, illustrating that you never hate anything more than what you hate about yourself. You can see it all over the modern right wing: the most viciously anti-gay preachers always turn out to be huge closet cases, for instance. And the most anti-government, anti-tax people in the right wing always seem to be people who benefit tremendously from the government. Paul Ryan is a perfect example. People hate what they're most ashamed of in themselves.
 
2012-08-14 04:27:35 PM  

Irving Maimway: Marcus Aurelius: He got his. Screw everyone else.

This is basically the GOP platform, right?


And it's why the GOP hasn't lost Florida in spite of Ryan's plans for Medicare.
"Get your hands off my Medicare! Don't you dare change it!"
GOP: "The changes only effect people under 55"
"Fark the grandkids. They never visit anyway. GOP all the way!"
 
2012-08-14 04:30:49 PM  

NeoCortex42: Irving Maimway: Marcus Aurelius: He got his. Screw everyone else.

This is basically the GOP platform, right?

And it's why the GOP hasn't lost Florida in spite of Ryan's plans for Medicare.
"Get your hands off my Medicare! Don't you dare change it!"
GOP: "The changes only effect people under 55"
"Fark the grandkids. They never visit anyway. GOP all the way!"


Most old people - even when they know the changes won't affect them - are against the Ryan plan.

// 51-66% depending on the poll IIRC
 
2012-08-14 04:31:17 PM  
I didn't bother reading the article, but was it about his wife earning their millions as a lobbyist?
 
2012-08-14 04:32:00 PM  

Nadie_AZ:

"Of course we believe in government," Ryan said to the New Yorker's Ryan Lizza. "We think government should do what it does really well, but that it has limits, and obviously within those limits are things like infrastructure, interstate highways, and airports." In other words, the government spending that helped Ryan's family get ahead falls within the proper role of government. The government spending that helps other families get ahead ...? Fortunately, Ryan Inc. also builds landfills, so we'll have somewhere to bury all that wasteful spending on the poor and middle class.

That seems about right. Same with Romney. Must be the GOP platform.


Everyone should read Lizza's article.


"Through 2007, Ryan regularly requested government money for special projects back home. Earmarks grew out of control during the Bush years, but most of what Ryan asked for, and got, was defensible: four hundred thousand dollars for a water-treatment plant; three hundred thousand for a technical college where G.M. workers could be retrained; seven hundred and thirty-five thousand for Janesville's bus system; and $3.3 million for highway projects throughout Wisconsin."

Sounds super-Randian, does it not? Now, however, there's a Communist "Presidebt" in charge and earmarks are suddenly bad and government spending is evil and his district kinda wishes it had more largesse flowing its way...
 
2012-08-14 04:36:24 PM  

Lorelle: Another day, another GOP hypocrite.



man, you know your a Pathological lying Republican party when you don't even have to hide your bullsh*t propaganda anymore.

the republicans have gotten so good at lying and distorting information that they don't need to lie anymore because they know there are plenty of TV dumbed down americans who will vote for their pathetic asses.
 
2012-08-14 04:36:34 PM  
But it turns out (again back to the Lizza article) that those earmarks weren't really necessary, thanks to Fartbama's socialistic "porkulus" law that he rammed down our throats:

"We passed a warehouse-like building under construction where several men in hard hats were at work. Beckord explained that it would soon house the Janesville Innovation Center, providing entrepreneurs with commercial space in which to launch their ideas. The money came from a $1.2-million government grant through the Economic Development Administration, one of Obama's major stimulus programs."

But wait, there's more. Who is the #1 "job creator" in Ryan's district? Sounds like Barack Obama must be close to the top:

The government offered twenty-five-million-dollar matching grants to companies that could devise a way to produce the material domestically, without using enriched uranium. "Two of the four companies that won that competition, incredibly, are going to build plants in our county, and one of them is going to be in Janesville," Beckord said. In May, the federal government announced that it would contribute more than ten million dollars to the new facility, which could employ some hundred and fifty people.
 
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