Tuesday, April 5, 2011
There's not a chance Paul Ryan's 2012 budget gets close to becoming law, unless the GOP pulls off some political wizardry complemented with a heavy dose of lies to trick the American public into supporting it. That would be entirely possible seeing as the Democrats have some of the worst messaging known to man. In poll after poll, cutting Medicare is shown to be the least popular way to reduce the deficit, while increasing taxes on the rich is the most popular. Ryan completely flips these priorities. I realize that the debt is a significant problem and that Medicare and Medicaid need to be reformed to rein it in, but these further tax cuts for the rich are egregious. They will make it take much longer to actually reduce the debt. Does Ryan think we need a more unequal society than we already have? Or does he think that these cuts are going to keep on trickling down like they did so well with the Bush tax cuts?
Also, don't you just love that shit-eating grin he's got here. It's like, "Hey, I'm a nice guy from the midwest." But in reality he's saying, "I'm going to take healthcare away from the poor and elderly and give the savings to rich people."