Saturday, July 9, 2016

The Myth of Paul Ryan

Katrina vanden Heuvel exposes Ryan's career as a big con.

When he was nominated for vice president in 2012, I wrote that Ryan’s vision for the country isn’t courageous — it’s cruel. While that remains true four years later, it’s not only Ryan’s policy goals that need to be exposed for what they are. It’s also long past time for the political world to recognize that Ryan’s whole career, like Trump’s, is one big con.

For example, the Washington Post editors trashed Ryan's health care alternative to ACA as a "flimsy" plan.

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) seemed to promise better when he announced that he would roll out an ambitious policy agenda this summer. Instead, last week he released an Obamacare alternative that is less detailed in a variety of crucial ways than previous conservative health reform proposals. The outlines that the speaker did provide suggest that it would be hard on the poor, old and sick.

Con artists get away with their schemes because they target vulnerable people. That description fits the cruel consequences of any of Ryan 's schemes for those most in need and thus most vulnerable.

For more on the the flimsiness of Ryan's intellect, see my earlier post.

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