Sunday, August 12, 2012

Romney's Disaster

Mitt Romney has chosen his running mate. He was trolling for a running mate & now he has selected a Troll! Paul Ryan- a silver spoon-fed white rich guy who talks the talk, but fails to walk the walk.

Romney flubs the intro of Ryan

Ryan is of the ilk to cut medicare, in order to deal w the deficit... because after all, the rich have theirs, and those with less, who have paid into the system all their working lives, are not entitled to
the benefits they already prepaid. They want to work "budget magic" on the backs of the non wealthy. Even then, budget magic is really voodoo when you consider the following facts from MSNBC:

  • In addition to Medicare, Ryan was one of the driving forces to partially privatize Social Security after George W. Bush’s rigged Diebold election tampering victory in the 2004 presidential election.
  • There are also holes in Ryan’s budget-hawk armor: He voted for some of the biggest drivers of the deficit/debt -- the Bush tax cuts, the Iraq war, and the Medicare prescription-drug benefit, all of which weren’t paid for. Moreover, Ryan voted against the bipartisan Simpson-Bowles recommendations.
  • Has never held statewide office and has no foreign-policy experience. Both could be  ARE liabilities.
Hopefully the lackluster, even negative choice may serve to enhance Romney's election run demise. 

The idea that Ryan as VP could potentially become President of the US by default, should be enough to inspire us to vote against this dreadful duo. 

In the end whatever lipstick they put on these pigs, I hope people have the sense to reject him for at least their own self preservation... because tampering with Medicare & Social Security, while giving the OK to war spending & tax cuts for the rich*-- are not OK. 

* One could argue that Obama preserved the Tax Cuts for the rich for 4 years as well, but he did fight to keep tax cuts for the Middle Class, and not in favor of huge changes to Medicare & or Social Security. 
Indeed, I will have to hold my nose this election, but as I was schooled many years ago, at least vote against those who would do more harm. 


Christopher said...

Rep. Paul Ryan has an appalling voting record. Consider:

☛ Ryan received an “A” rating from the NRA.
☛ Ryan voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman.
☛ Ryan voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC
☛ Ryan voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes.
☛ Ryan voted NO on protecting free-roaming horses and burros.
☛ Ryan voted NO on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees.
☛ Ryan voted YES on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1 day.
☛ Ryan voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Trust Fund.


Anonymous said...

Appalling indeed. Ryan took advantage of SS money to attend college when his Dad died, but would deny college funding for others.

Ryan is in the "I've got mine" mindset.

~ Fran