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Video: Paul Ryan Explains the Republican View that 60% of Americans are “Takers”

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These are not isolated incidences, what Paul Ryan’s expressing here is absolutely central to today’s far-right-wing Republican Party’s philosophy. Namely, that this is a nation of “takers” (about 60%) and “makers” (about 40%). Of course, even that 40% of “makers” might not pay federal income tax, so in Romney’s view, the total percentage of “makers” is probably much lower. The point is, these people are Ayn Randian ideologues to the core, and basically THE LAST people we’d want to have power in Washington, DC. Do. Not. Elect. Them.



  • This is nuts; to turn the U.S. into a “tax shelter” would mean slashing tax rates for the wealthy so much that they’d put their money here, not in the Cayman Islands or some other “tax shelter.” What that would mean for the budget deficit, the middle class, investment in American infrastructure/education/etc. would be disastrous. Yet that is EXACTLY what Paul Ryan’s economic philosophy is; the guy’s never moved beyond “Atlas Shrugged,” which is frightening (and disturbing) in and of itself…