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.