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Ryan’s Hope: More Tax Cuts For The Insanely Wealthy.

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Wisconsin is the home of the Super Bowl champions, the Green Bay Packers. Their fan base, which is anyone who is a football fan in Wisconsin, are affectionately nicknamed cheese heads, for the foam rubber cheese hats that they wear while watching the Packers play. In 2011, Wisconsin has become the home of another cheesy nickname: The cheese dick.

How does a Wisconsinite become a cheese dick? It’s simple: become a Republican politician. Governor Scott Walker has earned himself a lifetime pass to the cheese dick club. Walker now has company in this exclusive club; his name is Paul Ryan.

Congressman Ryan is chairman of the house budget and finance committee. On Tuesday, Ryan submitted a federal budget proposal that would cut close to $6 trillion dollars over the next 10 years, which is good; over the last ten years, the national debt has climbed immensely, while our economy has spiraled further down the toilet. There’s a problem though; over 2 thirds of Ryan’s proposed cuts affect programs that benefit the poor, the disabled and the elderly, while giving massive tax cuts to the massively wealthy. If this plan goes into effect next year, it will create the biggest gap between social classes in this country’s history.

Among those programs that Ryan is going after are Medicaid and Medicare. Ryan proposes that Medicaid should go on a voucher system, essentially putting the financial responsibility on the states to foot medical bills for those who can’t afford healthcare. The cost of the vouchers will not only hit financially strapped states even harder, the vouchers won’t even come close to covering the rising medical costs of the poor and disabled who may need it.

Ryan is also attacking Medicare for the elderly; under his proposal, Medicare would come under the control of private insurance that the elderly would have to purchase. Of course this is extremely problematic, as most of the elderly are on fixed incomes and can’t afford much of anything, let alone paying for their own health care.

The bill does benefit some though; under Ryan’s proposal, the Bush tax cuts would be made permanent, and estate taxes for the extremely wealthy would be eliminated all together. That’s great news for anyone with an income over a million dollars a year; they would be entitled to additional tax cuts to the tune of at least $125.000 a year.

Ryan’s “Path to Prosperity” would be more aptly named “The Road to Ruin.” This plan is just another attack by the Republican base in their war on the impoverished. Our political leaders have learned nothing from world history. As empires demand more from those who do not have, only to turn around to give to those that do, class war becomes inevitable and empires crumble. Just ask the classical Roman and Persian emperors, or the French kings of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Republicans are so afraid of socialism that they are blind to this fact: Their policies of taking from the majority of the people, which are poor and middle class, and in turn giving to the minority which are the insanely wealthy, is indeed, socialism. Let’s just call it elitist socialism and leave it at that, shall we? Cheese dicks indeed.

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  1. April 7, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    It’s breathtaking, isn’t it? I just wrote about the poor expect Republicans to rake them over the coals. Now, Ryan proposes throwing senior citizens to the health insurance sharks.

    Shame.

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  2. April 7, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    I’m telling you; the path to destruction of a nation starts with civil unrest and class wars. We’re firmly on that path and the Republican party is the official trail blazer.

    And I don’t care how much they rail against socialism, they’re the true socialists, except they’re trying to redistribute from the bottom to the top!

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    • April 7, 2011 at 8:37 pm

      That’s one way to get the serf class they dream about.

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  3. April 8, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Left, Right.
    Republican, Democrat.
    Let’s get the Sheeple fighting about Guns, God, and Gays. It works every time to split ’em down the middle as they continue doing what they damn well please.
    Do you really think they are different?
    Do you really think those that actually run the show cares who wins?
    They both are taking us to the same place, just at a different angle. Get the masses to “Pick a Team” and they will bicker among themself’s while the elite continue on. The 2 party system needs to go away.
    Stop voting for your damn “Political Party,” They both just plain suck.
    later

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    • April 8, 2011 at 11:04 am

      Hi Tom, you make some very good points. It has long been my contention that both parties are two trains heading for the same wall. While I do vote Democrat, I’m not happy with them either. I vote Democrat because much of their societal beliefs are at least in the same ball park as mine.

      I have often thought that both parties are in cahoots with each other. Let’s take the Obama campaign for example; a lot of his campaign contributions came from the same oil, coal, and nuclear power companies that contribute to the Republican party.

      It’s my contention that the biggest welfare recipient in this country is government. We pay billions collectively in taxes and get very little in return, unless of course, we are grotesquely wealthy.

      But what do I know? I’m an Anarchist 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. April 8, 2011 at 11:33 am

    yea…Obama’s a real Peach. (Bush lite)
    Here’s a good halftime report.
    http://tomhuff.wordpress.com/2011/01/12/obamas-halftime-report/
    http://tomhuff.wordpress.com/2011/03/23/todays-foreign-policy-debate-is-going-where-ron-paul-already-was/

    You can determine my political stance if you look in my blog’s Politics section.
    Voted the Constitution party myself.
    Not trying to plug my blog here, please delete or edit out my links in this post if you would like, but do at least watch the above video’s from my blog.
    Go Ron Paul

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    • April 8, 2011 at 11:40 am

      Thanks for the links. I’ll have to check them out later when I’m near a computer that actually has a speaker, LOL. My computer at work doesn’t have one. I have to admit I’m not overly familiar with Ron Paul. My personal choice would be Kucinich. I know he’s a Democrat, but he’s as far left as a Democrat can be, and a lot of his beliefs are supported by common sense.

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  5. April 8, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Kucinich is cool with me. I don’t see him as left or right, he just believes in the Constitution and behaves accordingly. Kinda of a Ron Paul Lite. lol 🙂

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    • April 8, 2011 at 1:23 pm

      I need to do some research on Ron Paul; although I am aware of his political ambitions, I haven’t heard enough about him to know what he’s about.

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