(ed: and of course here in new zealand the same question can be asked of both the tories/national party and the labour party..
between them they have created the gross poverty/inequality we now have in new zealand..
clearly – they just don’t/didn’t fucken care..)
Paul Ryan has dreamed of slashing Medicaid since his keg-party days — and that blithe hostility is widespread.
Republican Paul Ryan, like most other members of the U.S. Congress, is a millionaire.Christa Patton is 68 years old.She is frail and no longer able to leave her home.She lives on a fixed income.Patton told Van Jones on a recent episode of his CNN show ‘The Messy Truth’ that she would not be able to eat without the Meals on Wheels program.
Paul Ryan is the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.
By his own account in college he used to hang out with his friends and drink beer while sharing his dreams of cutting Medicaid.
When Ryan was 15 years old, his father died from a heart attack affected by alcoholism.
Ryan and his family then received his father’s Social Security survivor’s benefits.
Ryan used that money to attend college.
This was not the only money that Paul Ryan received from the federal government.
Like his idol Ayn Rand (who argued against the very idea of government and the commons yet received Social Security and Medicare) – Paul Ryan has combined meanness – cruelty and callousness toward the weak and the vulnerable with gross and unapologetic hypocrisy.
(ed: and of course those tory/national and labour mp’s all received the benefits/help in getting housing/education that they then ripped away from those who followed them..
hypocritical/uncaring-bastards..!..all of them..!..)