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Britain had Robin Hood, America has Ryan Hood

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Britain had Robin Hood, America has Ryan Hood

Post by Shirina on Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:03 pm

Ah yes, the classic story of Robin Hood, the merry bandit who robbed from the rich and gave to the poor.

Alas, America is re-writing the story with Romney's vice-president pick, Paul Ryan. Only in this version of the story, Ryan Hood wants to rob from the poor, disabled, and elderly and give to the Sheriff of Nottingham - known in the USA as the top 1%.

It's no wonder that Romney waited until the 11th hour to announce his pick for a running mate. It gives Americans precious few months to truly digest the implications of Ryan's budget plan, one I'm sure Romney will try to implement - and WILL implement if the Republicans seize both houses of Congress in the coming elections. Will Americans wise up to what is happening? Probably not ... and this only strengthens my resolve to get the hell off this sinking ship because the rats aren't fleeing it. No, the rats are at the bloody helm!

This is Ryan's budget plan. Note the bold text:

What is the Ryan budget?

It substantially restructures Medicare; cuts Medicaid, food stamps, and transportation infrastructure; and it reduces the top tax rate from 35% to 25%. Regarding Medicare, the 2011 version of the Ryan budget would transform it from a government-run program to one where future seniors receive a voucher or premium support to purchase health insurance from private insurers. The Congressional Budget Office said the plan would force most seniors to pay more for their health care  than under the current Medicare system. The latest version, however, would give future seniors the choice of purchasing private insurance or through Medicare's traditional fee-for-service model, and it received the backing of at least one Democrat, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR).

62% of the spending cuts in the Ryan budget would come from low-income programs, while 37% of its tax benefits would go to those making more than $1 million per year.(LINK)

I mean seriously ... how can the American people continue to swallow this garbage? How much MORE must we sacrifice for the benefit of the rich? Perhaps one day, we will relive the times of old when disgusted citizens poured molten silver down the throats of the taxman ... only this time, it will be down the throats of the rich. If a budget plan like this goes into effect, well ... I do believe THIS is cause for a revolution
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Post by oftenwrong on Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:36 pm

The choice of running-mate is entirely Romney's to make, and bookmakers offer 4 to 1 against Paul Ryan as Veep because his financial experience as House Budget chairman might actually restrict Mitt Romney's known preference for radical fiscal action.
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Post by Shirina on Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:27 pm

Paul Ryan has already been chosen as Romney's running mate.

Updated at 10:45 am ET Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney introduced his choice as running mate, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, 42, Saturday morning at a campaign event in Norfolk, Va.
Romney portrayed Ryan as “an intellectual leader of the Republican Party” and a man who “understands the fiscal catastrophe that awaits us if we don’t change course.”
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Post by oftenwrong on Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:34 pm

Lots for Democrats to aim at then.
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Post by astradt1 on Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:18 am

Mitt's pick for VP seems a very nice person. He is certainly willing to listen to the concerns of the older person in the USA....

He has made comments about the British NHS system which show he has the health and welfare of the US population, of course it's the 1% who really count that he is concerned about.........

Here's how he answers the questions put to him by senior citizens..........


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