While Representative Paul Ryan has been anointed the Republican Budget Whiz... because... just because... he's also still one of the young up and comers in the Party, even with that Big Loser Donut hung around his neck from the 2012 Presidential election.
If Ryan had managed to weasel his way into the White House the Romney/Ryan Plan would have raised taxes on millions of Americans and transferred the burden of supporting the government onto the backs of the middle class and poor. From the Tax Policy Center Urban Institute and Brookings Institution August 1, 2012 Report
However, on average, after-tax income for taxpayers earning less than $200,000 would need to decrease by 1.2 percent, an effective tax increase of $500 per household.
95% of Americans, everyone who earned $200,000 or less, would have seen their taxes go up 1.2% under the Romney/Ryan Plan, but those Americans earning $1,000,000 or more (like R-Money himself) would have enjoyed an average tax break of $87,117.
But, what about the Top 0.1%? Ah! Those "earning" more than $3,000,000 in income would have seen $725,000 transferred to them from the increased tax dollars taken from the poor.
Thankfully, America was spared the a Romney/Ryan Presidency which would have accelerated the Plutocracy's Goals of eliminating the Middle Class and shackling the working class with the chains of Wage Slavery and Corporate Bondage.
But, election defeats does not mean Republicans give up the goals of their Moneyed Masters or the conservative principles of Oppression, Intolerance and Adulation of the Rich.
During CPAC 2014, that right-wing parade of mean-spirited charlatans, wild-eyed lunatics, and shifty grifters Paul Ryan let the audience know his party would be the Party of Ideas. But, turns out Paul Ryan, like all Republicans, is an intellectual property thief and the Chief Republican Idea appears to be thievery. Excerpts from Ryan's Speech;"Take Obamacare", the estate of Henny Youngman the King of the One-Liners called for his check, please.
"What they're offering people is a full stomach and an empty soul."
This line was stolen from the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode Chain of Command II, a very famous episode because of the prescient way it anticipated the Bush/Cheney Regime ideas and use of Torture.
In the scene, Captain Jean-Luc Picard is being held as a terrorist by the Cardassians who have been torturing him for military intelligence but, also for sadistic pleasure. Picard has been broken physically, but is still fighting his chief antagonist Gul Madred, the two debate on whether Militarization was good or bad for the Cardassian people,
Gul Madred: What do you know of Cardassian history?
Picard:I know you were a peaceful people that you had a rich spiritual life ---
Madred: And what did peace and spirituality get us? People starved by the millions. Bodies went unburied, disease was rampant. The suffering unimaginable...
Picard: Since the military took over hundreds of thousands more have died ---
Madred: BUT, we are feeding the people. We acquired territory during the wars. we developed new resources... we initiated a rebuilding program... we have mandated agricultural programs. That is what the military has done for Cardassia. Because of that my daughter will never have to worry about going hungry.
Picard: Her belly may be full, but her spirit will be empty.But, the biggest theft happened to be Ryan's anecdotal story of Brown Bag Lunch Boy.
"This reminds me of I story I heard from Eloise Anderson. She once met a young boy from a very poor family, and every day at school, he would get a free lunch from a government program. He told Eloise he didn’t want a free lunch. He wanted his own lunch, one in a brown-paper bag just like the other kids. He wanted one, he said, because he knew a kid with a brown-paper bag had someone who cared for him. This is what the left does not understand."
Well, it turns out this "story" was stolen from Laurie Schroff's book An Invisible Thread, and apparently originated from a television interview with Maurice Mazcyk, a young homeless boy featured in book.
Meanwhile, while Ryan is pushing the Republican Goal of eliminating assistance for hungry children it's fine for Ryan to be swilling $700 worth of free Pinot Noir while on a romantic dinner date with Hedge Fund Manager Clifford S. Asness because Ryan is one of the elected.
So, we understand you and the Republican Party, Paul Ryan. You want the working class to work themselves to death. You hate when the Government does anything to aid the poor, the oppressed, the downtrodden. How stupid of Obamacare to offer Americans the chance to stay at home and raise their children or taking time from work to care for a loved one or elderly parent instead of working themselves to exhaustion for bare bones medical care.
So, we understand you Paul Ryan. The Republicans have nothing to offer 99% of Americans. Their ideas and goals are to further enrich the 1%, cement income inequality, and shackle the working class with the chains of unbreakable Corporate Bondage.