Here’s a fact that you can take to the bank: Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is one of the biggest douches on the face of the planet.
Ryan proved what a greedy, manipulative shit gibbon he is during an interview he gave to Fox Business. In it, Ryan told host Maria Bartiromo that while he was disappointed the GOP-controlled Congress had been unable to pass their draconian healthcare legislation which would have ripped affordable health insurance away from tens of millions of Americans, he’s still optimistic that massive tax cuts for the rich can be enacted in this session:
“Getting consensus from the White House, the House and the Senate makes it much more of a viable enterprise. I feel much more confident that we’re going to stick the landing on tax reform because we have now said, ‘We have consensus, here’s the framework, let’s go get it done.’”
The devil, as the old saying goes, is in the details, and the details of what the Republicans want is the same as it’s always been: Give millionaires and billionaires gigantic tax cuts and everyone will benefit. Here’s the problem: That has never ever worked in the history of the United States. The rich don’t create more jobs or spend their tax breaks, they just reinvest them in things that help make them richer while the rest of us have to foot the bill for their lavish lifestyles.
Ryan is well aware that tax cuts for the rich are not popular with the vast majority of the American electorate, so he’s using a nifty new economic “theory” that’s been dubbed “dynamic scoring” so he can falsely claim that tax cuts for the ultrarich will be great for all of us:
“What that means is that we can have a big tax cut, but also make sure we are in compliance with our deficit targets. I don’t think we can get to 3 percent growth without tax reform. I really believe the secret to getting to 3 percent growth — clearly a goal we can achieve in this country — regulatory relief, working on labor supply, welfare to work. But tax reform, you can’t get to 3 percent growth in my opinion without tax reform. That’s why this is so important. That’s why we all agree.”
Translation: All Republicans agree to tell the same damn lie as a way of justifying their greed.
Does Ryan have any proof to back up his assertions? Nope, and he doesn’t think he needs any, because he’s counting on us buying his bullshit the same way we did under Reagan and then again under Dubya.
Isn’t it time we learned a painful lesson from history and told–no, demanded!–that Ryan and his dickhead buddies not pass any tax cuts until they guarantee that every American has a job, a place to live, food on the table, and health insurance?
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