Some media wonks are complaining that GOP Vice-Presidential candidate Paul Ryan may have played fast and loose with the facts in his speech to the Republican National Convention Thursday. But the Romney/Ryan campaign refuses to be intimidated, because as Mitt Romney pollster Neil Newsome said: “We’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers”.
Ex-New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani also spoke-up for Ryan, saying “Well, look, when people give speeches, not every fact is always absolutely accurate”. But that inaccuracy doesn’t change the fact that they are still facts.
Mitt Romney has put an end to all the speculation and announced his pick for a vice-presidential running mate: Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan. Ryan is no stranger to those who follow the workings of government: he famously quotes Ayn Rand, calls military leaders liars, and has dissed Mitt Romney’s health care reforms in Massachusetts for years now. He’s also the Master of Republican Budgets, famously creating a fiscal plan that would have put millions out of work, raised taxes on everyone except the wealthy, and led to the deaths of untold numbers of poor people who are dependent on the government for health care. Fortunately the plan failed to pass through the House and Senate the way a radioactive plutonium brick would fail to pass through the human colon.
Here is a short list of the many things about Paul Ryan that should make you afraid – very afraid – should this man be put within a heartbeat of the presidency. And with all that inbreeding among Mormons there’s no telling when one of Romney’s major organs will fail….
(One item not on that list: he used to drive the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile!)
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) says American citizens’ rights come from “nature and God”. Speaking during an interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC, Ryan argued that the Affordable Care Act of 2010, recently upheld by the Supreme Court, should be repealed because “We disagree with the notion that our rights come from government, that the government can now grant us and define our rights. Those are ours, they come from nature and God, according to the Declaration of Independence.”
There are a couple of things wrong here.
Our rights as citizens come from neither God, nature, the Declaration of Independence, or the government: they come from the citizens themselves. They are a contractual guarantee specified by the Constitution, and specifically that portion of it called the Bill of Rights. This civic contract was entered into by the original 13 states voting in representative conventions. These rights are interpreted for us by the Supreme Court, in a judicial role set forth in that same Constitution. Our rights can be altered or augmented through the amendment process as set forth in that same document, the Constitution. One would hope that anyone serving in our government would be cognizant of these fundamental facts about the basis of our government and society.
Paul Ryan is a fool who should not be entrusted with governing power.
On a vote split along strict party lines the U.S. House of Representatives passed the controversial Ryan Budget Plan today. “The greatest danger that America faces today is doing nothing,” House Speaker John Boehner said Friday before a vote on the plan, “so we’re going to do this crazy thing because it hurts those we hate most: everyone who isn’t in a position to give us lots of money.”
The Ryan plan covers Bush-era tax cuts for the rich by sacrificing the lives of the poor and elderly, who will be ground-up and packaged as hamburger, and sold at local Conservative Bastard Supermarkets across the country. “It’s kind of the old ‘Eat The Rich’ slogan turned upside-down” Ryan said.
The plan is certain to be stomped-on, crushed, ripped to shreds, and then set on fire by the Democrat-dominated Senate and President Barack Obama, who have their own plan that doesn’t address fiscal problems at all but doesn’t kill anyone, either.
Find-out how the Federal Budget process actually works by reading this .pdf document “The Congressional Budget Process”