Paul Ryan's Crusade
In the midst of what Ryan calls a budget, he inserts the repeal of the Affordable Health Care Act and the Dodd-Frank Financial Regulation Act. This proves he has no intention of negotiating anything with Democrats. Everybody knows these items are not negotiable. They have been passed by majority vote.
Ryan's budget is filled with spending cuts. He reduces Medicare spending by $389 billion, and Medicaid spending by $735 billion. According to an analysis by the non-partisan Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, 2/3 of his cuts come from programs for poor people. A good portion of the other cuts hurt the elderly.
And what does Ryan do with a good portion of the money saved? He has a tax cut for the rich. Millionaires and billionaires have been paying a marginal tax rate of 35%. This is too high for Ryan. So he reduces it to 25%!
Then Ryan has the nerve to tell us that his program will bring more jobs.
This is disgusting. To hell with the poor, he says. They don't vote anyway. We must take care of the rich.
Ryan calls what he's doing a "cause." No, it's a crusade of the super-rich against the rest of us. Paul Ryan's crusade will make America a third world nation.