According to the Donald Trump/Paul Ryan GOP “budget” proposals, Americans are now “free” to live without health insurance…and:
- without science
- without a clean environment
- without racial equality
- without women’s rights
- without education
- without art
- without equal pay
- without tolerance
- without foreign relations
- without truth
- without honor
- without mercy
- without healthcare (if you’re old, young or poor…)
We are now free to live WITH… huge tax cuts for the One Percent while children, women and the elderly, suffer and the poor get poorer.
House Speaker Paul Ryan offered this gem to conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt: “You need to have an individual market where people care about what things cost, where people have real freedom…” The Congressional Budget Office concluded that under his legislative contraption, 24 million fewer people would be insured over the next decade.
Gut Medicaid and the millions of the uninsured explode. Never mind says Ryan while declaring that he’s “so excited” about destroying Medicaid. “We are de-federalizing an entitlement, block-granting it back to the states and capping its growth rate,” he told Hewitt. “That’s never been done before.”
The reason that it’s “never been done before” is because enough politicians stood up to resist the cruel merciless idea of killing poor, elderly and young people by stripping them of care so the rich could get richer.
According to the CBO, Ryan/Trump rip $1.2 trillion out of helping people access health care (including $880 billion from Medicaid alone). Meanwhile Ryan/Trump hand out $600 billion in tax cuts, for the well-to-do and various interest groups.
Ryan is a cultist-like slavish follower of Ayn Rand. Her philosophy is summed up well by the title of her book “The Virtue of Selfishness.”
Trump is a cultist-like follower of… himself. He doesn’t read but he lives Rand’s title. His book of life might be called The Virtue of the Gold-Plated ME!”
Between the Ryan/Rand clone and the self-loving Trump, America looks to be made into an amusement park for the rich with the rest of us offered “roles” as mere extras.