Monday, August 13, 2012

Duchess St. Rollins' Daily Affirmation: Ryan's Dope

ISN'T THAT SPECIAL!? Consider that Paul Ryan's crowd inherited a BUDGET SURPLUS under President Clinton and IMMEDIATELY turned it into a burgeoning DEFICIT to finance two unpaid wars, tax cuts for the rich, and a partial privatization of Medicare to $10.7 trillion by 2008.

Not only that, but if these IMBECILE OBJECTIVISTS with their masturbatory Ryan posters ever bothered to study the historical record, they would discover that the last five Democratic presidents from Bill Clinton to Harry Truman all reduced public debt as a share of GDP, while the last four Republican presidents from George W. Bush to Gerald Ford (in particular, beginning with Reagan's trickle-down "voodoo economics," when tax cuts for the rich first became a right wing ideological cudgel and article of faith without any basis in fact) all presided over an explosion in our public debt.

It's not rocket science; when Republican ideologues of Paul Ryan's ilk protect their millionaire and billionaire patrons from paying their fair share in taxes, the debt increases exponentially, while the so-called "job creators" (another economic right wing myth and talking point) busily shelter their "surplus cash" in overseas tax havens, Chinese casinos, and outsourcing American jobs overseas to China and the Pacific rim nations. It's called predatory, vulture capitalism. It's how Mitt Romney made his fortune and what inspired his Ayn Rand cult worshipper Paul Ryan to fashion his extremist budget philosophy. Ryan, who went to college on the government dole, and who has been a government employee his entire professional life, having sponsored two, count 'em TWO, minor bills, one renaming post offices and the other a bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 "to modify the taxation of arrow components" (Ryan is a bow hunting enthusiast), is boasting on the stump of his "record" of achievement?!

Paul Ryan's Galtian workout and cultivation of the Idiot Punditocracy, aka the  Beltway Media, coupled with the Tea Party pustulent excretions on the extremist right created the perfect storm for his political superstardom and ascension, out of whole cloth, as the ideological "ideas man" of the neo-fascist right wing. (The wingnuts' mostly male worship of Ryan is a kind of bizarre homo-erotic sideshow.)

Paul Ryan is a fraud, a phony, and a scam artist. He can be sanguine about his mission to "indict progressivism as a cancer that must be flushed out" according to his reading of Austrian economists and Russian √©migr√© Ayn Rand, as long as he's chest-thumping in the friendly confines of the wingnut mad hatter Glenn Beck, who is positively giddy with Ryan's choice for Veep. Well, as Rachel noted, the right wing/Beltway echo chamber of unquestioning adulation of Ryan no longer obtains. I would remind Mr. Ryan that the holy trinity of progressivism includes two of our greatest presidents — Teddy Roosevelt, a Republican, his Democratic cousin, FDR — and the legendary Bob LaFollette, whose family founded the Wisconsin Progressive Party. Any one of these great historic figures would have the objectivist Ryan punk for lunch. Chew him up and spit him out — on the weakness of his radical "ideas." Here's the Duchess, twisting the knife in the Galtian carcass:
But, what? Giving the wealthy MORE tax breaks even though they are raking in profits and paying the lowest tax rate they have in decades is the way to prosperity? In the 1970s about 8% of all new income went to the top 1% of earners. Now that number has tripled, yet, Ryan the Wonder Twat has all of you bumpkin-billies all worked into a lather over his horse shit budget proposal that actually increases the deficit by 2.6 TRILLION over the next 10 years. If he and Mittens are so goddamned concerned about the deficit, then why does the plan they endorse (that flip-flopping Mittens is backpedaling from now) give both of them HUGE tax breaks while INCREASING taxes for the middle class? That's right, Cletus, unless you make more than $500,000 a year, and we all know that roadkill taxidermy and homemade meth labs don't pay THAT well, you will be paying thousands more in taxes every year under the "Path to Prosperity" plan.

Do you want to know what REALLY doesn't work? Austerity, as in drastically cutting government spending and trying to pay down the deficit during a recession. Do you know how I know it doesn't work? Because Europe is crumbling right now due to their implementation of austerity measures. If you could read at higher than a 3rd grade level you might know that too.

Oh, and Ryan didn't seem real concerned about the motherfucking deficit when he was voting FOR Bush's wars and tax cuts for the wealthy. Remember how we had a budget surplus when Bush Jr. took office and when he left we were $10 TRILLION in the hole and counting? Of course you don't fucking remember because they conveniently forget to talk about any of that on that bubbling pool of dog slobber you call "Fox and Friends."

Wake up, Teabillies! Your ignorance is going to get us all relegated to serfdom and some of us aspire to more than our very own outhouse. Fuck you for being so stupid.

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