Cassi Creek: Another GOP budget plan that promises to eliminate the national debt by cutting taxes for the wealthy and dumping them onto the former middle class has been presented by Paul Ryan.
The perpetual Ryan budget mill has coughed up another hairball, impossible to digest, impossible of execution. The fairy tale closures of unspecified loopholes is the same work of chicanery that was rejected by the voters in 2012. Ryan seems unable to recall that he and Romney were told that they were not the chosen candidates. Control of the House, badly divided, then subdivided on the GOP/teavangelist front does not equal winning the Presidency and the Senate.
Once again, Ryan plans to convert Medicare into a voucher system that will leave the nation’s senior citizens subject to the ever-increasing greed of corporate health insurance. Call it what he will, Ryan is eager to demolish Medicare. That’s been the goal of the GOP since Medicare became law. The senior population was largely uninsurable at any cost then. Any sort of a voucher system would simply return us to that situation. The GOP’s mantra remains “get sick, die quick.”
There’s no better way to close this entry than with Ryan’s own words.
Paul Ryan’s magical budget
CNN’s Dana Bash asked whether Ryan was being “disingenuous” by including new taxes that he opposed.
“We’re not going to refight the past,” he explained.
If Ryan is “not going to fight the past,” Fox News’s Chad Pergram asked, why is he still trying to repeal Obamacare?
“This to us is something that we’re not going to give up on,” Ryan answered, “because we’re not going to give up on destroying the health-care system for the American people.”
Even a skilled illusionist can have the occasional Freudian slip.