Elizabeth Warren Sets Paul Ryan Straight About Poor and Unemployed Americans

elizabeth-warren-paul-ryanWithout a doubt, Democrats need more senators like Elizabeth Warren.  She’s one of the few politicians who I feel is actually genuine when she speaks.  Not only that, her message is that of someone who seems to have the primary goal of fighting for the middle class.  Needless to say, I’m definitely an Elizabeth Warren fan.

I especially loved her recent comments she directed at Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, who’s become infamous for his public disdain for the poor.

Warren said, “Paul Ryan looks around, sees three unemployed workers for every job opening in America, and blames the people who can’t find a job.  In 2008, this economy crashed, wiping out millions of jobs.”

She continued, “Paul Ryan says don’t blame Wall Street: the guys who made billions of dollars cheating American families; don’t blame decades of deregulation that took the cops off the beat while the big banks looted the American economy. Don’t blame the Republican Secretary of the Treasury, and the Republican president who set in motion a no-strings-attached bailout for the biggest banks.  Nope. Paul Ryan says keep the monies flowing to the powerful corporations, keep their huge tax breaks, keep the special deals for the too-big-to-fail banks and put the blame on hardworking, play-by-the-rules Americans who lost their jobs.”

And she’s exactly right.

Republicans love to propose budgets that seek to balance the budget on the backs of the poor while continuing to reward the very people who caused our economic crash in the first place.  The rich keep getting richer while the rest of us fall further and further behind.  Millions of people desperately searching for jobs that don’t exist because those “job creators” are too busy lining their own pockets.

The poor in this country aren’t responsible for our 2008 economic crash or our massive national debt.  Nope.  The people that Republicans like Paul Ryan continue to protect are the ones responsible for most of that.

I’m just glad Elizabeth Warren called out Paul Ryan for exactly who he is.  Nothing more than a shill for the rich, Wall Street, big oil and corporate interests.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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