While I’ve written plenty of articles about the ridiculous exploits of Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and even the quitter Sarah Palin (though she’s not an active politician – you know, because she quit) I’m honestly shocked I haven’t written more about the biggest scumbag in Congress – Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan.
Most know him as Mitt Romney’s running mate in 2012.
But since then, Rep. Ryan has really cemented his standing as the ultimate hypocrite.
While most Republicans don’t support policies which help the poor, Ryan almost seems to go out of his way to vilify and attack them. In almost every budget he proposes there are massive cuts to programs that help the poor, and he’s become infamous for his repeated attempts to turn Medicare into a voucher program which would almost undoubtedly kill the program.
This is a guy who seems to oppose any and all government programs that might help the poor. Which is extremely hypocritical of him considering he used Social Security benefits he received, after his father unfortunately passed when he was young, to help pay for his college education. An education he received at a public university which is, of course, largely funded by tax dollars. In fact, outside of a short stint with Oscar Mayer, he’s worked for the government his entire career.
Nothing quite like someone constantly speaking out against government programs, and frequently talking about the evils of government, who’s essentially where he is today thanks to taxpayer subsidized education, Social Security benefits and a career either working for someone in government or being a politician himself.
Then let’s not forget the story he plagiarized at CPAC about how even children don’t want free lunches. The entire “point” of this story essentially being if a parent doesn’t personally make their children lunch in the morning, they obviously don’t care about them as much.
Now we have his attack on “inner city men not working” as his next legislative target. Which, considering most inner city men are African Americans, it’s essentially Paul Ryan targeting one specific race as “the real culture problem” that’s dragging our country down.
Paul Ryan doesn’t even give us the courtesy of hiding his contempt for poor people and minorities. He seems to proudly showcase his disdain for these people.
And it’s absolutely embarrassing that in the world of Republicans, he’s one of their shining stars.
To me (and most people with any decency) he’s one of, if not the, biggest scumbags in Congress.