Monday, February 15, 2010

Hypocrite and Big Spender Rep. Paul Ryan takes us down the Road to Serfdom

The premise is simple: Conservative economics results in lost jobs, shuttered manufacturing plants, boom and bust markets and an aversion to emerging industries. Who can take us in this direction? Rep. Paul Ryan. Here are a few big problems for our helpful Ayn Rander:


Blogger Matt Lewis … critiquing Representative Paul Ryan … he has one major problem: His actual voting record. I happen to share Lewis’ concern about Ryan’s voting record- he voted for TARP, the auto bailout, the AIG bonus tax and the Medicare drug bill, three expensive programs that expanded the size of government and one that ignored the rule of law in this country. I also share Lewis’ concern that Ryan is getting a pass by many conservatives.

I am surprised that neither Lewis nor (Daily Caller Jon) Ward targeted Ryan’s vote for the Medicare drug bill … it was a huge expansion of the size of government and highlighted Republican hypocrisy on deficits and debts … the arm-twisting involved to get final House passage is somewhat similar of the Democratic backroom maneuvers for health care reform … I certainly think it’s a very good budget that balances the federal debt, makes Medicare solvent and deregulates many of the federal entitlements.
You'll notice the last sentence references budgeting, spending and deregulations, but not the human consequence and impact of Ryan's plan. Cold, ruthless penny pinching gouls, all of them.

The Alberta Lea Tribune wrote that Democrat Rep. Tim Walz "dislikes that so many have taken shots at Ryan over it."

Was that "taking shots" or honestly evaluating the devastating flaws in Ryan's plan.

But the most important point is never addressed. Where does Ryan's policies leave you and me? The answer lies within this next statement by Fox Business Network host John Stossel about the Democrats move toward statism:

The Sun Herald: F.A. Hayek, an Austrian economist living in Britain, wrote "The Road to Serfdom" in 1944 as a warning that central economic planning would extinguish freedom … According to the Tax Foundation, 60 percent of the population now gets more in government benefits than it pays in taxes. What does it say about a society in which more than half the people live at the expense of the rest? Worse, the dependent class is growing. The 60 percent will soon be 70 percent.
Stossel and Ryan are tone deaf to the above symptoms. What the numbers are saying, John Stossel, is that it wasn't Democratic big government programs that created the dependency. The conservative economic system of deregulated capitalism caused the "dependent class," along with the higher numbers of Americans receiving government benefits.

The road to serfdom for me is a minimum wage working class "serf," willing to do anything to keep their job, all in the hopes of attracting more corporate royalty to their state. We're almost there now.

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