Paul Ryan’s “Takers,Not Makers” Comment

Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan, the GOP Vice Presidential nominee in 2012, keeps on using the term “takers, not makers” to condemn the poor, who are one of every six Americans, blaming them for being poor, and “taking, not making”!

Does Ryan understand that most poor people are single women with children, and white, or disabled people, or elderly people?

No, it is easier to leave the impression that it is minorities, African American and Hispanic, who are “living off” whites!

So Ryan has no problem in cutting food stamps and other so called “benefits”, which in total are far less than any advanced industrial democracy in the world offers to its lower class, to help their lives to be more tolerable.

But Ryan talks about “takers”, as if these poor do not work, which most do, but at a minimum wage which has NOT kept up with the cost of living, which if it had, would now be $22 an hour, not $7.25 nationally!

And of course, Ryan would not describe himself as a “taker”, although he “took” Social Security benefits when his father died, not that he should not, but by his definition would be something, if he had principle, to refuse to accept.

This man, as all in government, has been “taking” a salary for years on the public payroll, higher than 98 percent of the American people, and what has he contributed except to promote his own aggrandizement, helped along by his wife’s great family financial inheritance!

It is easy to pontificate when government is supporting you, and you have the fortune to have a wife who has a financial inheritance!

Imagine if he had not had these advantages? Maybe he would see things differently!

7 comments on “Paul Ryan’s “Takers,Not Makers” Comment

  1. D July 1, 2013 8:56 pm

    Paul Ryan, the congressman from Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District and Mitt Romney’s 2012 vice-presidential running mate, is a sociopath. His second-banana selection was reason enough why the former Massachusetts governor was incompetent.

  2. Ronald July 1, 2013 9:38 pm

    I totally agree with you, D, although I would also say that Ryan was an improvement over Sarah Palin, John McCain’s VP running mate in 2008, who still plagues us with her stupidity on Fox News Channel!

  3. D July 2, 2013 2:42 am


    I know what you’re saying but …!

    Between these last two losing Republican vice-presidential running mates … I’d actually place trust more in Sarah Palin than in Paul Ryan. (This is mentioned with the imagination of a gun being pointed to my head and, well, I would have to make a choice just to answer the question, “Which one of these two can be a trusted more?”)

    I can handle stupid from her. He, on the other hand, is dangerous.

  4. Ronald July 2, 2013 7:35 am

    You have a point there, as Ryan has a brain, and is mean spirited, while Palin is a simple lightweight, although the thought of her having had the potential to succeed to the Presidency by tragedy is enough to make one want to drink heavily, and I am NOT a drinker! LOL

  5. Juan Domingo Peron July 2, 2013 9:14 am

    “Modern liberalism, among other things, is a psychological state, in which very-well-off Americans find ways through their income and privilege to be exempt from the ramifications of their own ideologies, while adopting causes and pets that exempt them from guilt over their own status and limitless opportunities. Judging by their concrete actions, they are indifferent to the poor whom they romanticize at a safe distance. In short, voting for larger government and subsidies is seen as a necessary cost of being a reactionary, liberal elite.” – V.D.H.

  6. D July 2, 2013 9:51 am

    Ronald writes,

    “… although the thought of [Sarah Palin] having had the potential to succeed to the Presidency by tragedy is enough to make one want to drink heavily, and I am NOT a drinker!”

    It most definitely wasn’t going to happen with the Republican ticket of John McCain (R-Arizona) and Sarah Palin (R-Alaska) in 2008. 43rd president George W. Bush (R-Texas) had the worst job-approval percentage leading into and during a presidential election year since 33rd president Harry Truman (D-Missouri). Just like with Truman’s 1952 Democratic party there was no way, based on history (which includes voting history), that Bush’s 2008 Republican party would be able to retain the White House. And John McCain paid for that in 2008 just as Adlai Stevenson did in 1952. (Of course, McCain didn’t suffer the Electoral College nearly as badly as Stevenson. McCain did carry both his home state and Sarah Palin’s.)

    One more thing: I don’t mind noting here that I, too, am not a drinker.

  7. Ronald July 2, 2013 1:37 pm

    D, i love that you are commenting more than you have, and I love your details, and also the fact that you are not a drinker! LOL Just wish you were in South Florida so we could meet some day over lunch or dinner! 🙂

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