When Christiane Amanpour asked Paul Ryan how he feels about being made the boogie man in this whole budget business, he replied,
I don’t really think about it. I sleep well at night. We know we’re going to have an economic collapse if we stay on the path we are on. And so to me it’s unconscionable as an elected representative of people to know that that’s coming and not try to do something to prevent it from happening.
And why should he care if a few poor, sick and elderly people have to suffer and pay more for their health care? He’s got his. He’s made his wealth, courtesy of the American public, and his health care/insurance, and that of his family, will be provided for him, by the American public, for the rest of his life.
As long as he is permitted to espouse his lies, unchallenged, creating fear among a few bigoted, gullible, ignorant Americans about an impending crisis [that he helped create], and convince them he’s only looking out for their best interest by cutting benefits to the most vulnerable in society [while he increases his wealth by taking bribes from banksters and big business], he’s got nothing to worry about.
Now if only those Americans would finally wake up, and see the rhetoric perpetrated by Mr. Ryan and others like him for the lies they are. Lies designed to do nothing more than increase their power at the expense of the rest of America. Then, just maybe, we can return this country to its place of prominence in the world.