Republicans have not only abandoned any pretense of caring for 99% of Americans, they are openly mocking attempts to assist women and showing disgust for the least fortunate segment of the population by referring to programs that feed poor children as waste that necessitates excising to make room for bombs and bullets.
In a short span of five days, two House Republicans demonstrated a complete lack of humanity and they did it in full view of the people as if being callous and cruel was a trait representative of all Americans. The sad aspect is that their heartless contempt for low-income Americans and women is shared by an alarming number of Americans that informs this country is exceptional in its cruelty and inhumane sensibilities that are more closely aligned with vicious beasts than decent human beings. At least vicious beasts innately care for the young and mothers whereas Republicans and their supporters are actively working to drive more Americans into despair and destitution by withholding assistance that could be the difference between going hungry and barely surviving or a life of prosperity. Republicans choose the former for millions of Americans.
Representative Paul Ryan is renowned in Republican circles for his courage in cutting programs that assist poor and elderly Americans as part of his ideological allegiance to Ayn Rand and the virtue of punishing what Ryan calls the “takers.” In Ryan’s heartless mind, takers are unfortunate (read poor) Americans of all ages who require assistance to survive in an economy his party created by giving the wealthy (makers) more taxpayer dollars because they are already rich. During a question and answer session with constituents in his home district in Wisconsin, Willard Romney’s hero mocked a hypothetical woman in President Obama’s campaign ad called Julia, and called the imaginary character “creepy” and the idea of government services that give women assistance “demeaning.” The campaign ad points out the stark contrast between President Obama’s policies that assist women from cradle to grave and a Romney government that cares only for the wealthy. Ryan used the typical Republican talking points that suggesting “life without Barack Obama’s government-centered society” is demeaning and that the President implies that “she must have him and his big government to depend on to go anywhere in life,” and that it “doesn’t say much about his faith in Julia.”
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