Paul Ryan ShapeShifter! The GOP Path To Prosperity Is The Highway To Hell!

Paul Ryan Is The Newest On The List Of Reptilian Humanoids!

Paul Ryan, the GOP's newest economic god, has released his Path to Prosperity. The proposal more closely resembles a highway to hell when reviewed in its entirety. The Path demonstrates the newest reptilian Republican agenda. While Shapeshifters are mythical creatures, this legislative agenda is no myth. It is a shapeshifting attempt to destroy every social safety net ever created by the United States. It seeks to dismantle Medicare and Medicaid, the EPA, FEMA and grant more tax breaks to the wealthiest of Americans under the guise of closing the budget gap and reducing the deficit. Reptile in Chief, Ryan, claims that The Path will create jobs and provide solutions to every economic problem the United States has ever faced. The GOP Path is nothing new. It simply has a new title submitted by a different author. Shapeshifting at its best! The title itself sounds like a mandate from God, a biblical self-help publication. The Path represents the sum total of every social safety net complaint the Republicans have ever voiced their opposition to and how to terminate the protections that are utilized by the most vulnerable among us.

The Simple Explanation! The Next 10 Years!

Before outlining some the the key elements of the Path, let's just summarize the next ten years under Ryan's folly!

Ryan cuts taxes to the wealhtiest of corporations and individuals by $4.2 Trillion dollars.

Ryan pays for the tax cuts by cutting programs for the poor and middle class by $4.5 Trillion dollars.

Ryan's Balancing Act!

Key Elements To The Path!

The Path, which is now destined to become the latest book of the Bible, has several elements. Of utmost significance is that Way to The Path balances the budget and eliminates the debt on the backs of middle Americans, seniors, disabled and children living in poverty.

  • The Path calls for the immediate repeal of the Affordable Health Care Act and claims that over $725 Billion dollars can be saved by that action alone. That savings will almost pay for the $800 Billion dollars in tax cuts that have already been given to the wealthiest Americans, but will eliminate any legislation that has ended the discrimination against those Americans that suffer from pre-existing conditions. If your children have pre-existing conditions, run, don't walk to get their medical care because that protection will disappear. The Path will also end any coverage for the approximate 2.5 million adult children currently receiving protection on their parents' health plans. Do you have grown kids under 26? Get their medical care now while they are still covered.
  • The Path is on a direct route to the highway to poverty and kills Medicare. If you are 55 or older, The Path will not affect you. Why not? If the idea is so great, why not impose the changes on those that currently receive Medicare benefits? Because they vote. The shapeshifters are not stupid! They know that current Medicare recipients are happy with their current coverage and those seniors vote. Maybe they hope that the unaffected seniors will not care that Medicare for others becomes non-existent. Ryan wants to subsidize Medicare, or rather, replace it with a 'premium support allowance' ( voucher or coupon system in real talk) so that seniors can buy private insurance coverage. Good luck with that! Does Ryan not realize that private insurers will not cover seniors for the $9,000 to $11,000 coupon that The Path allows. Living for 65 years alone is a pre-existing condition. There is no mandate in The Path for insurers to maintain current premium prices or to even control premium costs. Seniors beware! That coupon (voucher) is going to allow you to sign up for a discount plan and not a real insurance policy to provide coverage. This part of The Path is a real Death Panel, unlike the Palin-created mythical death panel.
  • Cuts to veteran benefits, attempts to destroy the EPA and FEMA, the viper opposes almost any program that might help any Americans that need help. All part of this cult known as the Path.
  • Block Grants for Medicaid will allow states a certain amount of Medicaid funding. That funding may be used for anything that each individual state determines to be a Medicaid program. It will NOT necessarily mandate that the funds be used to provide actual medical care. If the state, in its wisdom, decides that money is better used to fund other programs, they will have the freedom to do so. Healthcare for poor children, seniors and the disabled will be compromised. The safety-net for the neediest among us will disappear. In addition to Medicaid cuts, The Path calls for $107 Billion dollars in cuts to Food Stamps, according to Robert Greenstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
  • Decreases in tax rates for big business and the wealthy is perhaps the most insidious proposal contained in The Path. In addition to the tax cuts already given to the wealthiest, shapeshifter Ryan proposes that tax rates to that group be decreased further. A flat 25% tax rate is a cut from the current 35% rate. It is designed to create jobs. Despite the fact that many of the largest corporations pay no taxes now, jobs have not increased. But The Path insists that tax cuts work, as evidenced by the surplus of jobs that are available in the U.S. now! Tax cuts to the wealthiest is not shared sacrifice. It is a pay-off to the cronies of the GOP. Why not just cut the tax rates of the wealthy and all corporations to zero? Think of how many jobs that would create! We could each have two or three! We will need that many to stay middle class!
  • The Path and Social Security. If The Path achieves the goal of eliminating Medicare, The Path will detail plans for Personalization of Social Security. That will allow you to invest your Social Security on Wall Street. Just like the crash of 2008, if your account falls victim to speculators or scams, you will have Social Insecurity. Reserve your grocery cart now! In fact, try to get one now. Store it in a guest room or garage. It may have to carry all of your worldly possessions when you are 70 years old and living on the streets.

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The Obscenity Of The Path!

The obscenity of The Path is that it demands sacrifice from the poor, children, the elderly and the disabled. It rewards the greed of big business. It is no surprise. The Path is part of the reinvention of the Republican party of 2011. It utilizes all of the same old ideas, just employing different terminology. It seeks to victimize everyone that the GOP has always tried to victimize. It canonizes big business and tax cuts, as usual. Even after reading the book by GOP guru, Frank Luntz, titled: Words That Work: It's Not What You Say, Its What They Hear! Paul Ryan has failed. Many of Ryan's proposals and numbers come from the Heritage Foundation and who are they? They are that conservative think tank foundation that takes a huge chunk of money from the Koch brothers.

The Heritage Foundation, upon being identified as the source for many of the numbers that Ryan depends upon, quickly changed their numbers when being informed that the calculations were just a, shall we say, tad off. Link to the article here: http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/heritage-foundation/2011/04/ 

There are additional elements contained in The Path. They are not discussed here, but The Path points out that FEMA and the EPA are not necessary. You have a flood, a hurricane, a tornado, a nuclear meltdown in a power plant near you, Ryan and the GOP say you are on your own. Ryan also exempts the Department of Defense and military spending in The Path.

Many in the GOP will run for cover in the coming months. They do not want to jeopardize their jobs and their own health care coverage. If they side with Ryan, they run the risk of becoming one of the victims of the newest book of the Bible and its teachings. They are already seeking cover. Today, one day after the proposal came out, most GOP representatives have refused to state whether they support The Path or not.

Don't like the Reptile-In-Chief's Path? Call his office at 202-225-3031. Call Speaker of the House Boehner at 202-225-0600 or email his office. Call or email your own representative. Send them the link to this article. Ask your rep to go on record as to whether he or she supports the proposal to eliminate Medicare!

The Path is further proof that the Republican party of 2011 is NOT the GOP of your mom and dad. They are extremists, hell-bent on the destruction of the poor and reverance to the wealthy and corporations. They are not bashful. They do not shy away from the fight! They take pride in their lack of compassion in the face of poverty and above all, they refuse to compromise. They seek to impose their beliefs and policies on all who disagree. In other words, "Cut It! Or Shut It!

The Obscenity Of The Reptile In Chief!

Reptilian humanoid Ryan's list of campaign contributors is an obscenity in and of itself! He seeks to enrich private insurance companies by delivering Medicare recipients to them and also seeks to secure the Wall Street financial sector by paying them much more than they have given him in contributions. But the reptile is looking toward the future. A Presidential or Vice Presidential run- this man who went to college with money from the Social Security Survivor's benefits he received after the death of his father...

In 2010, Ryan's largest political contributors have been the finance, insurance and real estate industry. Contributions for his 2010 Congressional race totaled $2.2 million dollars from this sector alone. They expected the payoff that they have now received.

The next highest donors? Ever heard of Aetna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Mass Mutual, Abbott Labs? $523,000 came from folks like these and others in the healthcare field. Figures taken from opensecrets.org .

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Comments 37 comments

HSchneider 5 years ago from Parsippany, New Jersey

Great Hub. Rep. Ryan's budget bill simply seeks to eventually get rid of any safety net for the poor. It's a re-packaged President Bush privatizing Social Security plan for all social programs. You are right on the mark. Continue cutting taxes for the rich and let the poor fend for themselves. It's disgusting but expected.


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Jillian Barclay 5 years ago from California, USA Author

Hi, HSchneider,

Agreed, not a surprise. It is just a rerun with slightly different wording...

Thank you for reading!


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amillar 5 years ago from Scotland, UK

Hi Jillian,

As usual, coming from the UK, I don't know this Paul Ryan, but I do know his type. We used to call them Tories in the UK. Now we just call them politicians, because they're all the same once they get into power - nothing changes for the better, and democracy is drifting inexorably out of reach.

Big business takes the tax breaks and still out sources where labour is cheap and easy to abuse.

We need to keep highlighting what these people are up to - as you do with these hubs - and maybe one day ‘the people’ will catch on.


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Jeremey 5 years ago from Arizona

Hard topic to cover as well as you did! Hit the nails on the head each and every time on this one. The near future is becoming a much scarier place.


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chefsref 5 years ago from Citra Florida

Hi Jillian, Excellent Hub as usual. What trouble me about all of these debates about saving money is that no one even considers the though of spending a little less money on killing people. Our kids will be paying for Iraq long after we are gone but conservatives want to take it out on the old and poor.

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Lee (chefsref)


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Jillian Barclay 5 years ago from California, USA Author

Dear Amillar,

Paul Ryan is the newest rising star of the Republican party. Amazing that we can be miles away, in different countries and have so many that are just politicians, as you say! They pretend to be so idealistic when on the campaign trail, then when they are elected, their true colors come through. They are indebted to and addicted to the corporate money. The problem with the politicians is that they all concern themselves with how to pretend to better the economy, while enriching their corporate donors, and have it all accomplished on the backs of the middle class. While we have no shortage of politicians, there is a famine in regards to statesmen.

Dear Jeremey,

Thank you for the compliment! I just covered the main points of The Path (sounds like a cult!)and left out several key provisions. But, even the ones omitted are, as Paul Ryan himself said, "...not a budget, but a movement..."

Scares me and it should scare you more. You are young and are going to have a more difficult time than I did. All of the protections that my generation fought for are being stripped away. There is going to be no net if younger generations need it. As for Ryan, he has one! If he leaves his life as a politician, he will have the rest of his life underwritten by the Koch brothers!


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Jillian Barclay 5 years ago from California, USA Author

Hi, Chef,

First, have been sick so if you have written anything new, I may have missed it, but I will catch up! I really enjoy the articles you write! I learn!

The wars-geez, I could go on and on! So many lives destroyed, so much money spent, and yet it continues. What a waste! And do you know what? Ryan's budget doesn't allow for more wars. His plan for the budget will supposedly (his figures are wrong) bring everything back to normal by 2050... I will be gone, but I guarantee, there will be more wars, more lives destroyed and more money spent.


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Terry.Hirneisen 5 years ago from Shenandoah Valley

More of this Obscene thinking from the right. I feel I am repeating myself when I say why do we borrow money from China to give Tax Breaks to the Super Class? Why don't the voters understand it is not planned parenthood, the EPA, Head Start, or Social Security that is the problem. It is the fact that the top corporations get away with paying zero income tax and even get rebates that is the problem. It is a problem that the people getting the greatest amount pay less and less. Those on WALL street that were bailed out are back acting worse then ever and enjoying the wealth of this nation. The rest of us that lost businesses, lost homes, lost jobs, well, we are still wondering if we will ever recover.


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Jillian Barclay 5 years ago from California, USA Author

Hi, Terry!

Don't know if we are going to recover with the monkeys running the circus...Damn circus animals, they just keep getting richer and more powerful!


Fay Paxton 5 years ago

Hi Jillian, I'm playing catch-up and couldn't wait to get here. You did not disappoint.

I have almost reached the point of not knowing what else to say or think about the Republicans. I feel like an exasperated parent trying to reason with an obstinate teenager. What is wrong with them? More importantly, what is wrong with people who think the path to security is found by throwing masses of people in the streets. These are Christians? It boggles the mind.

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Jillian Barclay 5 years ago from California, USA Author

Dear Fay,

Happy to hear from you! I saw your article on the Winning Progressive website and it was wonderful!

These are Christians, I guess...the new Corporatist Christians, as I like to call them. It is beyond comprehension. Thanks, Fay!


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SheriSapp 5 years ago from West Virginia

Interesting comments here, but pretty much just more lib talking points. I myself am baffled by a party that will keep spending though there is NOTHING left to spend. Nobody seeks to damage the elderly or the poor, but many of the poor could get jobs if they had any interest in working. I suppose I am one of the conservative "obstinate teenagers" as one commenter said because I care more for my daughter than I do myself and I am adult enough to realize that if this debt/deficit is NOT gotten under control, the quality of life my daughter will have here as an adult will be greatly diminished.


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Jillian Barclay 5 years ago from California, USA Author

Dear Sherri,

Everyone agrees that the government needs to rein in the spending. The difference between the philosophies is where the cuts should be made. Many of the poor are competing for jobs. Statistics bear out that for every job, there are between 5 or 10 applicants, so there are not enough jobs. And your supposition that the poor do not want jobs is unsubstantiated. Many of the poor are working poor. Just because someone is poor does not mean that they are not working!

As for lib talking points, I do not hear your defense of tax cuts for the wealthiest and big business. Surely, that will help. That is evidenced by how many jobs were made available after the Bush tax cuts went into effect.


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SheriSapp 5 years ago from West Virginia

Jillian,

Thank you for such a reasonable response to my comment. From what I have seen and heard, you are correct that the job creation numbers in connection to the Bush tax cuts do NOT look too good. I also realize that there are working poor, and I firmly support gov assistance to those folks as they are TRYING to help themselves. I live here in WV, and I see much abuse of the welfare/food stamp program by able-bodied people who would NEVER help themselves; I also think there has to be a more effective way to help the children of the poor as they suffer the most and are the least to blame.


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Jillian Barclay 5 years ago from California, USA Author

Dear Sheri, My uncle lived in West Virginia and always said that he loved it! If you see abuse of the welfare/food stamp program, you should report it. They do follow up. As for able-bodied; some people appear able-bodied, but their medical or psychiatric records say otherwise. I live in California and I have never witnessed any food stamp fraud. I see women with young children in tow, buying milk, cheese, cereal, beans, bread, oatmeal, peanut butter, jelly, flour, rice, very rarely meats of any kind and few produce items.

You would be surprised how many people appear to be able-bodied yet are so physically compromised that their medical conditions prevent them from being able to keep a job. The cuts in The Path do not give the particulars; just that they will cut the funding.


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LRCBlogger 5 years ago

Speechless but not surprised. I've been wondering what is in Ryan's cuts, thank you for outlining so well.


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Jillian Barclay 5 years ago from California, USA Author

Dear LRC,

Thank you! Left alot out. Basically, any program that has worked, including things like Pell Grants, are targeted in The Path. Will write more when I have time, but wanted to get this out there on day 1, so that people would have some knowledge besides what is really publicized. The additional tax cuts will, over 10 years time, make a person that earns one million a year, earn an extra million. How is that for cool! Go Paul Ryan! Always out for the little guy!


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Ralph Deeds 5 years ago

"Reptilian humanoid." I love it. Great piece, Jillian.


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Jillian Barclay 5 years ago from California, USA Author

Dear Ralph,

I am humbled that you would honor me by reading this and commenting. I read and follow you, and am always impressed by your intelligence, wit and unmatched logic.

Reptilian humanoids does seems to fit the new breed of GOP reps. Comes from too many video games that I have seen my son and his friends play over the years. The only difference is that in the video game world, the reptilian humanoids never win...

Thank you, Ralph!


Gerald Long 5 years ago

Jillian,

I think the politics of divide and conquer are the operative mechanism. I don't know if anyone has yet coined the term "natural constituencies" but it is a subject I have thought about. These natural constituencies are eroded by defections triggered by a combination of misinformation and misdirection. Middle and lower class conservatives and liberals need to form a coalition based on their common economic interests. I used to play the board game Diplomacy back when I was in college and I learned that the best players are able to spot the "natural alliances" and join them. We need to find the vast common ground that we share with middle and lower class Americans and stop this fleecing of our nation and our national assets. If we fail to bridge this gap and discover our joint outrage, we are doomed. The rich will pick our pockets while we debate gay marriage and abortion. Here's something we might "all" agree on for example: None of us should have to work our tails to the bone for 50 years in an economy that can turn around and say it doesn't owe us a thing. It is the ability to fracture the natural alliances that allows the rich to exploit the poor. It's not about the candidates or the election...its about the untapped coalition of voters with similar interests. Everything would work fine if everyone just watched out for their own interests. But the rich are the only ones who really do a top notch job of looking out for themselves. It is only natural that they would welcome and encourage defections from lower economic classes. It is only natural that the rich will try to divide and conquer. What is unnatural is how we, the rest of us squabble among ourselves. The rich don't want us to "unite" no matter what it says on the dollar bill. That's why they want to bust the unions and banish collective bargaining. When we have our revolution it needs to be the other 95% of us...united for economic fairness, for a humanistic economy built around people instead of profits, for health care, not as a commodity but a social obligation and contract on the part of each and every one of us, for education and shelter and good nutrition and clean water. These are the interests we all share and the challenge will be to awaken "that" coalition of voters!


Gerald Long 5 years ago

Jillian,

I really appreciated your comment about hidden illnesses. 1.6 out of 10,000 births are VATER or VACTERL Association of birth defects. The name is an acronym for all the body systems that can be effected. For example, V is for Vertebral defects, R is for Renal, C is for cardiac. In many cases the birth defect is completely internal and can only be discovered by imaging. Cardiac defects are common as is anal atresia and vertebral defects. Under Ryan's plan many babies born with these defects will never have a day in their entire life when they are not a pre-existing condition. They will struggle, be in and out of hospitals, incur medical debt and suffer from under-employment. Some will never know any significant relief from pain and discomfort in their entire lives. These defects are usually internal, meaning no one will see why they are suffering. I always think of Alan Parson's musical adaptation of Poe's "A Cask of Amontillado" wherein the poor victim laments "You who are rich and whose troubles are few/May come around to see my point of view./What price the Crown of a King on his throne/When you're chained in the dark all alone?"


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Jillian Barclay 5 years ago from California, USA Author

Dear Gerald,

It never ceases to amaze me that we can be so easily divided, how the smallest of differences can become the wedge that fractures an entire group. If we all voted with our best interests in mind, we wouldn't have that problem. Why anyone would vote for or support something that will ultimately hurt them is beyond me.


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sn53Anon 5 years ago from Huntsville, AL

I believe I shall return here to discuss many of the points you raise. Let me begin with your obsession/envy of the rich. Why do you object to reducing tax rates on the people who actually pay the taxes?

What is your view on the coming collapse of the United States? How will our collapse be different from Greece's? Already President Obama has spent far more than we shall ever have. He has enslaved children yet unborn to pay for this generation's folly and extravagance. What voice do you raise for those who will toil so that this greedy generation can benefit?


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Jillian Barclay 5 years ago from California, USA Author

sn53Anon,

I pay taxes! As for obsession/envy of the rich: it is only an obsession to the point that the richest pay the least as a percentage of income and then ask the middle class and the poor to subsidize their reduction of liability; it is not envy at all, it is about fairness and equal treatment. Further, you do not know how much wealth I have or don't---obviously, I pay taxes and according to you, only the rich actually pay the taxes. Better make sure my security staff is awake and alert tonight!

As for your second paragraph concerning the collapse of the US: When, precisely, will this happen? Will it happen, as Beck says it will, or do you have another date in mind? Obama did not create the debt, he did not create the deficit. He did not lower the tax rates that caused a reduction in revenue. He did not start the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and hide the cost from the American people. He did not cause the burst of the housing bubble or the subsequent crash of the stock market or the high unemployment.

This generation's folly and extravagance?...so that this greedy generation can benefit? Just who is it that comprises this greedy generation? If it is not the wealthiest that pay the lowest percentage of income to taxes, then it must be those damned 40 million kids in this country who are food insecure or maybe it is the 50 million uninsured Americans, or maybe the 20 million unemployed that seek work? Not them? Then maybe homeless veterans who will have their benefits cut under the snake's Path? No! Then, it must be the greedy senior citizens that will benefit! Think we should put them all out onto ice floes as a 65th birthday gift! That would definitely be a solution to the problems with Medicare! It would also be a much quicker death than the Ryan Path proposes! Allowing them to linger is selfish.


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sn53Anon 5 years ago from Huntsville, AL

Hi Jillian,

You wrote, "the richest pay the least as a percentage of income and then ask the middle class and the poor to subsidize their reduction of liability..."

I apologize. I thought you were an American writing about America. Clearly you are not. You see, I am one of the hated, envied rich. I pay about 40% of my income in federal taxes. So for two days out of every work week I do not work to benefit myself. I work to benefit someone I do not know. Is that not slavery? Where one man toils and another benefits does that not exactly fit the positions of slave and master?

The collapse must come. It is an economic certainty. President Obama is spending money we do not have at an accelerated rate. Was it this week, or last, that this nation received a warning that our credit rating was in danger of being downgraded as a result of our inability to live within our means?

Do you believe, against the facts, that lowering tax rates lowers revenues? Is your view of life so short that you cannot see that every time tax rates have been lowered tax revenues went up? Or is this really more about class warfare as written about by Karl Marx?

Do you believe that Fanny Mae and Freddy Mac (government controlled entities) are blameless in the destruction of the US housing market? Do you believe that the Congress's relentless pressure on banks to give loans to people unable to ever pay them back had no bearing on that collapse?

I see many distortions in your thoughts and statements. I am delighted to work through them with you, to perhaps come to some common agreement about the facts, even if we never agree on their interpretation.


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Ralph Deeds 5 years ago

SN53Anon, The US is one of the richest and most productive in the world yet we aren't able to afford universal health care, good public schools, repair our roads and bridges and so forth because the corporations and wealthiest (and greediest) Americans do everything they can to avoid paying their fair share of taxes, although they are currently the lowest in recent history.


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Jillian Barclay 5 years ago from California, USA Author

Dear Ralph,

You are always so eloquent! Thank you!


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chefsref 5 years ago from Citra Florida

Hi SN53

Congratulations and thank yo, you pay a higher tax rate than anyone in the country. The rest of us pay a graduated income tax with a top rate of 35% for income over 373,650. You might consider hiring a tax accountant and finding some deductions.

You pee on my leg and call it trickle down economics. Taxes right now, as a percentage of GDP are at the lowest point since the 50s, yet the deficit is out of control, where are the extra tax revenues?


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Jillian Barclay 5 years ago from California, USA Author

I love you, Chef Lee! You and Terry certainly have the trickle down economics theory mastered!

I am looking forward to reading whatever you are working on now! A brilliant chef, with a mind for history is such a winning combination! I am so proud to promote your writing! Think everyone should take a look!


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chefsref 5 years ago from Citra Florida

Hi Jillian, I thought you might appreciate the irony of this bit of info about Ryan, He received Social Security benefits after his father died. He saved the money toward college:

http://www.politicususa.com/en/paul-ryan-social-se...


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Jillian Barclay 5 years ago from California, USA Author

Thank you, Chef!

When my husband died, I received benefits and my children did, too! It was a horrible time, and even though it was not enough to pay all of the bills,(I still worked), it gave me the security of knowing that my 3 little kids (4, 6, and 10) were not going to go hungry. Need to write about how the program works. It made up for my husband's income, otherwise we would have had to deal with his unexpected, horrible death AND be destitute! Ryan should have received it, but the hypocrisy of wanting it denied for other widows and children is hypocrisy at its worst.


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sn53Anon 5 years ago from Huntsville, AL

Hi Jillian,

Why do you think that Ryan's plan does anything of the sort?

http://www.roadmap.republicans.budget.house.gov/


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Jillian Barclay 5 years ago from California, USA Author

sn: Need some attention? Go write some hubs! See by your profile you have written none, yet comment on everyone else's.

I will no longer post your comments. I always post from people who disagree, but not this time. The content of one of your comments on another hub leads me to believe that you are little more than a stalker-

so this is your last post on my site...


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Ralph Deeds 5 years ago

Good riddance!


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Nancy's Niche 5 years ago from USA

I have often remarked that the Republican’s choice of the color Red (representing their party) speaks volumes to their lack of moral code. Their focus falls in the self-serving direction of money, power and protecting the rich. In my opinion, they embrace a Marxist mentality!

Here’s a great article, which lends credence to yours:

9 Things The Rich Don't Want You To Know About Taxes

http://tinyurl.com/3nkh4pm


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Jillian Barclay 5 years ago from California, USA Author

Dear Nancy,

I read the link. David Cay Johnston makes a lot of sense. Recently sent a suggestion to Senator Dick Durbin hoping that the only suggestion he had for Social Security was to lift the salary cap. That alone, should keep the fund solvent. I think any cuts to Social Security benefits are criminal. Glad that Johnston agrees.

Taxes lowered again for the rich is an idea that is self-serving. The Republican legislators (some Dems, too, have gotten rich protecting the rich).

Thank you, Nancy!


Gerald Long 5 years ago

I really doubt that sn53Anon is as wealthy as he or she claims to be. Why would a wealthy person spend all their time going around and commenting on blogs in a stalking fashion? It is disturbing that someone would masquerade as a wealthy individual in order to argue on their behalf. Who does that anyway? I just don't understand people.

I call upon sn53Anon to offer some proof of their wealth. I am curious to know if they are in fact wealthy and if not why they would argue and lie for the rich at their own expense. If this person offers some credible proof of who they are and what their net worth is I hope you will publish it.

I am really very curious to know if this person is wealthy as they claim to be, and if not what motivates them to masquerade and advocate as a rich person. That would be some real psychological weirdness to explore.

I maintain, however, that "even the poor disdain the poor" so maybe its some kind of self hatred thing. I personally take pride in the fact that I'm not a wealthy person. I believe in a modest lifestyle. Anybody can life with an over abundance, it takes someone of substance to live without the amenities afforded the rich. I say enrich your soul not your bank account.

I could be wrong. Perhaps sn53Anon is idly rich and inherited their fortune and has nothing more important to do than complain about taxation on wealth he or she never earned. I have lived a difficult life and it has made me a better, stronger person. I wouldn't trade my economic status for anything if it meant I had to sacrifice the strength of character I have gained from living with challenges.

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