Something really bizarre happened when Republican congressional hero Paul Ryan visited with his constituents back in Janesville, Wisconsin to talk about his budget plan. They were, like, angry or something. It didn't make any sense. That's not at all how Ryan's GOP buddies in Congress reacted to his plan.
It was almost as if all these people weren't thrilled to have their Medicare and Medicaid slashed into oblivion to make room for addition tax cuts for billionaires. Huh?! I kept thinking that Ashton Kutcher was gonna jump out at any minute with his camera crew…
When he claimed that he was serious about balancing the budget, someone in the crowd shouted: "That's not what the Congressional Budget Office says." And the room erupted with cheers for the correction of the congressman’s attempted deception.
When Ryan claimed his Republican budget plan would save Medicare and Medicaid, the packed room erupted with shouts of "Liar!" When Ryan claimed that he didn’t want to replace Medicare with a voucher system but rather with "choices," a woman piped up: "You can call it what you want, but don’t tell us that it’s still Medicare."
When Ryan claimed that taxes needed to be cut for corporations and the wealthy in order to create jobs, he was greeted with a collective groan from hundreds of workers in a town that recently lost a major auto factory. One man yelled: "We’ve been cutting their taxes for 30 years and what did it get us? Outsourcing and layoff notices."
That guy says it like it's a bad thing. Doesn't that guy understand that that's all for the best for America as a whole? This is how the free market is supposed to work. What does he want? To eat? Hey buddy, why don't you go and eat some communist noodles in communist China?!
Seriously, I just don't get cheeseheads.
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