Since late last night we’ve known Romney’s Veep choice: Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI).
Ryan is of course best known for his draconian budget plan, which proposes an end to Medicare as we know it… replacing it with ‘vouchers’ and ‘letting’ you pay your own medical bills. Social Security is next on the chopping block. A GOP wet dream.
The Gilas-On-Parade have tried since 1935 (its inception) to kill Social Security, and since 1965 (its inception) to kill Medicare. Ryan is in the forefront of this Republican effort to disenfranchise older Americans and those with disabilities.
The traditional ‘Third Rail’ of American politics*. Why? Beyond the argument over whether SSI is a ‘socialist’ program (it is), it directly concerns the most reliable voters in any election…
So let’s see, more taxes on the middle-class AND a gutting of Medicare?
Oh, It is ON!
* ‘Third Rail’ refers to subway or ‘underground’ public transit systems which typically use a 3-phase electrical scheme. The center or ‘third’ rail is the positive or ‘hot’ terminal. Touch it while in contact with either ‘ground’ rail and you FRY. Quickly and completely.