Paul Ryan unveiled a spending plan that would put the country on a “path to prosperity.”
Eddie Munster Paul Ryan, a path to prosperity means screwing over kids, seniors, the disabled, and the poor.
His plan doesn’t inflict any pain on the richest among us. Instead, it would repeal President Obama’s Affordable Healthcare Act, which would leave over 30 million people uninsured. Programs totaling about $750 billion that are aimed at helping the poor would be cut, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Medicaid would become a block grant program. It would give a certain amount to each state, and the state would decide how to spend it. It would not be enough to cover the needs of all those who need assistance.
In 10 years, Medicare would become a means-tested voucher system. It would give money to private insurance companies to cover seniors. It would start at about $8,000, which is not enough for any halfway decent plan.
While he’s screwing the poor and the elderly,
Eddie Munster Ryan is protecting the very rich by locking in the Bush tax cuts and reduces the top income tax rate by 10 percent.
According to the Congressional Budget Office, his numbers don’t add up, and his plan will not solve the deficit problem.
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