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OP-ED: Paul Ryan's Welfare Reform Ideas Are Even Worse Than You Think


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: welfare reform, Paul Ryan's plan, politics, government, dishonesty, ethics, congress, usa )

Cal
- 289 days ago - thenation.com
New research shows us that the plan would deepen the damage already inflicted by eighteen years of reforming welfare out of existence.



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Ashley heffner (460)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 8:56 am
That would be difficult for him to achieve considering that my opinion of him, is rather uncivil and I don't think Care2 would let me post so much "colorful" language. :)
 

Gene Jacobson (264)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 10:11 am
"New research shows us that the plan would deepen the damage already inflicted by eighteen years of reforming welfare out of existence."

I would like to take THIS opportunity grant to say that Paul Ryan is one of the most mean-spirited people ever to come out of the great state of Wisconsin. I have to admit that when I first heard Eric Cantor had lost his seat, I thought it was Paul Ryan - you know, they all look alike. This man is a world class liar and the father of three children, one of whom he would give control of entirely, her body, her choices, her everything to her brothers because of his extreme anti-woman belief system. She may be brainwashed enough to think Daddy Dearest doesn't mean HER, but he does, darlin'. He sure does, you and every other woman in the country as well as all of the poor and what used to be lower middle class are squarely in his NRA loving target zone. How he got a reputation as an intellectual is beyond me as the man can't do the simplest of mathematical problems and come up with a straight answer or even the same answer twice in a row. Let him be the 2016 candidate, we'll take him apart as thoroughly as we did Mitt. Jackazz.
 

Jeaneen A. (159)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 10:32 am
Noted This man knows nothing of compassion for others
 

Birgit W. (156)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 10:45 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Lauren Kozen (166)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 11:02 am
Noted & Shared. Thanks Cal.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 11:28 am
Only in an op-ed is an "analysis" used to describe the op-ed referenced as a "study".
 

Sandi C. (227)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 11:31 am
noted
 

Jinny L. (77)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 11:34 am
Oh, brother.....and people actually listen to this guy? Thanks for sharing Cal.
 

Janis K. (119)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 12:18 pm
Really scary, he must be defeated! Thanks for sharing.
 

Heidi Walderra (158)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 12:33 pm
Noted and shared
 

Jason R. (73)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 12:36 pm
The FOX hype/indoctrination has taken these people way, way, way, way over the line. This IS Nazi Germany! Mabus IS the 3rd anti christ. We're living it, people!
 

Anette S. (23)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 1:00 pm
noted - no polite comment
 

Robert K. (31)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 1:03 pm
I don't know about that, but Pope John Paul II said he thought George W Bush was the anti-Christ and Bush pales in comparison to this lying hatemongering dirtbag.
 

Joanne Dixon (42)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 1:18 pm
Please, Pope Francis, excommunicate him fast. And get him out of here.
 

Sandra S. (135)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 1:39 pm
Noted thank you,x
 

Lois Jordan (59)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 2:33 pm
Noted. Just when I thought these scumbags couldn't sink any lower....a plan to consolidate social welfare programs and diminish them? People are having a terribly hard time living on the meager amount of food stamps now. As long as citizens contact their members of congress to vote against this, and all of this completely idiotic and cruel plan is explained in the media (with a push from us citizens), it doesn't have a chance. We have to be "in front" and on top of this.
 

june t. (66)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 4:18 pm
he's scary
 

AniMae Chi (455)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 5:43 pm
Thanx for forwarding Ashley, Cal for posting.
 

S J. (123)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 7:43 pm
noted, thanks Cal and Ashley for fwd
 

Charlene Rush (79)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 9:08 pm
I'm beginning to wonder if he is an 'actual' human being.
Could he possibly be genetically modified?

I didn't think it was possible to have a legislator who has so little self-respect and so little respect for our country and its citizens.
 

Ana MESNER (227)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 9:28 pm
Noted, thank you Cal
 

Ruby A. (36)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 10:06 pm
Somebody needs to drag this one around, get his tail out of his comfort zone...he really needs to shut his empty mouth...
 

pam w. (140)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 11:06 pm
He's a self-serving DIRTBAG.
 

Tamera Dolcini (16)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 11:17 pm
This is just another example of how unrealistic our fearless, and oh so wise political airbag representatives really are. In this economy, the true poverty level far exceeds that where the bar is set. Even a disabled person receiving a check each month from SSI (the Social Security "welfare" program) must endure a constant struggle to survive. In California, those on SSI cannot receive food stamps as the state adds $150.00 to their $727.40 check from the Federal Government. After monthly expenses, that may actually leave, at least in my case, $115.40 to cover all personal expenses. Not enough to cover food for a month in this economy.
Considering the cuts to public welfare programs which have already taken place, most families on public assistance cannot survive without food stamps as most receive far less than the amount received on SSI. This madness must stop. There are no funds from any public assistance program to cover the costs of employment. On SSI, there are so-called incentive programs, but to take advantage of them, one must be in a position to purchase enough food to begin with, as well as pay for transportation, which can take a huge chunk out if that which remains after those expenses which must be paid out each month are covered. For me, because of having my utilities from a county owned provider, I get a discount. I pay only $16.10 each month, leaving $99.30 for food and other personal expenses. For those on other forms of public assistance, there is the cost of child care as well.
So if I struggle to survive, what does that say about the ability of families that receive far less per person? Personally, I do not see any long term change for the good coming from further cuts to programs. It is time to rethink public assistance and make sure that those dependent on it have enough to live with some level of comfort then add incentive programs which really do help.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 17, 2014, 12:45 am
This man could very well be a member of the British Conservative party they and their cohorts the Lib Dems have cut back on welfare benefits to the extent that countless thousand's of people have to rely on free charity food banks.They have also introduced a bedroom tax whereby any one living in a council house and having a spare bedroom and living on benefits lose about £20-00 per week off their benefits.There is one good thing about this though the Lib Dems are likely to disappear at the next general election and good riddance to the opportunistic bastards.I have long believed that in order to become a right wing politician the only criteria you need is to be dead from the neck upwards.
 

Joy T. (335)
Sunday August 17, 2014, 3:03 am
Another twit! Noted.
 

Arild Warud (172)
Sunday August 17, 2014, 3:56 am
TY Cal.
 

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (41)
Sunday August 17, 2014, 5:16 am
Noted. Thank you, Cal.
 

jan b. (5)
Sunday August 17, 2014, 6:35 am
Paul Ryan, amassed a fortune of "between three and $7.7 million" without having held a more lucrative job than "Congressman" at any point in his adult life.
This, of course, partly explains the outburst of Weasel-speak that Ryan dropped on Ryan Lizza of The New Yorker when Lizza cornered him at the logical end of all of the government-bashing on which he'd built his career. Sh pointed out to Ryan that Govt spending programs were at he heart of his home town's recovery.

But did he REALLY SAY ----We think government should also do those things on which my family traditionally has been able to turn a pretty buck, so I could one day buy the handsome Georgian mansion back home that is on the National Register of Historic Places. Two days ago, as he joined the ticket led by presidential candidate G.I. Luvmoney, formerly employed by the game of Life, this is what Paul Ryan, whose owes his family fortune to government construction projects said: "I'm proud to stand with a man who understands what it takes to foster job creation in our economy, someone who knows from experience, that if you have a small business — you did build that."

His entire life, and the history of his entire family, makes a lie out of everything the man has said in his political career, and a sham out of every policy position he purports to hold. It seems to be there used to be a word for that. What I do know is that, in 20 years, a lot of people in the Beltway who are in my business today are going to look at what they've written and said about this faker, and drink themselves into early graves. www.esquire.com
 

Arielle S. (316)
Sunday August 17, 2014, 6:55 am
He makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up - he is a creepy, soulless bunch of bones taking up valuable space on earth.
 

Terrie Williams (779)
Sunday August 17, 2014, 7:28 am
I cannot even type what I think of this piece of walking excrement and his so-called policies....I would be banned for life on here......
 

Gloria picchetti (302)
Sunday August 17, 2014, 8:10 am
If he wants to get rid of the poor make voluntary euthanasia legal. I will be the first in line.
 

Nancy M. (201)
Sunday August 17, 2014, 9:54 am
I think that George HW Bush's "Thousand points of light in the sky" has turned into a Ryan's thousand daggers in the back.
 

Vallee R. (259)
Sunday August 17, 2014, 12:20 pm
They are all scary these days
 

Carmen Baez (38)
Sunday August 17, 2014, 2:14 pm
Noted. TYFS
 

A F. (130)
Sunday August 17, 2014, 5:14 pm
what an arse. noted, thanks
 

. (0)
Sunday August 17, 2014, 8:54 pm
Noted & shared. Thanks Cal
 

Roberto M. (55)
Monday August 18, 2014, 9:16 pm
Noted
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Tuesday August 19, 2014, 3:11 am
noted
 

Sandra Ferri (208)
Wednesday September 10, 2014, 10:43 pm
Noted Thanks for sharing xoxo
 
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