Thursday, August 30, 2012

Paul Ryan's Matrix

"I accept the calling of my generation to give our children the America that was given to us, with opportunity for the young and security for the old -- and I know that we are ready," Ryan said. "Our nominee is sure ready. His whole life has prepared him for this moment -- to meet serious challenges in a serious way, without excuses and idle words. After four years of getting the runaround, America needs a turnaround, and the man for the job is Gov. Mitt Romney." - Paul Ryan

The America that was given to them, Ryan and Romney in the 1980's, included income tax for the wealthiest Americans at 50%. Today those same Americans are finding ways to pay approximately 13% (Romney's return for the past three five or so years anyway), and the capital gains tax is significantly less than it was in the 1980's. Yet, they want less taxation. 

Romney was never one of us. He was always the son of a very wealthy father. To think that we have a baby that was coddled from crib to being sixty years old on the coattails of wealth to be the most powerful leader in the world... this is not the America that Romney or Ryan grew up with. Romney is not   Nixon, Reagan, Ford, Bush nor even his son. Ryan is still much less of a man. 

In fact, for Ryan to put himself and Romney into the same category of knowing about America is ludicrous. Romney is nearly twenty years his elder. Paul Ryan doesn't remember the bicentennial of our nation. He would have been six years old... probably the summer between kindergarten and first grade. I'm a only 46, but for Ryan to say that he and Romney grew up in the same America is reaching for a Norman Rockwell moment that was never reality. It didn't' happen Paul.

If you're looking forward to an America where the wealthiest 1% buy and sell politicians for their personal gain, then welcome to Ryan's America. Welcome to the future of the free world when ideas and hopes and dreams are only the reality of the wealthiest 1%. Welcome to the Matrix. Welcome to being a person who works for the sake of the machine known as the 1%. 

Paul Ryan, this is your hope for America. You believe you can fix us all and nobody else can. You've worked so hard hating our current President that you have no other choice but to extol a voice in the wilderness as if you have some prophetic knowledge that nobody else has.

 In your reality, you believe business without conscience for humanity will fuel an economy that makes all of us feel better. In reality though, only the 1% control the machine. Only the 1% get more than bread to take home for their families. This is your hope and this is Romney's reality.  

Paul Ryan, in realty you know that your possible Vice-Presidnecy may become the end of the working class. In reality, Bain Capital raised hundreds of millions of dollars for the 1% while putting businesses into bankruptcy and making working class families become unemployed as Bain helped close their factories.

In reality, you are the Matrix. Our choice is simply the red pill or the blue. We hope we still have a choice. But do we really? 

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