Leave Paul Ryan Alone
Stop. Just stop it. Paul Ryan is not here to end Medicaid nor is he here to wage class warfare on the middle and lower class. He is not a snobby elitist that is waiting to swallow Capitol Hill with corporate interests while distributing dirt to the poor. What he is here to do is replace leadership that has recklessly spent money it did not have to begin with on luxuries, not necessities. Yes, I will go there: food stamps and government checks to the unemployed need to be scaled back.
Before calling me a member of the Tea Party Movement or a conservative zealot, it is important to draw the line between what is realistic and what is idealistic. The Obama administration caters to the latter; whenever someone promises you all the goods (universal healthcare, tax cuts, and stimulus packages), dolts, aka U.S. citizens, will shower you with adulation and extol. But what this country needs in the status quo is not leadership that conforms to the wants and desires of its constituents. Rather, the United States needs a leader that will let the truth have its day. And in that aspect, Paul Ryan is a no brainer.
The truth is simple: the federal government is broke. And when you are broke, the remedy is to spend less, not to spend more. As the garrulous Bill O’Reilly recently asserted, government can’t fix the economy, only competition can. Subscribing to this philosophy does not equate to picking sides on the political spectrum; it’s being intelligent and prudent, characteristics Ryan engenders through his track record of succeeding in life despite a fatherless childhood and a job working the grill at a local McDonald’s. On the contrary, what was Obama doing during his adolescent years? Consuming booze and indulging in debauchery, similar to the reckless and aimless agenda of his campaign.
Leave Paul Ryan and his political ideology alone. We should all exercise our rights to free speech, but not in a manner that slanders and defames a public figure with warrantless accusations. Paul Ryan has challenged Americans to face the truth and it is time we rose to the challenge instead of sucking our thumbs and reveling in complacency.