Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Daily Hypocrite: Paul Ryan

So Boehner is out as Speaker and the GOP can’t seem to find anyone to take his place; some have stepped forward, only to step back because, well, they’re fools whose big moths get them into trouble.
And now the GOP is trying to get Wisconsin Congressman, and ISBL Asshat of the Week award winner, Paul Ryan to step up, though he has a set of demands to be met before taking over, chief among them that the Teabaggers have to be nice to him. Seriously it boils down to that, and, one other demand:
“I cannot and will not give up my family time.”
Paul Ryan and his wife, Janna, have three children, and Ryan leaves Washington every single weekend to travel home to Janesville to be with them, and he will not stop doing that, you hear me?

Luckily, though, he has a job and the financial resources to be able to travel back and forth in order to be at home with his family, and yet, at the same time he proposes budget cuts many of the programs that would help other parents, not GOP Congressional parents, in similar situations.

A Paul Ryan budget cuts funding for programs that help poor parents who need child care subsidies while they work one, two and sometimes three jobs just to make ends meet. But, like many in the GOP, we know that Paul Ryan doesn’t really care for poor people, because they aren’t the GOP base, and he has often said that more poor people don’t ‘value’ work.
I imagine he thinks of this every weekend as he flies home from his highly paid job to be with his family.

Yes, Paul Ryan, who has demanded that, if he takes on the role as Speaker of the House, he will not now or ever relinquish any of the time he needs for his family, voted against a bill that would give federal employees four weeks paid paternity leave; he also voted against President Obama’s attempt to adopt paid parental leave in both the public and private sectors. 

Paul Ryan, being praised by the right for being a loving father and devoted family man in demanding that his time with his family not be compromised if he takes this new job, and yet he works hard to make sure other fathers and, especially, mothers, who make nowhere the same income as he makes, and have nowhere near the same amount of paid time off each year, cannot be at home with their families.

Hypocrite say what?


the dogs' mother said...

oh dear... i thought that was one good
thing in his favor.

Michael Dodd said...

So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. (Matthew 7:12)
Being a good Roman Catholic and all, I suspect the gentleman has heard this before ...

Mitchell is Moving said...

I've got nothing to add in my continued disgust and incredulity.

Helen Lashbrook said...

Paul Ryan sounds like George Osborne, our Chancellor of the Exchequer, who is the heir of a wallpaper fortune but is too busy cutting monies to the poorest to give to the rich. Robin Hood he ain't; he's giving extra tax allowances that target the rich and inheritance tax allowances are being increased to benefit the richest in society while tax credits to the poorest are cut. And this is from a man who professes to want to help give the working (and therefore acceptable) poor a lift up to gain the American dream.....sorry the English dream, which differs only from the American dream in that it is set in Little England.

Both men are detestable hypocrites

Debbie said...

If I've gotta give up MY family time for work than he should give up HIS family time for the country. I love this right wing christian family loving hypocrites.