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.”
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.
Hypocrite say what?