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Chart: Ruh-roh! Red state socialism alert!



There it is, in black and white, red and blue. Takers and makers, moochers and givers, socialists and ...

Wait. Just. A minute.

Oh my GOD! Look at that chart! What's become of this country of ours?!  The Red State Socialists are winning! The Takers are Taking! Taking OVER, that is! Hide the kids! Everybody panic!


Or, just get a grip and realize that the government is there to represent us (aka elections), protect us, keep us safe, help us, and even provide opportunity. It's about time those on takers the right accept reality, take a hard look at facts, breathe deeply, and reset.


"Paul Ryan Shrugged"


Your Daily Dose of BuzzFlash at Truthout, via my pal Mark Karlin:

Reader Eric K. Johnson sent a proposal to BuzzFlash at Truthout for the Paul Ryan sequel to Ayn Rand's famous book, "Atlas Shrugged."  The book encapsulates Rand's theory of "objectivist" indifference to the "parasites" of the earth, those who get in the way of the "rational selfishness" of the masters of the universe.  This is a philosophy avidly embraced by Ryan over the years.

BuzzFlash at Truthout took the liberty of reducing the short book outline to a few Paul Ryan tenets. (Although we took the liberty of putting his philosophy from pen to paper, Ryan had no role in it.):

Grandma couldn't afford medical care to treat her colon cancer and passed away – and Paul Ryan Shrugged

Poor children had nothing to eat for lunch at school. Blaming the teachers, Paul Ryan shrugged. [...]

Women were forced to carry babies to term, even if raped – Paul Ryan shrugged.

Gays were beat up by gangs of skinheads – Paul Ryan shrugged.

Taxes on what was left of the middle class were doubled to provide increased tax breaks for the top ten percent who owned the majority of American assets – Paul Ryan shrugged. [...]

America's roads and infrastructure fell apart leaving all but the rich living in a dystopian society that was a step back toward the stone age – Paul Ryan shrugged. [...]

Paul Ryan accepted Social Security survivor payments to cover his college costs and then became dependent on tax payer dollars for a salary of more that $170,000 a year, a lavish pension covered primarily by hard working Americans, and top of the line healthcare. His extended family's company got fat on government contracts – Paul Ryan shrugged. [...]

And then Paul Ryan brown-nosed his way into becoming a vice presidential candidate with an empty suit who was all smiles because he was too dimwitted to be concerned about anything but amassing a pirate's bounty – and the two of them didn't shrug: they looked forward to creating an international members only club of avaricious greed. ......

Please read the rest here.

More on Paul Ryan's "love affair" with Ayn Rand and his recent change-of-heart  squirmitude here.


VIDEO: "If Coupon Paul's Medicare plan so darned good for folks under 55, why is it not good enough for everyone now!"


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I caught this on MSNBC this morning, but our one of our favorite readers, HarborGuy, managed to jot it down and email it to us. Above are the two clips.

A couple of wonderful points about Coupon Paul's Medicare plan:

1. IF it's so darned good for folks under 55, why is it not good enough for everyone now! (E.J. Dionne)

2. That it is costing family members money now, to help out seniors on Medicare as it stands. As we move into the future and if Little Eddie's plan were to be put in place, not only would it cost seniors that up to 6 grand but it would probably fall
to family to supplement that, putting their OWN retirement/savings plans at risk! (Lizz Winstead)

I hope that Campaign Obama starts asking those questions.

Here's the entire segment. And it was great to see Ari Melber take the reins. He's one of MSNBC's best:

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VIDEO: Team Obama presents Medicare FACTS. "Not one of the claims on Romney's whiteboard is actually true."


A one-two punch. One:


Get the facts: http://OFA.BO/WBvfr2


"Now Mitt Romney is attacking the President on Medicare?"

"The non-partisan AARP says Obamacare 'cracks down on Medicare fraud, waste, and abuse' and 'strengthens guaranteed benefits'."

"And the Ryan plan?"

"AARP says it would undermine ... Medicare and could lead to higher costs for seniors...."

"And experts say Ryan's voucher plan could raise future retirees' costs more than six thousand dollars."

"Get the facts."

Go to: http://OFA.BO/WBvfr2


exposes the "flat out" lies and hypocrisy:

Stephanie Cutter breaks down how the Romney-Ryan plan will end Medicare as we know it, turning it into a voucher system and making seniors pay up to $6,400 more. She also shares how President Obama is already strengthening Medicare and helping seniors save money.

"Here's our own digital whiteboard..." Oh snap, a sly slam at Team Romney's fossily, moth-eaten ways.