Paul Ryan still doesn't get it. He blames Tuesday's upset victory of Democrat Kathy Hochul over Republican Jane Corwin to represent NY-26 on Democratic scare tactics. Scare tactics? Seniors have every right to be scared of Ryan's plan.
Suppose you send me to the grocery store to buy you a gallon of milk. Milk costs $3.50 a gallon but you give me $2. I spend the whole day "denying business to inefficient providers" and at the end of the day, bring you back a pint. That's the Ryan Plan.
The Republicans repeatedly say "F you" to everyone in this country except for the elite wealthy and big corporations. The party has moved so far to the right, its core policies are far out of the American mainstream.
The death of Osama bin Laden is an opportunity to reflect upon the deterioration of the US. We've entered into an endless state of war and our economy teeters on the brink of collapse. And, as a people, we've developed a distinctive derangement.
Our focus has to be on preserving and strengthening our society's safety net. I won't accept any "reform" that, as Obama has put it, fundamentally alters the way we view our commitment to our seniors, to our country, and to each other.