It’s absolutely sickening Republicans like Paul Ryan are allowed to stay in power after making horrifying statements. We desperately need to clean out the House of Reps. next fall.
From The Proud Liberal:
Just last week the current Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, gave a speech at the largest annual gathering of leaders and activists within the conservative movement at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). In this speech, he said one of the most disturbing things ever uttered in the name of politics.
Paul Ryan has become an outspoken critic of the War on Poverty, albeit with facts and figures that have been misrepresented, at best. But in this speech he took aim at the children at the very center of American poverty, those who are innocent and in situations well beyond the realm of their own control. According to Time Magazine, “free lunches provided to children by government programs give kids ‘a full stomach — and an empty soul.’ “
During his speech he recalls a story about a poor family in Wisconsin that was told to him: “She once met a young boy from a poor family. And every day at school, he would get a free lunch from a government program. But he told Eloise he didn’t want a free lunch. He wanted his own lunch — one in a brown-paper bag just like the other kids’. He wanted one, he said, because he knew a kid with a brown-paper bag had someone who cared for him.”
He goes on to say that “the Left” desires comfort while caring little for dignity. I guess to Republicans, dignity is more important than nourishment.