Ryan’s Hope, an American Tragedy

by Cindy on August 28, 2012

I guess I could go out and make a movie slamming presidential hopeful Mitt Romney and Robin, I mean Paul Ryan, but I neither have the time or money to do it, so, for anyone who wants to know what they don’t want you to know, read on. If you aren’t interested in learning the truth because you’re partisan ideals won’t allow it, that’s a shame, because in the end, we can all lose.

Under Paul Ryan’s most recent budget proposal, anyone earning between 20k and 30k will save $246.00 in taxes a year, while those earning over 1million will save $265,000. Something just doesn’t seem quite right with this.
Medicaid and other health care programs for low and moderate income families will be cut by 2.4 trillion dollars under their “Path to Prosperity” plan, and as many as 44 million people would not be covered under this plan.

If the Affordable Care Act is repealed like Romney is pledging to do, many 65 and 66 year olds will be left without health insurance because Ryan wants to raise the eligibility to 67 years old. Senior citizens would have to pay as much as 68% of their health care as compared to the 25% they currently pay.

The SNAP program would lose 134 billion in revenue cuts under the Path to Prosperity plan. This is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. They currently assist 64 million people a month.
Child Care Credit tax would be cut by more than $1500.00 a year for a single mom with 2 children, assuming she makes $14,500 a year. (Which is minimum wage)

Education, Training, Employment and Social Services would be cut by 33% under Ryan’s plan.

Government workers would receive a pay freeze until 2015 under Ryan’s plan.
So, Path to Prosperity or the demise of the lower classes? I don’t see anyone winning with this proposal except the rich.

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