Yet again Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan shows the utter contempt he holds for anyone receiving a government benefit.
Mitt Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan, share a similarly dim view of a very large portion of Americans, according to previously unreported remarks by Ryan. Both believe that many of their fellow citizens are dependent on government and have no motivation to improve their lives — but they disagree over the precise number.
Romney’s estimate, famously, is 47 percent. For Ryan, it’s 30 percent.
“Seventy percent of Americans want the American dream. They believe in the American idea. Only 30 percent want the welfare state,” Ryan said. “Before too long, we could become a society where the net majority of Americans are takers, not makers.”
Considering Paul Ryan was once one of the 30% of Americans he calls “takers, not makers,” I find his comments to be especially hypocritical and callous.
Watch Ryan’s comments for yourself.