While most college kids have big dreams of moving out of their parent’s house and making a major impact on the world while in college, House Speaker Paul Ryan was having slightly different dreams. His hatred for the working poor and government services designed to assist them during financially difficult times has been going on since his college days. Just like the ambitions of every normal college kid, Paul Ryan was hoping that someday he could kill off Medicaid. After all, college is no place for idealism and striving to be a better human, but rather fulfilling the dreams of sociopathic (and hypocritical) philosopher Ayn Rand in between bong hits.
Speaking at the National Review Institute’s Ideas Summit this past March in Washington D.C., Ryan told Rich Lowry, the current editor of the long-time Conservative publication founded by William F. Buckley, just how he felt about the program that has saved millions of lives and benefited hospitals.
So Medicaid, sending it back to the states, capping its growth rate. We’ve been dreaming of this since I’ve been around — since you and I were drinking at a keg. . . . I’ve been thinking about this stuff for a long time. We’re on the cusp of doing something we’ve long believed in.
So then he’s always been a sniveling little weasel who misses the message of Rage Against The Machine.
The CBO (Congressional Budget Office) has already estimated that Trumpcare (or TrumpDon’tCare) would cause 24 million people to lose their health insurance by 2026, with 14 million of those losses due to the cuts Ryan is planning to the Medicaid program.
But for Ryan, a supposedly nominal Catholic whose positions on feeding the poor and healing the sick are ridiculously opposed to anything remotely resembling Christian values, this bill may be the apex of his youthful dreams. Again, totally normal and exactly what Jesus would’ve wanted since everyone knows that Jesus was a fan of the Boards of health insurance companies. Luckily, this bill has about as much chance of surviving the Senate as people forced to live on it will.
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