Blue-eyed sociopath Paul “350 Buck-Chuck” Ryan was asked about the CBO report stating that top 1% (also known to Ryan as “my base”) are eating all of the cake and leaving only crumbs for The Poors and it’s getting worse.
A Tuesday report by the Congressional Budget Office suggests that under conservative policies, wealthy are paying less and getting more while everybody else has stagnated. Top earners have hoovered up the vast majority of income growth in the past three decades while simultaneously their share of the tax burden has declined, and their share of government services has increased.
Ryan said he hasn’t read that report yet, but obliquely praised the policies that have exacerbated this trend.
“Let’s not focus on redistribution, let’s focus on upward mobility,” he said. “If these studies are used as justification for erecting new and more barriers for making it harder for people to rise, all that will do is reduce our prosperity in this country.”
“We’re coming close to a tipping point in America where we might have a net majority of takers versus makers in society and that could become very dangerous if it sets in as a permanent condition. Because what we will end up doing is we will convert our safety net system — which is necessary I believe to help people who can’t themselves, to help people who are down on their luck get back onto their feet — into a hammock that ends up lulling people into lives of dependency and complacency which drains them of their incentive and the will to make the most of their lives.”
And if you thought the “Let’s not focus on redistribution, let’s focus on upward mobility” comment had a urine-scented whiff of “Please, please. This is supposed to be a happy occasion. Let’s not bicker and argue about who killed who” you’re probably a “taker” lounging in your welfare-hammock while on funemployment and, just you wait, a day of reckoning is a’comin’ when you’re going to have to get one of those non-existent jobs that the makers are not making because of unfair governmental roadblocks like the minimum wage, child labor laws, and “no, you can’t poison the water or air with chemicals” elitism.
So, really, shame on you guys….
(Unsurprisingly, Charlie Pierce has a similar yet better written take on this. Seriously, he’s making us all superfluous…)