Prescott AZ (October 6, 2012) – In a Letter to the SedonaEye.com editor, Prescott Arizona reader Bob Lynne writes an opinion of Republican candidate for U.S. Vice President Paul Ryan:
Paul Ryan is a radical who, in his own words, was influenced early by the likes of Ayn Rand. This ideology has no room for compassion, no room for helping others, and is very self serving. Ryan’s budget follows this ideology. It favors the rich, but closes loopholes that will hurt seniors, the middle class, and the poor. Its government spending cuts will hurt the poor and middle class leading to fewer jobs, but increases spending for defense. (The U.S. currently spends more than the next 16 largest defense budgets combined).
According to the Economic Policy Institute, Ryan’s cuts would lead to the loss of 4.1 million jobs by 2014. The Ryan plan privatizes Social Security enriching Wall Street investment houses and ultimately hurting seniors. It privatizes Medicare and turns it into a voucher system with block grants to the states, driving up the costs for seniors. According to the Congressional Budget Office, Ryan’s budget cannot balance out and bring in the needed revenue, but Romney would sign the Ryan budget anyway.
Ryan is also radical regarding Women’s rights. He voted against equal pay for equal work for women. He is proud to say, according to The Weekly Standard, “I’m as pro-life as you can get.” That means he wants to take away every right for women to chose. He wants to redefine rape as “forcible rape” , thus by law, forcing women to carry fetuses to term for statutory rape, incest, and date rape. He is even in favor of hospitals refusing to help when the mother’s life is in danger and wants to define a fertilized egg as a legal person .
Paul Ryan is too radical to be first in line to the presidency.Bob Lynne Prescott AZ