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Creepy is as creepy does, Paul Ryan
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Mitt Romney surrogate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is criticizing the "Julia" interactive infographic released by the Obama campaign last week. The infographic shows how policies created and supported by President Obama's administration help women, cradle to grave. Ryan thinks the whole idea of government services is "creepy" and "demeaning."
“It suggests that this woman can’t go anywhere in life without Barack Obama’s government-centered society. It’s kind of demeaning to her,” Ryan said. “She must have him and his big government to depend on to go anywhere in life. It doesn’t say much about his faith in Julia.”
Because there's nothing demeaning about going hungry and being unable to provide health care or education for your kids, Romney's and Ryan's preferred path for "Julia." That "government-centered" society giving Ryan the creeps includes Head Start, public education, Pell Grants, health insurance, fair pay, access to birth control, prenatal care, small business loans and tax cuts, Medicare, and Social Security.

This part is good, too.

“Every one of those slides, I could go after their manipulation of statistics, and disentangle and unpack each of those talking points,” said Ryan. “It’s just the narrative that they’re trying to tell, that for this woman to succeed, she has to have a really big government.”
That coming from the flim-flam budgeter who insists that massive tax cuts for the wealthy will be revenue neutral (we still don't know what loopholes he would close) and that the Pentagon can be wallowing in funds. This is the Very Serious guy who seems to think tax cuts are the unicorn poop fertilizer for prosperity for the nation.

Originally posted to Joan McCarter on Mon May 07, 2012 at 09:56 AM PDT.

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