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Have you no decency?

Paul Ryan’s absolute greatest passion in life, the thing that drives him and underlies all of his work in public office, is destroying government programs for poor and low-income people.

This was behind his 2005 push to privatize Social Security; it’s behind the budgets he released every single year from 2008 to 2014, which dramatically slashed everything from Medicare to Medicaid to food stamps; it’s behind his “poverty plan” that promised to block-grant food stamps and Medicaid and thus eliminate the federal guarantee that the poor won’t die from starvation or lack of medical care; it’s behind his proposal to take money away from poor disabled people and slap ineffective and vindictive work requirements on every program in sight.

Paul Ryan is a guy who, by his own recollection, has been dreaming of taking health care away from poor people since he was “drinking out of kegs,” and who makes his interns read Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, an extended argument for the moral precept that poor people are stupid and lazy and do not deserve help from anybody.

This person, on Friday, condemned Democrats for … not wanting to give health care to poor and middle-class children.

Last night the House voted to keep the government open and reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Today, Senate Democrats are threatening to block that bill and force a government shutdown.

— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) January 19, 2018

Do they actually oppose children’s health insurance? I don’t think so. Do they have a problem with the funding resolution? No. This is about extorting unrelated policy through a government shutdown.

— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) January 19, 2018

The House has done its part to keep the government open and now Senate Democrats will Read More Here