Sunday, July 10, 2011

In Defense of Paul Ryan's Morally Repugnant Life Style of $350 Bottled Wines. is an extremist mix of right wing whining and regurgitated propaganda.

So it should come as no surprise then that they would throw their two cents into defending Paul Ryan’s wining and dining extravaganza, where he casually paid for a $350 bottle of wine. 

The following conservative Townhall screed dredges up a long list of childish excuses; he didn't know, where do you draw the line, it’ll hurt the producers of expensive wine, and it’ll dictate ethical standards for those living the high life but who also want to force austere economic living standards on everyone else.

But even more bizarre; the articles writer Erika Johnsen actually compares Ryan’s bad behavior with billionaire liberals espousing the idea of spreading the wealth, while living rich. Uh, but they’re willing to give more of their money to everyone else vs. keeping all their money and screw everyone else.  

Johnsen has a token defense of Scott Walker’s grand opening mistake as governor that exposed his win-at-all-costs one party take over of the state, paid for by big corporate money.

“Remember last February, when some guy posing as a Koch brother prank called Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in a pathetic, lowly attempt to discredit him? Well, this is kind of like that, only dumber.

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), a leading advocate of shrinking entitlement spending and the architect of the plan to privatize Medicare, spent Wednesday evening sipping $350 wine with two like-minded conservative economists at the swanky Capitol Hill eatery Bistro Bis.

So, according to this 'exposé,' it is morally inappropriate for a Congressman proposing entitlement reform to drink expensive wine - well, where the heck do you draw that line? Should he only consume bread and water for the rest of his life? Should he sew his own suits out of burlap? And for that matter, who can, in good taste, drink expensive wine? Do the producers (often small business owners) of expensive wine deserve to be put out of business for producing such a frivolous product? Trying to dictate an ethical standard for how people can and cannot spend their own private disposable income is a very slippery socialist slope.

Ryan decided it would behoove him not to allow his friends to pick up the entire tab. I won't go into the long list of millionaire-liberals who spout the ideals of wealth redistribution while keeping servants and wearing high-end jewelry - it's too discouraging.

This article was cheap, vulgar, and just plain stupid…”

The wealthy conservative elite should be free to do anything they want with their accumulated wealth, that's true. But that doesn't mean they have one stitch of morel or ethical responsibility to their country or fellow Americans. After all, isn't that the reason why we have churches, charities, neighborhood car washes to help pay someones medical care and philanthropists? 

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