Sunday, August 7, 2011

Reporter Dares Question Paul Ryan About His Budget Plan

Al Jazeera recently launched a program called Fault Lines, a half hour long news program that analyzes the political and economic divide, the "Fault Lines" that run through the world.

This week they released an episode focusing on "The Top 1%" which explores the growing wealth gap in the United States that has expanded by leaps and bounds over the last 30 years. It asks "How did the gap grow so wide, and so quickly?

Dane 101 Excerpt:

(Reporter's Perfectly Reasonable Questions Were Rude)

Wisconsin's very own Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Janesville, makes an appearance in the episode when the discussion turns to his budget plan. When the Al Jazeera reporter asks Ryan if his plan is undemocratic "given the fact the majority of American people oppose cuts to so-called entitlement spending" and "why he won't talk about tax burden for the richest in the country given the fact that wealth is so concentrated?" The reporter said the only answer Ryan gave was her "questions were rude."

In the video excerpt below, watch for Ryan's pompously smirky response to the reporter's question:

Watch full (25 minutes) "Fault Lines" episode here.

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