Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Ryan Commits Class Warfare and Division by Blaming Obama of Class Warfare and Division.

Paul Ryan likes to divide us by bringing up and blaming others for class warfare and division! But its really the old game of, "I know you are but what am I."

Paul Ryan is a master of this game. His use of talking point cliches, like a Klingon cloaking device, hides many of his plans major flaws. The formula Ryan uses looks something like this:
Ryan: "(wonky sounding numbers), cliche, (wonky sounding numbers), cliche.
Studying Ryan's Reactions: Looking past the condescending leadership style of Paul Ryan, you'll see him falter a little with Meet the Press' David Gregory, and then spew his formulaic answer. He makes the false claim Obama's stimulus failed, deflecting attention away from his own daja vu policies that ended up crashing the global economy.
Gregory: "Aren't you vulnerable to the charge Republicans are only looking out for the rich, isn't that divisive?"

Ryan: "(gulp) Well, people make the charge, what I would simply say is...(scrambling for something) I don't worry about people who are already rich, I'm worried about getting people to become successful...when you keep raising all these tax rates, all these regulatory barriers on successful small businesses, how are we going to get the jobs of tomorrow?"
So which is it Paul, you don't worry about the rich, but you do worry about barriers for the successful rich? Doh!

The Baseline Lie: Ryan's whole economic plan depends on believing small business will be devastated by Obama's tax on the wealthy, but:
IRS statistics indicate that only 3 percent of small businesses would be subject to the higher tax, and many studies of previous tax increases suggest that it would have minimal impact on hiring.
Just as bad, a recent book about entrepreneurship disputes the idea individuals worry about rules and regulations that might hinder their ability to thrive:
NYT: According to the Joint Committee on Taxation, 97 percent of all businesses owners do not earn enough to be subject to the higher rates. Even among the 750,000 businesses that would be subjected to the higher rates in 2011, many are sole proprietors — a classification so amorphous it can include everyone from corporate executives who earn income on rental property to entertainers, hedge fund managers and investment bankers.
Is it any surprise he's protecting the wealthy who don’t have employees to begin with. That's “job creation.” Ryan’s plan will actually make everything much worse because it blocks "job creation:"
But much of the research over the last two decades has found that increases in top tax rates can lead to an increase in the formation of small businesses, as wealthy individuals apparently begin start-ups to avail themselves of the more generous tax breaks offered to businesses, according to a report released by the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service, which surveyed more than 20 studies on the effects of taxes on hiring.
It's obvious that Ryan is no genius, just a sincere looking hustler breathlessly trying save face. He’s lashed out and made panicky statements in the past, and he will again, like in the video here. And the GOP, without Ryan’s wonkish credibility, makes them completely irrelevant.

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