So Lyin’ Paul Ryan is at it again, this time claiming that he never called Americans receiving benefits as part of a social safety net, “takers.” In typical TEApublican fashion, Eddie Munster :cough: Lyin’ Ryan tries to dance around his well known, ad nauseum throw away line, the best and only way he knows: by lying his ass off.
Here’s what the lying Ayn Rand disciple said in a 2010 video interview with Rep. Walter Jones (R-what else?)
“Right now about 60 percent of the American people get more benefits in dollar value from the federal government than they pay back in taxes,” Ryan said. “So we’re going to a majority of takers versus makers in America and that will be tough to come back from that. They’ll be dependent on the government for their livelihoods [rather] than themselves.”
“Do you want the American idea of an opportunity society with a safety net where you can take a risk, start a business, make a difference, succeed and be honored for being successful?,” said pathological liar Paul Ryan on June 15, 2012, “Or do we go down the path the president is proposing — a social welfare state, a cradle-to-the-grave society where we have more takers than makers.”
Jon Stewart totally rips apart the lies in this video saying, “Look, the idea that Republicans had actually characterized even Social Security and Medicare as hallmarks of a taker society, I’ll let the speakers from this year’s Republican National Convention in Tampa explain how that came to be,” “Yeah, you built that sh*t.”