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Romney-Ryan Offer No Pathway to Self Reliance

More than three-fifths of the cuts proposed by Mr. Ryan come from programs for low-income Americans. These cuts are so severe that the nation’s Catholic bishops protested the proposal as failing to meet society’s moral obligations, saying the plans “will hurt hungry children, poor families, vulnerable seniors.”

To Mr. Ryan, the poor will benefit when they no longer rely on government handouts. But his plans contain no pathway to self-reliance for the tens of millions of people who are either poor, unemployed or uninsured. In his world, they will be entirely on their own, or will rely on charity.

via The Romney-Ryan Plan for America – NYTimes.com.

Taking away without giving. Democrats have struggled for years to create a pathway and  have done no better. We have a sprawl-prison-car-enslaved nation. The answer lies in radical social change that can only happen when we have rid Congress of its most deleterious members. Then we can legislate to create car-free communities that build diversity into their fabric based on people’s aspirations and desires. Defeating  sprawl society and its policies and presuppositions is the agenda.

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The Romney-Ryan Debacle

It’s no wonder that Mr. Romney does not want to take full responsibility for his running mate’s ideas. Mr. Romney hasn’t issued a real budget plan and appears to have no interest in doing so before the election, perhaps for fear that voters might realize how little they would like it. Mr. Ryan, on the other hand, has assembled two spending plans, both of which were passed by the House. While the country is fortunate they were never enacted, they reveal Republican priorities in a way that Mr. Romney up to now has avoided.

via The Romney-Ryan Plan for America – NYTimes.com.

NYT says Ryan-Romney have no interest in revealing damaging cuts in their draconian plan for America.

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