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Re: “Ryan needs Swift kick

It surely seems like Gene Lyons is trying to put words in Paul Ryan's mouth. Ryan simply stated a fact that there is a welfare mentality in the inner city, which has bloomed during the failed War on Poverty that was declared by President Lyndon Johnson. Ryan did not resort to name-calling, as Lyons did in throwing his (I assume) deceased grandfather under the bus and referring to Ryan as a "tinhorn". And to associate Ryan's statement to the genocide that the English were certainly guilty of during the Irish Potato Famine is outrageous! Ryan did not propose taking away food or benefits from any recipients. He stated the system is broken in certain areas, which is, unfortunately, the case. We can and should do better to help those who are down on their luck, but it is not a permanent solution and should not be thought of that way by anyone.

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Posted by chicago irish on 03/23/2014 at 12:48 PM

 

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