Ryan's Diminishing Hope

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Ryan’s Diminishing Hope

When I think of Paul Ryan, I can’t help but draw parallels to the concept of Replicants in The film Blade Runner. In it, Replicants are high-functioning androids that require a special test to distinguish them from real human beings. They were the bright star highlighting mankind’s technological and scientific achievements. However, they quickly became one of the greatest disappointments, and had to be “retired” before they could do more harm. Ryan is the GOP’s golden boy, a bright star in the Republican party’s sky. He’s a cookie cutter replication of the Team Party meets GOP agenda. However, the initial excitement over Paul Ryan has started to wane as more light is shed on the disappointing hypocrisy surrounding his views on government spending.

Recently, Ryan Grim of the Huffington Post revealed how Ryan initially supported the economic stimulus as a solid recovery tool when it was proposed by the President George W. Bush.

“What we're trying to accomplish today with the passage of this third stimulus package is to create jobs and help the unemployed," Ryan said, in comments unearthed by MSNBC's ‘Up with Chris Hayes’ and provided to HuffPost. "What we're trying to accomplish is to pass the kinds of legislation that when they've passed in the past have grown the economy and gotten people back to work.” And he even goes on to state that “In recessions unemployment lags on well after a recovery has taken place."

But after President Obama successfully pushed through an economic stimulus plan, Ryan fell in line with the rest of his party and publicly criticized it, citing the overreach of big government and vowing to fight against increased government spending. However, according to the International Business Times, he had no problem taking some of the federal money from both the Bush and Obama administrations to help his hometown of…...

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