Hypocrisy, GOP style
A revealing snip-it of Representative Paul Ryan's speech to the Heritage Club:
"We're coming close to a tipping point in America where we might have a net majority of takers versus makers in society and that could become very dangerous if it sets in as a permanent condition. Because what we will end up doing is we will convert our safety net system — which is necessary I believe to help people who can’t themselves, to help people who are down on their luck get back onto their feet — into a hammock that ends up lulling people into lives of dependency and complacency which drains them of their incentive and the will to make the most of their lives."
This provided Charlie Pearce a great topic for commenting on Ryan's hypocrisy. Not only is Ryan being divisive (takers vs makers), but he also spent some time on the public dole and now seems to be pretty dependent on the government for his money.
And Krugman marvels at the amount of hypocrisy the GOP base can tolerate what with Cain's blatant lies about sexually harassment and naming Representative, Joe Walsh, who refused to support his own children, a pro-family paragon.
'Tis indeed a troubling conundrum.