GOP Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney went bold with his running mate selection but in the final analysis may have given the election back to the incumbent. Now I am no fan of President Barack Obama and his constant whining about things that he himself has no problem embracing or the constant pandering to a base not smart enough to know that they have been played for his own political expediency, but Mitt Romney has sold out to the wishes of a rebel minority within his own party for the sake of that same expediency.
Paul Ryan may be a rising star among Tea Party faithful, but his plan to save America would be done at the expense of a disappearing middle class while still embracing and ignoring the greatest drain upon the American economy - which by the way is not Medicare - but the U.S. Military Complex. Ryan's Path To Prosperity has carefully avoided angering the wealthy who profit from the many tentacles of Defense Spending. So who gets hammered here?
The Middle Class!
Look I am not saying that there isn't government waste and fraud to be found in the various programs known as "the safety net," but that pales in comparison to the wasted millions for defense spending that often results in armament and equipment becoming obsolete long before it is ever implemented or used by the war hawks. And that isn't even counting the "scrapped programs after Billions have been spent disproving their usefulness."
But defense spending is what it is and has long been the favorite playground of Republicans. And the only way America can continue to feed that obsession is by taking money away from other programs that effect the lives of everyday average citizens who are forced to subsidize that enormous government waste while sacrificing the little bit they get in return. Average Americans can all but forget about getting their measly mortgage interest write-off or affordable student loans for their children if Paul Ryan's influence rubs off on a victorious Romney.
Hey - I really don't give a damn if the rich keep getting richer - but dammit they better pay their fair share of the freight too!
But that won't happen if this GOP ticket wins the White House.
A vote for Romney / Ryan would be a vote austerity on a scale similar to Europe and we all know how that is working out don't we?
As much as it pains me to say this, but it really seems to me that we are far better off with a lame-duck Obama and its four years of acrimony and gridlock until the GOP finally figures out that they can't just can't dismantle the American Middle Class.
Talk about having no choices in 2012!
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