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Isn't this just too cute by half? The budget architect of some of the worst, most divisive policies around (remember, as seen in the video above, his policies are too extreme for Newt Gingrich!) is attacking the president in a speech today for... pointing out the effects of those policies!
Reminds of that old joke about the guy who killed both his parents and then threw himself on the mercy of the court - because he was an orphan. Little Orphan Paulie!
House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) will take direct aim at President Barack Obama in a speech Wednesday morning, accusing him of “preying on the emotions of fear, envy and resentment” as he travels the country to sell his jobs plan.
In a speech at the Heritage Foundation, Ryan plans to say that Obama’s method of rallying public support for his $447 billion jobs package was “sowing social unrest and class resentment” and could be “just as damaging as his misguided policies,” according to excerpts obtained by POLITICO.
“Instead of working together where we agree, the president has opted for divisive rhetoric and the broken politics of the past,” Ryan will say, according to speech excerpts. “He is going from town to town, impugning the motives of Republicans, setting up straw men and scapegoats, and engaging in intellectually lazy arguments, as he tries to build support for punitive tax hikes on job creators.”
“Pitting one group against another only distracts us from the true sources of inequity in this country – corporate welfare that enriches the powerful, and empty promises that betray the powerless,” Ryan also plans to say.
Sez one of the chief purveyors of the Party of Corporate Welfare!
The speech at the Heritage Foundation marks another high-profile moment for the rising GOP star who many conservatives publicly longed for as their party’s nominee to challenge Obama in 2012. Ryan also gave a health-care heavy speech at Stanford University last month, calling for a comprehensive “replacement” to the health care law – not just a repeal of Obama’s signature domestic policy feat.