Rand Paul has no idea what life is like for these people -- but then again, empathy for people who aren't like you is not exactly a prerequisite for Republican presidential nominees, is it?
Melissa Harris-Perry's "open letter" went out to Rep. Paul Ryan, who held a hearing on poverty this week, but despite the request from Rep. Barbara Lee, refused to allow someone who is living in poverty to testify.
What difference do his reasons make? Obama's made his intentions clear: He wants to cut Social Security and Medicare.
Hint: Not who teabaggers think.
Debt-Panel Faces Pressure From Lawmakers’ Backers. What A Shame If They Can't Agree On Cutting Social Security And Medicare!
A Republican think tank hack quoted in this story uses classic misdirection techniques. He equates Democrats lobbying for senior citizens on behalf of Social Security and Medicare with ... Republican "distaste" for tax increases. Yoo hoo, Mr.