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ELECTION: Give Romney and Ryan a break

Letter by Martin Kimeldorf, Tumwater on Sep. 4, 2012 at 1:10 pm | 33 Comments »
September 4, 2012 1:10 pm

Please give Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney a break; they’re handicapped by their backgrounds and forgetfulness.

Romney’s special lifestyle has limited his contact with those truly in need. He cannot be blamed for wanting to dismantle the health care, education and support systems of those living outside his gated compound.

Ryan conveniently forgets his teenage years, when he banked Social Security survivor checks to pay for college. Today, Ryan writes that government assistance checks breed “dependency and complacency.” After having benefited from the safety net, Ryan would yank it out from under you and me. Of course, he later married into wealth and has no need for a safety net today.

Ryan-Romney and company claim that unemployment, Social Security, and public assistance checks go primarily to freeloaders. And yet they have no problem with freeloading rich folk living truly extravagant lifestyles based on huge tax breaks, insider tips, market swindles and lucrative government contracts. Surely Ryan and Romney have confused the needy with the greedy.

These candidates have knelt too long before the gods of business. They’ve been brainwashed by the self-righteous priests of profiteering who preach survival of the fittest. As a result they have replaced their God-given warm, pulsing hearts with cold, cold stone.

If you are wealthy, please vote your Ryan-Romney peers. But if you are just hanging on, fearful and hateful, then vote the GOP against your own self-interests. And if you are undecided, God rest your soul.

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