Paul Ryan went to college on Social Security money!
How dare he deny others the same saving grace?!
From NPR Report of April 8th 2011:
...He was born and still lives in Janesville, Wisconsin. When Paul Ryan was 16, his father died of a heart attack. He saved up the Social Security benefits he received up to his 18th birthday and used the money to help pay for college....
....He is such a passionate fan of the dystopian writer Ayn Rand that he requires staff members to read her 1,200-page novel "Atlas Shrugged."
----- AND YET "AYN RAND" (HER PSEUDONYM) ALSO DEPENDED ON SOCIAL SECURITY AT THE END OF HER LIFE:
TEA PARTY AND THE RIGHT
AlterNet / By Joshua Holland:
....In the real world, however, Rand herself received Social Security payments and Medicare benefits under the name of Ann O'Connor (her husband was Frank O'Connor).
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By Michael Ford
Posted: December 5, 2010 10:35 AM
Ayn Rand and the VIP-DIPers
....A heavy smoker who refused to believe that smoking causes cancer brings to mind those today who are equally certain there is no such thing as global warming. Unfortunately, Miss Rand was a fatal victim of lung cancer....
However, it was revealed in the recent "Oral History of Ayn Rand" by Scott McConnell (founder of the media department at the Ayn Rand Institute) that in the end Ayn was a vip-dipper as well. An interview with Evva Pryror, a social worker and consultant to Miss Rand's law firm of Ernst, Cane, Gitlin and Winick verified that on Miss Rand's behalf she secured Rand's Social Security and Medicare payments which Ayn received under the name of Ann O'Connor (husband Frank O'Connor).
Are these facts not enough to prove once and for all that their arguments are false? Where are the Congress members with the guts to confront this giant lie that we all exist on tiny separate selfish islands, hording and hating? We are a community! We are human! The air, water, and natural world are in common trust and are to be protected. Our taxes are for the common good. Government's purpose is to promote the common good. No orphan should walk the streets alone --- no fatherless son should be denied help from the community: Paul Ryan was not. No dying, elderly, ill woman should be left to suffer unattended: Ayn Rand was not.
Further, having just mailed my enormous social security tax payment: These systems belong to us! We paid for them --- we paid for social security and medicare and have every paycheck, in every tax return! They are NOT entitlements. They are sane solutions as even the arrogant among us have often come to learn....