“Right now about 60 percent of the American people get more benefits in dollar value from the federal government than they pay back in taxes,” Ryan said. “So we’re going to a majority of takers versus makers in America and that will be tough to come back from that. They’ll be dependent on the government for their livelihoods [rather] than themselves.” [Huffington Post]
AFTER A great week for Democrats, which began with President Obama’s empowering Second Inaugural Address, Rep. Paul Ryan set himself up for spectacular humiliation by the master, Jon Stewart.
President Obama was right to use Ryan’s “takers” campaign against him, because it’s true. Jon Stewart explains in the video above, using Paul Ryan’s words to do it.
And as Stewart says, Obama’s use of “takers” in his speech this week wasn’t a “straw man,” it was actually “plagiarism.”
Cue the laugh track, which comes at Ryan’s expense.