Paul Ryan Pledged 'Kappa Delta Let Poor People Die' In College
Freaking frat boy jerkwads
For a lot of us, our college years were the time we learned who we are, drank a lot of beer, and thought Kurt Vonnegut was the smartest writer ever (and we were right!). But not Paul Ryan! When Paul Ryan was a college lad, turns out one of his big dreams for the future was dismantling the social safety net, as we learn in this interview with the National Review's Rich Lowry:
“So Medicaid,” Ryan told Lowry, “sending it back to the states, capping its growth rate. We’ve been dreaming of this since I’ve been around — since you and I were drinking at a keg. . . . I’ve been thinking about this stuff for a long time. We’re on the cusp of doing something we’ve long believed in.”
We sure would have hated to go to a kegger with those guys. Ha, who are we kidding? Those guys had all the keggers, and still do, although it's probably a rare frat boy who gets a buzz on, looks out on the quad through his beer goggles, and mutters, "Someday... someday, my brothers, we'll ALL live in an America where aid for poor people's health care will be rationed out to the states in inadequate block grants, and 24 million people will be uninsured thanks to ME!"
Then his frat brothers would lead him to a chair and he'd sit there with his head leaning to one side, mentally stripping a young woman across the room of her reproductive rights.
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[ ThinkProgress ]