— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) March 18, 2017
Oh, college! It’s a time when young adults discover their professional interests, when they live alone for the first time, when many people come into their sexuality, and when youth get to explore other adult pleasures. And, if you were House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), it was a time to dream about how, someday, you would take health care away from millions of poor people. In a conversation with the National Review’s Rich Lowry on Friday, Ryan bragged about how conservatives now have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to take health coverage away from the most vulnerable Americans. “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.” Ryan is 47 years old, which means that, if he started “drinking at a keg” early in his college career, he’s fantasized about all the poor people who could be stripped of health care for nearly three decades.
Most Penis-Americans, if we’re being honest, would admit to spending our college years trying to get laid (mostly without success). We drank, some of us got stoned, and we did whatever we could to convince someone of the opposite sex to get naked with us. Of course, most of us were slackers, bouncing aimlessly through our higher education experience…and had no clue how to convince someone to do the horizontal mambo with us.
Paul Ryan evidently spent his college years dreaming of denying millions of poor folks access to health care. He knew what he wanted out of life- to punish the poor for their poverty and to make this country the property and playground of wealthy White Conservatives. Yes, Virginia; Paul Ryan was the most insufferable frat boy in American history. Mama must be fairly beaming with pride, eh?
Man, who knew being an unapologetically evil asshole was a career path with a bright future?