The 60 Plus Association aka Paul Ryan’s Prostitutes
Just what we need: another corporate-funded “grass roots” organization to promote the Far Right agenda. We’s just plain folks and we don’t need them there gummint bureaucrats messin’ with our Freedom.
The Astroturf 60 Plus Association is running a $1.4 million advertising campaign to convince senior citizens that Paul Ryan is on THEIR side. The chairman of 60 Plus, Jim Martin, said:
“The Democrats and Obama are destroying Medicare. It's time to put an end to their 'mediscare' tactics.”
No doubt, we’ll all be treated to a bunch of orchestrated “spontaneous” demonstrations on behalf of Paul Ryan’s agenda. Whatever their mis-spelled signs say, their underlying message will be “I’m old and I want to bend over for Wall Street.”
As long as we’re talking about Paul Ryan: You may have wondered why Ryan and his fellow corporate prostitutes are so adamant about preserving the oil industry’s $45 billion tax subsidies.
Paul Ryan and his wife own a large stake in four companies that lease land to the same oil companies that are benefiting from OUR tax dollars. The companies are run by Paul Ryan’s father-in-law. How cozy.
Also: One of Ryan’s fellow errand boys, Fred Upton (R—Hooker), owns $250,000 worth of ExxonMobil stock.
At one time, slippery dealings like this were known as “corruption” and “conflict of interest.” Not any more, apparently.