Save us from Paul Ryan and the Kemp boys

Ryan’s big idea on poverty is indistinguishable from Kemp’s: “Get money and capital and credit into the inner cities of America and the barrios and ghettos of America.” This will “empower people”!

The best thing I ever heard about Dick Cheney is that, after listening to Ryan drone on about how Republicans needed to create “a real ownership society” at a meeting with members of Congress, Cheney said, “Yeah, we’re not going to do that,” and then turned to a different representative.

Imagining a photo of himself on the mantle of every black household in America, Ryan touts his forum on poverty, saying, “There are few challenges tougher than the fight against poverty, and we need all hands on deck.”

Wow. What a caring person. No one’s ever talked about poverty before! (Have they?)