I served with Rep. Ryan on the 18 member Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, and learned firsthand from the personally congenial Ryan just how dark his vision of America’s future is for all but the super-rich…

Considering his zeal for propping up the super rich, I wasn’t surprised when the Washington Post revealed that Budget Chairman Paul Ryan “has taken $1.4 million from banks, hedge funds, investment houses and other financial services companies.” It’s a two-way street between Ryan and his Wall Street pals — but the shrinking middle class, the poor, and others who benefit from bedrock American support programs including seniors and those with disabilities just keep hitting road blocks.

The Republicans led by Ryan are determined to keep serving only their wealthy constituency and push the rest of America down a dangerous road that threatens what has long been a consensus vision of our country as the land of opportunity for all.