The GOP, led by Paul Ryan and Donald Trump, have again taken a bold step to try and pass a health-care bill that allows the super wealthy to get the health care they need, but leaves upwards of 20 million not-so-wealthy Americans, bankrupt or dead.
And I am forced to remind my followers that greed can kill. We see it in Nigeria, where thousands of children die ever week from hunger while the royal families bask in comfort. We see it in Syria, much in the same way. All the many struggles on this planet is one, the haves versus the have-nots. So, I think its fair to compare Paul Ryan and Donald Trump to Bashar Assad.
Paul grew up is a cushy lifestyle in Wisconsin. His great-grandfather, Patrick William Ryan founded an construction company in 1884, which later became P. W. Ryan and Sons, now known as Ryan Incorporated Central. His father did pass away when he was 16, but Paul’s needs were always taken care of. Paul received Social Security benefits from his deceased father to pay for college. Yet he has been one to advance the abolition of social security. Unappreciative. Ungrateful. Insensitive to the needs of others.
Born and raised in Damascus, Assad graduated from the medical school of Damascus University in 1988, and started to work as a doctor in the Syrian Army. Four years later, he attended postgraduate studies at the Western Eye Hospital in London, specializing in ophthalmology. In 1994, after his elder brother Bassel died in a car crash, Bashar was recalled to Syria to take over his role as heir apparent. He also inherited a cushy lifestyle that led him into politics. There is no doubt he is insensitive to the needs of others and is ungrateful for the benefits bestowed upon him by the accident of birth.
RYAN: If the ACA is repealed as Ryan wants, it is estimated that 36,000 people a year will die. Over 8 years 250,000 will die and countless more will suffer poverty.
ASSAD: As far as we know, al-Assad himself hasn’t killed anyone. However, his army has killed a lot of civilians at his direction. On 17 August 2015, the United Nations put out an estimate that 250,000 have died in his wars. It may be as high as 400,000 today.
So, what is the difference really between Paul Ryan and Bashar al-Assad?
Paul Ryan grew up in the wealthiest country on earth. – And still, a philosophy of self-centered greed for led him to discount human life so much – that he is OK with the death that will certainly occur if his health care ideas are put in place. Bassar al-Assad grew up in what is arguably the most stressful political environment on planet earth. And yes, he is clearly an insensitive killer.
But owing to the big differences between the Syrian and American environments, I can actually understand Assad’s devolution to an unsympathetic killer easier than I can understand Ryan’s lack of sympathy for his fellow Americans, which is clearly demonstrated in his health care bill.
Feel free to weigh directly to me on on this.
Yes, watching children die in gas attacks is hard to stomach. But make no mistake – these turned Republicans are also killers. They kill in ways that are slow and unseen. But dead is dead. And suffering is suffering.
Let’s remember to VOTE THEM ALL OUT in 2018.
This really means 90% of the GOP should be voted out in 2018. (There are a few decent GOP members. ) If we can do this, what we are witnessing today will be a short detour in the history of the USA.
Email me and I will send you a bumper sticker. We need to start showing fellow Americans our stripes so everyone can see our numbers.
And remember, members of Congress received the same healthcare insurance benefits as all other federal employee through the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, or FEHBP. They are not going to have to worry about their non-health care bill affecting them or their families. That too, clearly should be illegal. Vote them all out and it will be so. 2018 is closer than they think.