I was going to say something witty or snarky about this, but frankly this may be the most despicable thing Paul Ryan has ever said.
[Ryan] told an anecdote he said was relayed to him by Eloise Anderson, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) Department of Children and Families secretary.
“She once met a young boy from a very poor family, and every day at school, he would get a free lunch from a government program,” Ryan said.
“He told Eloise he didn’t want a free lunch. He wanted his own lunch, one in a brown-paper bag just like the other kids,” he continued. “He wanted one, he said, because he knew a kid with a brown-paper bag had someone who cared for him. This is what the left does not understand.”
According to Ryan, if your children eat subsidized school lunches, you don’t care about them.
Of course Ryan will show that he’s the one who really cares about them by punishing them; by cutting food stamps and school lunches. Like a serial abuser who claims they love the abused.
‘I only hit you because I love you.’
After Ryan displays his concern for the poor by shaming and punishing the poor, he’ll stop by a local soup kitchen and scrub a few already-clean dishes for a photo op.
Unbeknownst to Ryan, some cities provide free lunches to every single student regardless of their family income. Does this mean none of the kids attending school in these cities have someone who cares about them?
Does Ryan understand that a significant portion of his own party’s voting base relies on subsidized school lunches?
Is Paul Ryan human or merely a lizard wearing an Edgar suit?