Sunday, April 20, 2014

Warren Slams Ryan For Blaming The Unemployed

Speaking at the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor’s Humphrey-Mondale Dinner on March 29, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) criticized the skewed perspective of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). "Paul Ryan looks around, sees three unemployed workers for every job opening in America and blames the people who can't find a job," she asserted. Ryan, though, won't blame the powerful interests that tanked the economy; instead, he wants to perpetuate their advantages: "Paul Ryan says don’t blame Wall Street: the guys who made billions of dollars cheating American families. Don’t blame decades of deregulation that took the cops off the beat while the big banks looted the American economy. Don’t blame the Republican Secretary of the Treasury and the Republican president who set in motion a no-strings-attached bailout for the biggest banks – nope. Paul Ryan says keep the monies flowing to the powerful corporations, keep their huge tax breaks, keep the special deals for the too-big-to-fail banks and put the blame on hard-working, play-by-the-rules Americans who lost their jobs. That may be Paul Ryan’s vision of how America works, but that is not our vision of this great country." Watch:

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