Ryan's performance is a stark reminder that Donald Trump is not the only government figure worthy of resistance. - From http://shareblue.com/paul-ryan-laughs-out-loud-about-people-losing-health-care/#.WLW_31nj6ws.twitter
them" attitude currently infecting politics, but Speaker of the House Paul Ryan put a chilly edge on divisiveness when he laughed it up with his colleagues over the prospect of cutting health care for tens of millions of people.
According to the Congressional Budget Office, repealing the Affordable Care Act will result in 32 million people losing their health insurance in the first ten years, and to varying degrees, Republicans freely acknowledge that their plan will leave people out.
Later in the same press conference, Ryan was asked about his longtime quest to cut safety net programs, and again greeted the prospect of cutting health insurance for millions with laughter, this time joined by his fellow House GOP leaders: RYAN: (laughs) Never, I never give up a dream, Kacie, I never give up dream.
By the way, two entitlements are being reformed with repealing and replacing Obamacare right now!
It is one thing to hold the misguided belief that hard choices on safety net programs need to be made in the name of fiscal responsibility, but quite another to take blatant glee in making those choices, knowing the harm they will bring to so many Americans’ lives.