05 May 2017

The Truth About GOP Hero Ayn Rand, House Majority Leader Paul Ryan and the republican healthcare plan

“The reason I got involved in public service, by and large, if I had to credit one thinker, one person, it would be Ayn Rand,” said Paul Ryan, the GOP's young budget star at a D.C. event honoring the author. On another occasion, he proclaimed, “Rand makes the best case for the morality of democratic capitalism.”

LET's get on thing straight. rep paul ryan's healthcare plan, the drumpf/trump-pence ryan healthcare plan, is not inspired by Christianity. If fact, drumpf/trump, pence and ryan, along with their supporters in congress (include rep barbara comstock r VA 10th district) who proclaim their own faith for political gain, are following the teaching of the famous undocumented immigrant ayn rand, a greedy, selfish, self-serving wench who in fact at the end of her life turned to the very social safety net programs she denounced and worked to end. Not only do they apply her teachings to their healthcare policies, they apply them to all the social safety net programs as well as to their plans for the EPA, public education, the NIH, the FDA, and government regulation of our food system, worker safety, transportation, in fact everything we, as Americans, expect of the American Social Contract and expect our government to do on behalf of the American people. ayn rand's philosophy goes way beyond grover norquist's desire to see a federal government so small it could "fit in a bathtub". ayn rand envisions a society as in 'Animal Farm', and sadly, the drumpf/trump-pence administration with their supporters in the republican controlled congress seem hell bent on doing all they can to change our Republics into a Third World theocratic plutocracy. It boggles one's mind that those who proclaim America as a Christian nation can blindly go along with this. Check out these videos below about ayn rand....
The Truth About GOP Hero Ayn Rand

Uploaded on Apr 18, 2011
A film adaptation of the 1957 novel Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand, opened this past Friday. The release of the film has coincided with a resurgence of popularity for Rand on the American Right. The trailer for Atlas Shrugged had its world premier at this year's CPAC conference, the Tea Party group FreedomWorks has rolled out a massive campaign to promote the film, and the story's opening line — "Who is John Galt" — has appeared on numerous signs at Tea Party rallies.

At the same time, some of the right's leading political and media lights have heaped praise upon Rand. The author of the Republicans' new budget plan to gut Medicare and Medicaid, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), has said Rand is the reason he entered politics. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) have both declared themselves devotees of her writing. Conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has his law clerks watch the film adaptation of Rand's book The Fountainhead. She's also received accolades from right-wing pundits Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, John Stossel, and Andrew Napolitano.

During her lifetime, Rand advocated "the virtue of selfishness," declared altruism to be "evil," opposed Medicare and all forms of government support for the middle-class and the poor, and condemned Christianity for advocating love and compassion for the less fortunate:

Rand also dismissed the feminist movement as a "false" and "phony" issue, said a female commander in chief would be "unspeakable," characterized Arabs as "almost totally primitive savages," and called government efforts to aid the handicapped and educate "subnormal children" an attempt to "bring everybody to the level of the handicapped."

As for the new Atlas Shrugged film, it made $1.7 million in its first three days in theaters, reasonable but unspectacular numbers for a limited release on 299 screens. But box-office watchers looking to see if the Tea Party represents a discrete market would have been disappointed. The movie grossed just $5,608 per theater over that time period, hardly a sign that groups were buying out theaters or that the movie was a pop culture phenomenon. By contrast, An Inconvenient Truth took in $70,333 per theater during its first five days on screens. That number fell to $17,615 per theater in its second week, but that number is still higher than Atlas Shrugged's more widely-available debut. And Atlas Shrugged's numbers look positively puny next to another culture-war adaptation of a popular book, Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ, which raked in $125,185,971 over its first five days in theaters.