I enjoyed Maggie Haberman's short post in Politico: "It appears as Ryan's appearance in [Florida] alongside Romney, planned for tomorrow, was redirected to Iowa." And so the fallout begins.
But the first comment at the bottom, from one Paul Costanza of East Rockaway, New York (Costanza, Costanza, let's see, ah yes, "Costanza" from New York, "Lord of the Idiots," right?) was even better:
My God, you liberals are either the most disingenuous or flat out dumbest people on the face of the earth. My favorite line in this thread is, "do you want to ask the top 2% to pay what they used to pay under Clinton so we can keep our safety net?" Does anyone really believe that the if we taxed ALL of the income of the "2%," that it would even scratch the surface of paying for the unfunded mandates the progressives have saddled us with over the last 80 years? Are you liberals all that mindless and sycophantic?
Could be. Not sure about that. But here's what we do know, Paul, and you obviously do not. Without raising payroll taxes by even a fraction of 1 percent, just lifting the income cap on Social Security contributions would virtually eliminate the program's coming deficit.
As for Medicare, its administrative cost is about 2 percent of revenue, whereas private health insurance used to run as high as 30 percent (now capped at 15 percent by President Obama's infamous ACA--oh, and consumer rebates are in the mail).
As for raising income taxes on the "top 2%"? Well, Paul, somebody has to pay for those unfunded, neoconservative wars, as well as that unfunded prescription program, and unfunded tax cuts.
Why now? Because you pseudoconservatives really were that mindless and sycophantic.