How convenient! A wealthy congressman has chosen to use his wealthy 78-year old mother to promote a plan that she herself would never benefit from – nor would she ever need to.
“She planned her retirement around this promise,” Ryan said as Betty Ryan Douglas looked on. “That’s a promise we have to keep.”—at a campaign rally in The Villages, Florida on Saturday, August 18, 2012.
This really makes no sense. Do people really plan their retirement around their Medicare eligibility? Not really. If anything, it’s social security that helps one continue after retirement. However, if one is lucky enough, and that is a strong ‘if,’ to be at a job long enough to receive a pension from a job, medical benefits is the added perk. Medicare has always been a given for anyone who has reached that specified age. But for Paul Ryan to use his own mother to promote something that he hopes to fade out is almost blasphemous. And what’s worse, she has no idea her son has plans to force seniors to eventually pay for their own healthcare once their Paul Ryan ‘voucher’ runs out. This is so unlike the scene where Brad Pitt’s mother stole face-time by writing an anti-gay letter. She went against everything Brad and his wife-to-be Angelina stands for. Betty Ryan may just be ever-so-elated to have her son running for the Presidency, I mean, the vice-Presidency. Perception may be everything. So, if senior Floridians see that the mother of He-Who-Acts-As-His-Own-Public-Relations-Manager supports him, then a mother’s love can’t be wrong. I know it snows in Pennsylvania in the Fall, but I didn’t know it trickled South in August. What a snow-job that it, huh?
She’s 78-years old, wealthy, and really doesn’t need Medicare. To have this body beside him up on that platform would be an obvious ploy for Ryan to avoid taking questions. Again, perception means so much. With the right makeup, clothing, the right-arm around the person as if she is on the left, is a picture-perfect moment that all is in working order. Now, it has become a bit clearer as to why Marco Rubio wasn’t selected as Mitt Romney’s sidekick. Hispanics, Latinos on Medicare? Now, if only that tax return issue could resurface along with Ryan’s union intervention…life might really become a Shakespearean play for the Democrats. It’s surprising that Sarah Palin hasn’t spoken out on Paul Ryan’s choice of advocacy for his plan. Quickly ask a rich person what a coupon or voucher is and their immediate response would be, “What?” But be sure to hurry up and walk away after they respond. They might get confused and get a headache. Somebody else knows what I mean.
What a “Political Animal” Paul Ryan is! At what other lengths will he go to just to brainwash the elderly into adopting his plan of assisted suicide? If the right senior were to appear on the scene, why not hammer home the Ryan-Kevorkian similarity? Maybe no one’s gotten to that measure of true health just yet. If you’re currently on Medicare, it seems you’re grandfathered for any changes. But, those future Medicare recipients either need to adopt New York Lottery’s old motto of “A Dollar and A Dream” or stow away an adequate amount of true blood. Life would have to imitate Art.