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Ed Schultz 3

“It’s outrageous what [Paul Ryan] just said! He is inciting civil war! That’s what he’s doing.

You take his comments, and you see exactly what they mean.  It’s almost as if Republicans want violence to take place in our society.”

Van Jones

“I’m not afraid to say that Paul Ryan’s budget is a threat to our country. Paul Ryan’s budget would knock out more critical infrastructure than Al Qaeda ever dreamed of.”

David Cay Johnston

“You know, Congressman Ryan requires his staff to read Ayn Rand, whose fictional hero, Howard Roark, is a man who blew up a building because it wasn’t built exactly to his specifications as the architect.

I mean, that’s the kind of society we want where our leaders say, not only are we taking from the sick and poor but we’re going to hold out as a model people who commit felonies like blowing up buildings. We really need to dig into understanding the kind of people who would put forth these ideas.”

Paul Krugman

“The only real things in [Paul Ryan’s budget] were savage cuts in aid to the needy and the uninsured, huge tax cuts for corporations and the rich, and Medicare privatization. All the alleged cost savings were pure fantasy.”