by Joye Mercer Barksdale | August 15, 2012
Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney (Photo by Tom Anthony)
Ryan became the darling of ultra-conservatives after designing a budget that would raise taxes on the middle class to give the rich bigger tax breaks. Romney’s selection, Robinson writes, signifies that the upcoming election is really a choice between two starkly different philosophies – “We’re all in this together” versus “I got mine”.
“School bus drivers don’t make a lot of money. Nor, for that matter, do the clerks who help keep unqualified drivers and unsafe vehicles off the streets. But these workers are not mere cogs in a machine designed to service those who make more money. They are part of a community.
“The same is true of teachers, police officers, firefighters and others whom Romney and Ryan dismiss as minions of ‘big government’ rather than public servants.”